Our Bushland Diary

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Petition for our cockatoos

If you're a resident of Ellenbrook, you'll have seen our big beautiful squawky cockatoos flying over.  They are Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris).  They are an iconic species, once numbering in thousands of birds.  But now they are in trouble.  Because so many hectares of the trees they feed on have been cleared, their numbers have plummetted.

Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo are listed as Endangered under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.  

Let's act now to stop more trees being cleared, and give the birds a chance at survival.  Please click on the website below, and sign the petition.

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