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Cockatoo survival under threat

Posted by: 6PR | 16 January, 2012 - 1:16 PM
DEC has destroyed over a 100,000 ha of Black Cockatoo feeding grounds.

Out of control burn offs, continued logging and a drying environment are being blamed for threatening the survival of several Black cockatoo varieties in WA. The WA Forest Alliance's Jess Beckerling spoke to Paul Entwistle about what can be done.

 

 

Anyone wishing to help can contact David Patterson at cockatoodavid@gmail.com

 

Blog comments Your Say

  • Scientists for years have been warning of the imminent threat to the survival of our beautiful Black Cockatoos
    Now they are on the brink of extinction and suffering starvation thanks to an overzealous adhoc development,burning and land clearing regime of this deaf eared Government, Colin Barnett hang your head in shame.

    Sue Tuesday 24 January, 2012 - 6:12 AM
  • We must act immediately on logic and science to preserve the remaining habitat of these iconic black cockatoos. Their habitat is home to so many other unique species found nowhere else in the world. These forests help create and moderate our local climate. It is habitat, LIFE, for all of us.

    Heidi Hardisty Monday 23 January, 2012 - 4:01 PM
  • How about at least recognise that one of the main reasons of endangerment are the explosion of numbers in the Corella and pink and grey populations.

    Hugh Fleming Monday 23 January, 2012 - 1:59 PM
  • It is shameful that we are lead by a premier who looks at the sky, sees a few black cockatoos and states that conservationists are overreacting! Get a clue Colin, actually read the scientific studies (or get someone to explain them to you) and take action to save these WA Icons. Everyone can make a stand! Visit this site to help out! https://www.facebook.com/groups/355667146916/

    Matt Sunday 22 January, 2012 - 6:30 PM
  • These are the most amazing birds, long lived and really intelligent. I can't believe the apathy of DEC and the Federal and WA governments in failing to ensure their survival. The set-aside policy is a disaster, where they are able to set aside completely useless land but take valuable habitats and denude them of all vegetation. Jandekot airport is a prime example, some of the best Banksia woodland in exchange for more warehouses! Stop the logging of the Great(?) Southern forest and start looking into the future.

    Mark Friday 20 January, 2012 - 12:55 PM
  • When I went to Como High School in the 1970's every Easter the sky would be black with clouds of Carnaby cockatoos coming over the pine plantation heading to the northern wheatbelt. We need more national parks surrounding the city to limit the urban sprawl (e.g Sydney and it's northern suburbs) or corridors at the least, local councils becoming 'Cockatoo Aware' by planting and preserving local native trees (eg marris, banksias) surounding parks and on the streets. Of course we need a government that has the will to act, a minister that has a passion for the environment.

    Warren Haley Thursday 19 January, 2012 - 8:51 AM

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