Coxen's Fig-Parrot Recovery Team
© The State of Queensland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2001
9. Recovery Objectives and Criteria
The overall objective of this recovery plan is to prevent extinction of Coxen's fig-parrot from human-induced causes and ensure the stability of wild populations.
Specific objectives during the life of the current recovery plan are to:
- locate one or more remaining populations;
- protect remaining populations and their habitat from human-induced threatening processes, thereby maintaining the populations and habitat;
- increase understanding of the ecology of Coxen's fig-parrot;
- secure and breed a captive population of Coxen's fig-parrot;
- increase the extent, quality and connectivity of the habitat of Coxen's fig-parrot.
The success of the recovery program will be assessed against the following criteria:
- at least one remaining population is located;
- ecological assessment and monitoring strategies are established;
- wild populations have not suffered reduction as a result of any factors other than stochastic events;
- knowledge of the bird's conservation status, current distribution, life history and taxonomic status is significantly increased;
- at least one pair of Coxen's fig-parrot founders is established and breeding in captivity;
- existing habitat is mapped and conserved, and at least two priority areas of degraded habitat are rehabilitated; and
- active community participation in Coxen's fig-parrot recovery is achieved.