Australia's failing environment protection laws

25 Aug 2020
Dead bird
Conservationists say current laws don't take into account the cumulative impact of habitat threats on an animal like the swift parrot. (ABC RN: Nick Wiggins)

When Sean Dooley started birdwatching as a kid in the 80s the swift parrot was already rare.

"It's a beautiful bird. I remember around that time it was said that there were maybe 8,000," he says.

He says there now could be as few as 1,000 left in the wild.

It's classed as "critically endangered" — one step from extinction.

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