The latest article from Don Knowler in TasWeekend Magazine tells the story of one little bird who refuses to die. The orange-bellied parrot is one of the most endangered wild birds on Earth. It breeds at only one known place – amid the button grass at Melaleuca, in the state’s southwest within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, in on of the planet’s remotest places. At the start of September 2017, the wild population numbered just 19 birds.

Read about the battle to save the last of these parrots here