The Orange-bellied Parrot Tasmanian Program is committed to the protection, monitoring and management of the Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) in Tasmania. As part of the Tasmanian State Government, we provide an authoritative and up-to-date source of information on the status of the OBP in Tasmania.
About the Program
DPIPWE staff climbing high at Melaleuca to prepare artificial nesting boxes. Photo: DPIPWE
Working together with the National Recovery Team and volunteers, the OBP Tasmanian Program undertakes a range of activities to assist with the survival of the species in the wild.
At the single breeding site in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, this includes close monitoring of the wild population, provision of artificial nest boxes and supplementary food, mitigation of threats and the release of captive-bred birds.
The OBP Tasmania Program also manages the Hobart-based captive breeding facility, where birds are bred to both contribute to the captive insurance population and for release into the wild.
The Orange-bellied Parrot Recovery Plan guides the conservation actions, tasks, costs and responsible parties required to improve the conservation status of the OBP.
Supplementary food is provided to Orange-bellied Parrots at their breeding ground. Photo: DPIPWE
Advice on the recovery process is provided by the OBP Recovery Team, which has representatives from all state government conservation agencies, the Commonwealth government, and NGOs. The OBP Tasmanian Program is governed though the DPIPWE OBP Management Group.