Norfolk Island morepork and green parrot: population structure, range movements and breeding success

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The Norfolk Island morepork (or boobook), Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata, is endemic to Norfolk Island and are listed as Endangered under the EPBC Act. The Morepork is a priority species under the Threatened Species Strategy and a priority for management by Norfolk Island National Park. Addressing key recommendations of a recent independent review and expert workshop, the project will carry out focused research and monitoring to better understand the owl’s population, range movements, breeding success, habitat preferences and genetic structure. The results will directly inform important conservation management decisions in relation to population management and threat abatement that Parks Australia needs to make for the species in the next few years.
Short titleNorfolk Island Owl research
Effective start/end date15/09/1931/08/21