Carnaby's and Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Project

by Conservation Volunteers Australia Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
Feb 5, 2018

Summer Plantings and More!

Thousands of seedlings planted
Thousands of seedlings planted

The last three months have seen our volunteers face some unusual weather for Perth.  With a milder summer, we have had the opportunity to do some planting in wetland sites around the Swan Canning Riverpark, a rare treat for this time of year!  The seedlings planted throughout these tributaries filter storm and road water runoff before it enters the rivers.  Carnaby’s Cockatoos, as with most birds, have a phenomenal memory when it comes to revisiting clean water sources and our volunteers have planted over 4,400 native seedlings along the waterways and catchments.

Although we have had a milder summer so far, we have still had several warm days and our teams have managed to produce considerable conservation outcomes at Baigup Wetland, despite the higher temperatures. Baigup Wetland is a significant remnant parcel of bushland, which forms part of the Swan River Flood Plain.  The area has an abundance of birdlife and we have visited this site regularly over the last couple of years.  

Baigup Wetlands Interest Group Coordinator, Penny was amazed with the results achieved, “I am astounded at the amount Tim’s CVA team managed to get done in such hot and steamy conditions. They did a sterling job.  Their weeding efforts also exposed stakes that no longer had a living plant next to them, and these have now been removed. This area is coming on very nicely now with some well-established shrubs, ground covers and trees surviving well.”

We would like to thank our generous GlobalGiving donors and our volunteers.  Without your support, we wouldn’t be able to make a difference.  If you are able to donate again, we would really appreciate it – every effort will help us to continue achieving these great conservation results and give these beautiful birds a better chance at coming back from the brink of extinction.  As we move out of summer and into autumn, our teams will start to prepare sites for winter planting.

Removing invasive weeds at Baigup Wetlands
Removing invasive weeds at Baigup Wetlands
Volunteers at Bannister Creek
Volunteers at Bannister Creek



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Conservation Volunteers Australia

Location: Mount Pleasant, Victoria - Australia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Madeline Townsend
Mt Helen, Ballarat, Victoria Australia
$6,235 raised of $15,000 goal
30 donations
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