Regent Parrot Project

Trees For Life is working with landholders near Renmark to create a safe flight path for the Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides), a nationally threatened species under the EPBC Act (1999).

These beautiful birds are sadly under threat from a range of factors including clearance of mallee vegetation, drought, human disturbance and, importantly, loss of breeding habitat.

Through direct seeding Trees For Life is creating a vegetation corridor* to link the parrot’s feeding and nesting sites along the River Murray with an existing patch of mallee woodland. The revegetation includes a broad range of local native species to provide important sources of protection and food.

Read more about this project in the Winter 2023 edition of our ReLeaf magazine.

This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and landscape levies.

Banner image by Alan Pettigrew.