Critically Endangered Swift parrots are the fastest parrot on Earth. They only breed in Tasmania’s native forests. At severe risk of extinction as logging in their breeding habitat continues.
In 2015 the International Union for Conservation of Nature listed the Swift parrot as critically endangered and recommended that all public lands that support Swift parrots be placed under secure, permanent conservation management. This has not happened.
Our satellite surveillance revealed that more than 2 250 hectares of Swift parrot core range habitat logged since 2019.
If logging does not stop in Swift parrot breeding and foraging habitat today, the species will go extinct.
The critically endangered Swift parrot will not survive further destruction of these forests.
Prime Minister Albanese & Tasmanian Premier Rockliff need to declare secure, permanent protection across all Swift parrot habitat in Tasmania; in the southern forests, on Bruny Island and the east coast.
A migratory bird, the Swift parrot’s winter-feeding habitat in NSW is also being lost to logging and bushfires.
The Tasmanian, NSW and Federal Governments need to permanently end the logging of Swift parrot habitat and provide secure protection in conservation reserves.
The critically endangered Swift parrot will not survive further destruction of their forest habitat.