In the grips of the biggest wave of extinctions the earth has ever faced, can a team of wildlife champions bring back one of the world’s rarest parrots from the brink of extinction?
In the far-flung reaches of Western Australia lives an intriguing bird so critically endangered that there are less than 150 estimated remaining in the world. The Western Ground Parrot clings to life in a tiny pocket of one of the most remote and spectacular corners of the globe, and faces many hurdles if it’s to survive the next decade.
There is hope… two dynamic teams of dedicated scientists and volunteers are battling to restore the bird’s numbers. One team from the Department of Parks and Wildlife are working the field to protect the wild population, tracking numbers and controlling predation while the second team at Perth Zoo are trying to establish a captive breeding program using inventive tactics with limited numbers.
But then, their worst nightmare happened...in November 2015 a series of devastating wildfires ripped through the bird’s last remaining wild stronghold, destroying 90% of their habitat. In the aftermath, can the collective recovery team prevent this extraordinary parrot from becoming the next entry on the extinction list? This is a desperate race against time…