Helping the Scarlet Robin beat the odds


The Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang) is vulnerable to extinction in the ACT due to habitat destruction, predation by introduced animals and birds such as the Currawong, and potentially by climate change altering their habitat.

The Conservator for Flora and Fauna has prepared an action plan to conserve this distinctive bird species from loss of habitat, predators and climate change.

The action plan sets out how we can identify and protect breeding and foraging habitat critical to the birds’ survival and manage that habitat to reduce the threats.  We aim to arrest the population decline and maintain a viable, stable, wild breeding population for both the sake of the birds and as a component of the indigenous biodiversity of the ACT and region.  See the action plan at