The Night Parrot Recovery Team plays an important role in ensuring that research and management activities undertaken in support of Night Parrot conservation are aligned and coordinated.

The primary function of the team is to provide a forum for the coordination, delivery and ongoing review of the current Night Parrot Research Plan, and subsequent research or recovery plans as they are developed.

The Night Parrot Recovery Team also considers new information, provides advice to government and non-government organisations on priorities for research and conservation action, promotes the recovery effort and recommends new initiatives.

The current Night Parrot Recovery Team comprises:

  • Dr Allan Burbidge (Chair) (Principal Research Scientist, WA Department of Parks and Wildlife)
  • Dr Steve Murphy (Map IT, Lead Night Parrot Researcher)
  • Professor Stephen Garnett (Professor of Conservation and Sustainability, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, and BirdLife Australia)
  • Dr Julian Reid (Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University)
  • Dr Rachel Paltridge (Director, Desert Wildlife Services, Alice Springs)
  • Dr Leo Joseph (Director, Australian National Wildlife Collection, CSIRO)
  • Mr David Shevill (A/Director – Conservation Operations, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection)
  • Mr Simon Nally (Department of the Environment, Australian Government)
  • Mr Martin Heller (Fortescue Metals Group)
  • Mr Bruce Scott (Desert Channels Queensland and Grazier)
  • Mr Rob Murphy (Executive Manager North Region, Bush Heritage Australia)
  • Mr Marty McLaughlin (Principal Ranger (Central Region), Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service)
  • Dr Alex Kutt (Healthy Landscapes Manager, North Regional Team, Bush Heritage Australia)
  • Mr Nick Leseberg (University of Queensland)
  • Dr Rod Kavanagh (Australian Wildlife Conservancy).