David Parker is the Senior Threatened Species Officer at the NSW Department of Planning & Environment and Chair of the National Recovery Plan for the Plains-wanderer. In his role David works with rural landholders to ensure the survival of threatened species. In 2021 these efforts lead to more than 13,000 hectares being gifted by landholders to protect the critically endangered plains-wanderer – one of Australia’s rarest birds.
On this episode David talks about his role in helping to bring these birds, affectionately known as "Goldilocks', back from the brink while working with passionate and dedicated local landholders.
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak.