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Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project

by Conservation Volunteers Australia
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project

Greetings from Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project Team – WOW what a year it’s been so far, first the bushfires that ravaged through some of Australia’s beautiful landscapes and then COVID-19 that has affected the world in so many ways.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to suspend our regular in-person volunteering activities across the country for the foreseeable future.

“Our top priority is the well-being of our volunteers, staff, and the wider communities in which we live and operate. We’re implementing this change to enable social distancing, based on the latest advice from health authorities around the country.” – Phil Harrison, CEO, Conservation Volunteers Australia.

As we all know too well, two months is a long time during a pandemic, and whilst the potential for a second wave of infections is possible, we remain hopeful that we will soon be able to turn our attention to the land once more and resume the crucial work for the Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project

Most importantly the continued financial commitment from our donors through GlobalGiving continues to be essential in allowing us to move forward with the Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project.

THANK YOU, we appreciate and value your help so much and we look forward to your ongoing support into the future.

Until next time,

Stay safe.

Brett

Conservation Volunteers Australia
Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project Team

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Volunteers Planting trees
Volunteers Planting trees

 

Carnaby Cockatoo Habitat enhancement continued in South Perth our community volunteers helped to plant 2300 trees to continue our efforts to improve the Perth Metropolitan habitat for this iconic cockatoos.

The trees planted will significantly contribute to the ongoing expansion of Carnaby Cockatoo habitat within Perth and provide the needed habitat for future-proofing.  “It feels great to now I am helping this iconic species and to know we are contributing to its long term survival” volunteer quote from the day

Without the support of our wonderful volunteers and kind supporters,

CVA would not have been able to achieve the important milestones we have to date for the Carnaby’s.  Thank you again for all your amazing support and we appreciate the support into the future.

WA Conservation Volunteers Team

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Volunteer planting trees
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Volunteers hard at work protecting and restoring the native habitat of a much loved icon

 

 The gregarious Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos was once widespread across the West Australian Wheatbelt. It is now recognised as an endangered species. This wonderful icon has suffered huge reductions in population size - falling by over 50% in just 45 years.

 The Beeliar Regional Park is an ecologically significant reserve in the Perth Metropolitan area providing a vast diversity of native habitat for Carnaby Black Cockatoo’s living within the urban landscape.

 Volunteers again rallied to help Conservation Volunteers Australia further assist the City of Cockburn. Their much valued work made it possible to plant 600 native seedlings in the bush reserve surrounding Bibra Lake. This will significantly contribute to the ongoing expansion of Carnaby Cockatoo habitat within the Beeliar Regional Park.

 Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos face many major challenges, some of these include; the clearance of their feeding and nesting habitat, destruction of nesting hollows and significant rivalry with other species for nesting sites, along with the serious issue of plundering.

 Since European settlement, 56% of its habitat has been cleared, mainly for agriculture. Conservation Volunteers Australia has a long standing and ongoing partnership with the City of Cockburn to revegetate large areas of cleared land surrounding Bibra Lake with the purpose of increasing habitat connectivity within the reserve for our native wildlife.

 The Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos have a particularly low rate of breeding and the young birds have an especially long period of relying on the parent birds leaving them vulnerable to sudden changes to their environment.

 

Without the support of our wonderful volunteers and kind supporters, CVA would not have been able to achieve the important milestones we have to date.

 And with everyone’s ongoing assistance, we can continue to make a difference to our most vulnerable native species.

 

Thank you again for all your amazing support.

 

Tristan Duke

State Manager, Western Australia

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Photo Credit: Robert Nylander
Photo Credit: Robert Nylander

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) for over 10 years, and through the engagement of community members, have been restoring areas of natural habitat creating green ecological corridors for iconic South West Black Cockatoos; the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and the threatened Forrest Red Tail Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii). The Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and Forrest Red Tail Black Cockatoo are unique to the South West of Western Australia, from Geraldton to Esperance.

 

Since the 1970s, the population of the Carnaby’s Cockatoo has declined by more than a half. This is due to clearance of feeding and nesting habitat, removal of mature (at least 200-year-old) Eucalyptus trees that bear nesting hollows, competition from feral birds for existing nesting hollows and poaching. All of which are from human intervention.

 

Humans also have the choice to control the rate of these threatened birds by acting now to make a difference. CVA facilitates project days for people that want to make a difference by donating their time to volunteer with CVA and support habitat restoration for these federally protected birds. The Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and Forrest Red Tail black Cockatoo are protected species under the Commonwealth’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 and Western Australia’s Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950, regrettably their habitat is not protected resulting in their populations decline.

 

By making a donation, you enable the mobilisation of CVA Volunteer teams to work across the Perth metropolitan region and South West of Western Australia to protect and restore significant green ecological linkages for the bird’s survival. This is through revegetation of natural habitat and food sources and the suppressing of exotic invasive weeds and allows for native seedlings to germinate and grow. This along with protecting water sources vital for their survival, and the promotion of community education and knowledge transfer, will all assist in safeguarding and the restoration of these significant species and ecosystems.

 

Last financial year’s funding is being put towards habitat restoration for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo with the City of Cockburn, in partnership with the South West Group. The project will focus on weed management of revegetation sites to protect native seedlings survival rates to establish foraging grounds for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo in their urban movements of fragmented native bushland.

 Thank you for all your wonderful support.

Tristan Duke

State Manager, Western Australia

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Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) for over 10 years, and through the engagement of community members, have been restoring areas of natural habitat creating green ecological corridors for iconic South West Black Cockatoos; the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and the threatened Forrest Red Tail Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii).  The Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and Forrest Red Tail Black Cockatoo are unique to the South West of Western Australia, from Geraldton to Esperance.

 

Since the 1970s, the population of the Carnaby’s Cockatoo has declined by more than a half.  This is due to clearance of feeding and nesting habitat, removal of mature (at least 200-year-old) Eucalyptus trees that bear nesting hollows, competition from feral birds for existing nesting hollows and poaching.  All of which are from human intervention.

 

Humans also have the choice to control the rate of these threatened birds by acting now to make a difference.  CVA facilitates project days for people that want to make a difference by donating their time to volunteer with CVA and support habitat restoration for these federally protected birds.  The Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and Forrest Red Tail black Cockatoo are protected species under the Commonwealth’s Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 and Western Australia’s Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950, regrettably their habitat is not protected resulting in their populations decline.

 

By making a donation, you enable the mobilisation of CVA Volunteer teams to work across the Perth metropolitan region and South West of Western Australia to protect and restore significant green ecological linkages for the bird’s survival.  This is through revegetation of natural habitat and food sources and the suppressing of exotic invasive weeds and allows for native seedlings to germinate and grow. This along with protecting water sources vital for their survival, and the promotion of community education and knowledge transfer, will all assist in safeguarding and the restoration of these significant species and ecosystems.

 

Tristan Duke

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Location: Mount Pleasant, Victoria - Australia
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Brett Atkins
Ballarat, Victoria Australia
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