The swift parrot is critically endangered, and these scientists are trying to save them from extinction.
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On its nesting grounds in Tasmania, the parrot population is being decimated by ferocious sugar gliders. The Difficult Bird Research Group is installing nests that automatically close at nighttime. This keeps the swift parrots safe from nocturnal sugar gliders. Tasmania is a small island seeing deforestation as a result of agriculture and logging. As deforestation worsens, swift parrots have fewer nesting trees. This exposes them to more sugar glider attacks.
Read more in “Predator-Proof Nests May Help Save Endangered Parrots”
Predator-Proof Nests May Help Save Swift Parrots From Extinction | Nat Geo Wild
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