‘Watching extinction in real time’: conservationists losing hope for Australia’s swift parrot if logging continues

Experts predict there will be fewer than 100 individuals of the species by 2031 as the rate of decline in population grows faster.

This month, the environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, received criticism over a new recovery plan for the species because, among other concerns, it failed to adequately address clearing of its habitat in Tasmania, as well as areas of the mainland such as the south coast of New South Wales.