WESTERN GROUND PARROT
Fewer than 150 birds left anywhere in the world
Meet Kyloring, the Western Ground Parrot
Kyloring is the Noongar name for the Western Ground Parrot. It is one of the rarest parrots in the world with a population estimated to be less than 150 birds. Found only in a remote Western Australian national park, the last wild population came close to being wiped by devastating bushfires.
Who we are
We are a community group which formed in Albany in 2003, at a time when it had become very obvious that the Western Ground Parrot was in serious decline. In 2009 we became incorporated and have since become a registered charity listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations.
The main aim of our organisation is to raise awareness about the threat of extinction facing the parrots. We raise funds for recovery projects and lobby for government support. We are also a member of the South Coast Threatened Birds Recovery Team and assist the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in its recovery actions.
The Recovery Team regularly reviews its activities and priorities. These are used by the Friends to determine how our funds can be best used- see our Donation page for our current priorities.
Get to know more about our committee.
Out of control bushfires, feral predation and climate change are the major threats facing the Western Ground Parrot. Bringing a critically endangered species back from the brink requires a team effort and Western Australia’s Parks and Wildlife Service, Perth Zoo, BirdLife Australia and our organisation, with the support from many others, are working together to prevent Western Australia’s rarest bird from becoming extinct.
Join us if you want to help save the Western Ground Parrot. Annual membership fees start at only $20.
Saving Kyloring Blog
The Friends of the Western Ground Parrot formally open their ArtAuction. Over the years we have received numerous donated pieces of art. Some are of beautiful kyloring and some of other special birds of conservation interest. The auction will raise funds that contribute to the ongoing conservation and recovery effort for the western ground parrot.Continue reading “Art Auction”
In April 2021 the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction undertook a world first translocation of the Critically Endangered western ground parrot in the attempt to re-establish another mainland population. Mark Bennett from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation joined them to document this effort. Our thanks go to the ABC for providing the Friends of theContinue reading “Western Ground Parrot on ABC’s Landline”
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(C) DBCA Sarah Comer
Friends of the Western Ground Parrot Inc.
PO Box 5613
Albany, WA 6332
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