Gone forever – two-thirds of Australia has lost its unique birdlife

7 Feb 2022
The golden-shouldered parrot is currently listed as Endangered and has been driven to extinction from more than 96% of its historical habitat. Photo credit: Jan Wegener.

Researchers have revealed that threatened birds have disappeared from almost 70 per cent of Australia since European colonisation.

The study – led by The University of Queensland, Charles Darwin University, WWF Australia and Australian Wildlife Conservancy – mapped the pre-European (1750) habitats of Australia’s most threatened birds, comparing those with current habitats.

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