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Government Links

Australian Government

Baudin's Black Cockatoo, Long-billed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.  Biodiversity - Species Profile and Threats Database.

Black-breasted button-quail (Turnix melanogaster)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.

Buff-breasted button-quail (Turnix olivii)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.

Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, Short-billed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.  Biodiversity - Species Profile and Threats Database.

Cumberland Plain Woodland
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.

EPBC Act List of Threatened Fauna
Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
"At the commencement of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) the list of threatened species, ecological communities and threatening processes consisted only of those previously listed under the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992. Under the EPBC Act new categories have been added for listed threatened species and ecological communities. Critically endangered, conservation dependant and extinct in the wild have been added to the previous categories of endangered, vulnerable and extinct for threatened species and critically endangered and vulnerable have been added to the previous category of endangered for ecological communities. The definition of a species under the EPBC Act includes sub-species and distinct populations that the Minister has determined to be species for the purposes of the Act."

Golden-shouldered Parakeet (Psephotus chrysopterygius)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment (Biodiversity).

Information about Australia's Flora - Botanical Databases
An Australian Government Initiative.  Maintained by the Australian National Botanic Gardens as part of its larger IBIS database, in collaboration with the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research and the Australian Biological Resources Study.

National recovery plan for the Black-breasted button-quail (Turnix melanogaster)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.

National recovery plan for the buff-breasted button-quail (Turnix olivii)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.

Newcastle Disease (ND)
Australian Government - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.  Newcastle disease (ND) is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic poultry, cage and aviary birds and wild birds.

Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia)
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.  "The Regent Honeyeater, with its brilliant flashes of yellow embroidery, was once seen overhead in flocks of hundreds. Today the Regent Honeyeater has become a 'flagship species' for conservation in the threatened box-ironbark forests of Victoria and NSW on which it depends."

Threatened Species Strategy
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.  "The Australian Government has established a new national approach to threatened species. The Threatened Species Strategy is a plan for how we will prioritise effort and work in partnership with the community and state and territory governments over the next five years. The Strategy sets out a road map and highlights how our approach of science, action and partnership can be used to achieve the long-term goal of reversing species declines and supporting species recovery."

Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan 2015-16 20 birds by 2020
Australian Government - Department of the Environment.  "The Threatened Species Strategy Action Plan 2015/16 identifies twelve threatened birds for action. They were identified by the Office of the Threatened Species Commissioner in response to expert input and consultation with the scientific community, and through consideration against the principles for prioritisation in the Threatened Species Strategy. The remaining eight birds will be identified within one year through appropriate consultation."

New South Wales State Government

A Review of Biodiversity Legislation in NSW | Final Report | 18 December 2014
© Copyright State of NSW and the Office of Environment and Heritage.
Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel: Dr Neil Byron (Chair), Dr Wendy Craik AM, Dr John Keniry AM, and Professor Hugh Possingham. This report was prepared by the Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel in good faith exercising all due care and attention, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the relevance, accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of this document in respect of any particular user's circumstances. Users of this document should satisfy themselves concerning its application to, and where necessary seek expert advice in respect of, their situation. The views expressed within are not necessarily the views of the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and may not represent OEH policy.

Biodiversity Legislation Review | OEH Paper 6: Wildlife Management
NSW Government – Office of Environment & Heritage.
The wildlife provisions in the National Parks and Wildlife Act today remain largely unchanged since the Act's commencement 40 years ago. The basic approach to regulating people's interactions with wildlife was, and remains, one of prohibition and prescription: that is, interactions (taking, trading, keeping, moving, killing or harming) are banned unless otherwise permitted, generally via a licence. There are 12 different licence types provided for under the National Parks and Wildlife Act to regulate different activities that affect or relate to native plants or animals. Each licence type has a range of different conditions that must be complied with. The ability to enforce these conditions, as well as people's compliance with them, varies greatly.

Black-browed Albatross
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Conservation status:  The Black-browed Albatross is listed as a Vulnerable Species on Schedule 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995 (TSC Act).

Eastern Ground Parrot (Pezoporus wallicus)
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage - Threatened Species.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland
Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust - Discover the biodiversity and ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

Cumberland Plain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage - Nature Conservation.
Cumberland Plain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion - critically endangered ecological community listing. NSW Scientific Committee - Final Determination.

Feral Bees
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage - Pest Animals.

Feral Cats
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage - Pest Animals.

Feral Foxes
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage - Pest Animals.

