New resource for farmers with endangered cockatoos
The booklet, ‘Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo and your farm’ has been produced by BirdLife Australia and was launched at the Albany Agricultural Show. It will be distributed as widely as possible to farmers across the range of the species.
BirdLife Australia’s Threatened Cockatoos project manager Matt Fossey said that farms in south-western Australia are very important for the long-term survival of the species.
“They provide bush for nesting and feeding, as well as watering and overnight roosting places,” he said.
“The booklet has been designed to raise awareness of landholders about Carnaby’s on their properties, and to promote actions that will help the cockatoos to survive across farming landscapes.’
The booklet also contains useful information about the habitats the cockatoos need, as well as practical advice about protecting bushland and nesting trees, revegetating for Carnaby’s and increasing the number of nesting hollows.
Production of the booklet was funded by South Coast NRM through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.
Free copies are available from our Albany office at 39 Mercer Road.