Carnaby's Black Cockatoo
Thank you for donating to Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), enabling us to continue supporting the restoration projects with Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre (Kaarakin) over the past three months. Our teams of volunteers from all walks of life have made the trek up into the hills to help with this important conservation effort to create habitat for the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and the vulnerable Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.
Our volunteer teams have also been active in Beelu National Park, which is adjacent to Kaarakin’s property. The teams were unstoppable, planting native tree seedlings along the creek line up until Christmas. CVA has had 221 fantastic volunteers at the site so far - they have planted 3,740 native plants that cover a massive 2,355m2. They have also cleared 6,242m2 of noxious weeds and repaired 300m of conservation fencing. Our volunteers are keen to return this year and continue making a difference with your support.
Habitat for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and the Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is fast disappearing with urban development and climate change. These cockatoos provide an important link in the ecosystem of the south west of Western Australia, which is a biodiversity hot spot. The activities that have been achieved at Kaarakin will directly improve the habitat for the black cockatoos and will - in time - create habitat hollows for the birds to nest in. As the native plants mature, they will also provide an important food source for these beautiful birds. It’s a long term plan but the need for action now is urgent – we have to restore habitat to help these birds survive,
Jill Stryk, the Environmental Officer at Kaarakin said, “it was fantastic to get the planting at zone 3 finished this year and we couldn’t have done it without the volunteers from CVA”.
CVA would like to thank our supporters and volunteers. Without your valuable assistance, CVA couldn’t help out with this important cause. If you are able to donate again we would really appreciate it – every donation 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.
Volunteers in action
New seedlings doing well!