Voluntary Conservation on Private and Public Land - Natural Tree Hollows
NSW Office of Envvironment and Protection. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW). Only old trees have hollows. As they fall and die or are logged or cleared, they can not be replaced without 100 or more years of growth, maturity and decay. To increase understanding and awareness of hollow-bearing trees and the urgent need to protect them, this note covers the following topics: – what tree hollows are and how they form; – what tree species produce hollows; – what lives and depends on them; and, – what you can do to retain and protect trees with natural hollows.

NSW Bird keeper's licence
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage.  All native birds are protected in NSW under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. As illegal killing and trapping has contributed to the decline of many native Australian bird species, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) manages licensing systems to regulate the keeping, buying and selling of these birds by bird keepers and pet shops.

NSW Native Animal Keepers' Species List 2014
NSW Government - Office of Environmnet & Heritage - NSW Parks & Wildlife Service.

NSW Native Animal Keepers' Species List 2015
NSW Government - Office of Environmnet & Heritage - NSW Parks & Wildlife Service.

NSW Parrots
NSW Government - Enivonment & Heritage - Nature Conservation.

NSW Guidelines for the Pinioning of Birds
NSW Government - Department of Primary Industries.

Regent Honeyeater - Profile
NSW Government - Environment and Heritage - Environmental Issues.
Scientific name:   Anthochaera phrygia
Conservation status in NSW:  Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status:  Endangered

NSW Recovery Plan for the Large Forest Owls
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW) (2006). NSW Recovery Plan for the Large Forest Owls: Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) and Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae) DEC, Sydney.

NSW Threatened Species
NSW Government - Environment & Heritage - Nature Conservation.

Threatened Species Conservation Act
NSW Government - Environment and Heritage - Threatened Species - Legislation (TSC Act).

NSW (North East NSW) Trees With Hollows
NSW Department of Envivonment & Conservation, Environment Protection & Regulation Division, North East Branch.

New South Wales Local Government Councils

Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia)
Pittwater Council - Animals and Plants - Threatened Species, Populations and Communities.
A striking bush nomad at home in the treetops.  Conservation Status - Critically endangered species in NSW (TSC Act). It is also listed as an endangered and migratory species at a national level in the EPBC Act.

Comparative Diets of the Powerful Owl, Sooty Owl and Masked Owl in South Eastern Australia
Pittwater Council.  Rodney P. Kavanagh.  Forest Research Division, State Forests of New South Wales.
The three large forest owls of south eastern Australia, the Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua), Sooty Owl (Tyto tenebricosa) and Masked Owl (T. novaehollandiae), often occur sympatrically but little is known about how they partition their habitat. The places where owls obtain their food and what they eat may have a crucial bearing on our understanding of their habitat requirements.

High Value Arboreal Habitat
Coffs Harbour City Council. Environment - Protected Flora. Coffs Harbour City Council, in association with the Office of Environment and Heritage, has undertaken this project to survey and map patches of old trees and significant arboreal habitat. The aim of the High Value Arboreal Habitat study was to produce a map of the forests which contain large, old and hollow bearing trees in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA).

Hollows for Habitat
Mosman Council - Environment - Bushland and Biodiversity. As a leader of environmental initiatives, Mosman Council is continuing to develop and implement programs and management strategies that aim to protect, preserve and enhance its natural areas. Due to the reduction over the past 200 years of natural ecosystems, native fauna and their habitat, the retention, protection, and creation of natural shelters is becoming ever more important. Several species of native fauna depend on tree hollows for breeding. For more information on the creation of terrestrial habitat and habitat stag trees in the Mosman area or how to create habitat within your own property please contact Councils Environment and Open Space Team on 9978 4000.

Tree Hollows - Homes for Wildlife
Wingecarribee Shire Council - Environment - Environmental Information - Flora & Fauna. When undertaking developments or landscaping, efforts should be made to avoid and protect all trees with hollows including dead standing trees wherever possible. An arborist can assist to ensure these are kept in a safe condition.

Northern Territory Government

Threatened Species List- Birds
NT Government - Department of Land Resource Management - Threatened Species List - Birds.

Queensland State Government

QLD Near Threatened Animals (32 Bird Species)
QLD Government - Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection.

Black-breasted button-quail (Turnix melanogaster)
QLD Government - Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection.

Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus macgillivrayi)
QLD Government - Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection. "Conservation Status: This subspecies is listed as vulnerable in Queensland (Nature Conservation Act 1992) and is ranked as a low priority under the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection."

Golden-shouldered parakeet (Psephotus chrysopterygius)
QLD Government - Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus)
QLD Government - Department of Science, Information, Technology and Innovation. Targeted species survey guidelines. Near Threatened (Nature Conservation Act 1992) | Ecological Sciences, Queensland Herbarium.

Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia)
QLD Government - Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

Southern Cassoway (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii)
QLD Government - Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection.

South Australian Government

Annual Report Glossy Black Recovery Program 2013
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "2013 Annual Report of the Kangaroo Island Glossy Black-cockatoo Recovery Program. Last updated: 28/05/2015."

Beak and Feather Disease
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a potentially deadly disease that affects parrots, cockatoos and lorikeets (psittacine birds). Last updated: 13/12/2013."

Bioregion Fact Sheet about the Glossy Black Cockatoo
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Information about the glossy black cockatoo. Last updated: 18/11/2013."

Bioregion Fact Sheet about the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Information about the red tailed black cockatoo. Last updated: 18/11/2013."

Fact sheet - Glossy Black Cockatoo
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Fact sheet - Glossy Black Cockatoo. Last updated: 12/07/2011."

Glossy Black Cockatoo
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Information about the glossy-black cockatoo. Last updated: 20/06/2013."

Glossy Black Cockatoo Ecological Fire Management Strategy
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "This strategy focuses on fire risk management for the Glossy Black-cockatoo and identifies issues that should be considered before, during and after fire. Last updated: 03/12/2015."

Glossy Black Cockatoo Facts
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Information about Kangaroo Island Glossy black-cockatoo. Last updated: 18/03/2015."

Glossy Black Cockatoo Photography Guidelines
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Guidelines for photographing Glossy Black-Cockatoos to prevent scaring them. Last updated: 14/01/2014."

Glossy Black Cockatoo Recovery Plan
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Recovery plan for glossy-black cockatoo populations on Kangaroo island. Last updated: 20/06/2013."

Habitat and Food Planted for Glossy Black Cockatoos
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Volunteers planted 500 seedlings on Kangaroo Island to provide habitat and food for glossy black-cockatoos. Last updated: 27/06/2012."

Kangaroo Island Glossy Black Cockatoo Recovery Program Annual Report
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Kangaroo Island Glossy black-cockatoo Recovery Program Annual Report. Last updated: 13/08/2015."

Recovery Plan - South Australia - Glossy Black Cockatoo - 2005-2010
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Recovery Plan - South Australia - glossy black cockatoo - 2005-2010. Last updated: 08/02/2011."

Recovery Plan Background - South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo - 2006
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Recovery Plan background - South-Eastern red-tailed black-cockatoo - 2006. Last updated: 08/02/2011"

Recovery Plan - South-Eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo - 2006
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Recovery Plan - South-Eastern red-tailed black-cockatoo - 2006. Last updated: 08/02/2011."

Recovery Plan - Eyre Peninsula - Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo - 2008
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Recovery Plan - Eyre Peninsula - yellow-tailed black cockatoo - 2008. Last updated: 08/02/2011."

Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Ecological Fire Management Strategy
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Ecological Fire Mgnt Strategy. Last updated: 18/12/2014."

Strategic Plan South Australian Sub-species Glossy Black Cockatoo Kangaroo Island
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Strategic Plan South Australian sub-species glossy black-cockatoo, Kangaroo Island. Last updated: 13/08/2015."

South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Ecological Fire Management Strategy
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Ecological Fire Management Strategy. Last updated: 22/02/2012."

What Glossy is that?
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "How to distinguish between male and female Glossy black-cockatoos. Last updated: 28/05/2015."

Volunteer call-out to help cockatoos
Government of South Australia - Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resouces. "Volunteer call-out to help count cockatoos and plant seeds on Kangaroo Island. Last updated: 12/06/2012."

Tasmanian State Government

TAS Threatened Species Information
TAS Government - Parks and Wildlife Services.

Victorian State Government

Non-indigenous Bird Management Policy
VIC Government - Department of Environment and Primary Industries.  Key points for bird keepers and documented policies.

Regent Honeyeater (Xanthomyzra phrygia)
VIC Government - Department of Sustainibility and Environment.  Flora and Fauna ACTION STATEMENT.

Western Australian Government

Cockatoo Care
WA Government - Western Australian Museum.
Cockatoo Care was introduced in September 2001 as a joint initiative of the Water Corporation and the Western Australian Museum.  The objectives of the program have been to research the distribution and ecology of Carnaby's, Baudin's and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos and threats to their survival, and to implement measures to encourage the conservation of these birds through habitat enhancement, feral bee research and community education and involvement.