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22 de setembro de 2022

24 de julho de 2022

Baudin's Black Cockatoos CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

It's official, Baudin's Black Cockatoos are now listed in the IUCN Red List as CRITICALLY ENDANGERED.

https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22684727/210840935

Publicado em 24 de julho de 2022, 11:06 AM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

03 de maio de 2022

A Thousand Cuts - Report

An extremely interesting read highlighting the dire plight of the 3 endangered black cockatoos and their habitat which is at increased threat of being destroyed by mining. In fact, mining is the No1 threat to destruction of their habitat.

WA’s peak environment and forest conservation groups have published this report to provide information and analysis regarding the impacts of bauxite mining in the Northern Jarrah Forests. The Northern Jarrah Forests are one of a handful of Australian ecosystems under particular threat of collapse due to climate change. They are highly diverse and home to an incredible number and variety of plants and animals as well as being vital to water quality and supply for the Perth metropolitan region and South West forests.
West Australians are increasingly concerned with the protection of this magnificent place. The report provides both an overview and high level of detail on the region and the threat posed by proposed mining expansions.
It will assist in advocacy, research and communication as we work towards the protection of the Northern
Jarrah Forests in secure conservation areas.

https://wafa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/A-Thousand-Cuts-NJF-Report-FINAL.pdf?utm_source=Website&utm_medium=pdf&utm_campaign=NJF&fbclid=IwAR182QnCFZOiK3GHbmmiFKCl8k7sd8nZoaDlxDaagx-owUvyTyYavrDezUA

Publicado em 03 de maio de 2022, 11:22 AM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

17 de março de 2022

Carnaby's breaks record

Carnaby’s breaks record

The Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo of Western Australia is a migratory species, undertaking regular seasonal movements each year, heading from drier inland areas of the state towards the coast as the cooler weather sets in.

Although the timing of these movements is reasonably predictable, the distance that these birds fly is less so, with most birds flying no further than 150 kilometres or so between breeding grounds and their near-coastal wintering areas. Indeed, according to the ABBBS database, the longest-recorded distance ever flown by a Carnaby’s was 169 kilometres, between the grounds of Murdoch University in Perth and Boyanup State Forest, in the state’s far south.

However, a keen observer recently saw (and photographed) a Carnaby’s on a farming property in the Chapman Valley, in the state’s Midwest. The bird had previously been fitted with an individual metal band on its leg, and by closely examining the photographs taken of the bird, it was possible to make out the individual numbers engraved on the leg-band, and thus determine the identity of the cocky. It didn’t take too much more investigation to discover that the bird was far from Coomallo, north of Perth, where it had been banded — 200 kilometres away! A new world record!

If you'd like to contribute to Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo conservation, why not register to take part in this year's Great Cocky Count, to take place on Sunday 3 April. Registrations close on 13 March.

That's not all we're doing to save Carnaby's Black-Cockatoos. BirdLife Australia has joined with other organisations to mount a campaign to protect Carnaby's and other threatened black-cockatoos in Western Australia.

Western Australia’s peak environmental groups, scientists, doctors and Indigenous Elders have launched a campaign to ‘Save The Black Cockatoos’ with a petition handover to the Minister for Environment Reece Whitby and Labor MLC Stephen Pratt at Parliament House, which took place on Tuesday 22-2-22. Stephen Pratt agreed to submit the petition to the Upper House.

Unfortunately, an accompanying rally that had been planned for the day had to be cancelled due to COVID 19.

Birdlife Australia, The WA Forest Alliance, The Conservation Council of WA, The Wilderness Society and the Urban Bushland Council are calling for an investigation into why current ‘Recovery Plans’ are not being instigated, leading to a massive loss of habitat and drop in numbers of black-cockatoos.

So degraded and reduced is the natural habitat of the black-cockatoos, they have moved into plantations to find sufficient food to survive. Birdlife Australia’s Black-Cockatoo Recovery Manager, Rochelle Steven, said that hundreds of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos currently obtain half of their food from the Gnangara pine plantation, but despite their reliance on this food source, the last few thousand hectares of pines in the plantation are due to be chopped down over the next 2 years — without being replaced with banksia woodland, or any other alternative food source.

“Removing this food supply could result in a massive starvation event,” she said.

https://birdlife.org.au/media/carnabys-breaks-record/

Publicado em 17 de março de 2022, 05:42 AM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

14 de março de 2022

17 de fevereiro de 2022

01 de fevereiro de 2022

Rally to Save The Black Cockatoos at Parliament House Perth Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at 12 noon

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rally-to-save-the-black-cockatoos-tickets-251834161757?utm_source=Website&utm_campaign=Cockies&fbclid=IwAR1sL16jlCKU8et7BaHzJgOD-9ixmVKgbtDI4p3exXDDQUOWxMIoFcLCkv8

Rally to #SaveTheBlackCockatoos and their woodland and forest habitat. This is a campaign launch and petition handover. Wear black.
About this event
WA’s leading conservation groups together with scientists and Aboriginal elders have formed a coalition to call for an emergency plan to #SaveTheBlackCockatoos of the Southwest of WA from extinction. This event will launch the campaign and involve a petition hand-over. Wear black to show support.

All three threatened species of black cockatoo have fallen drastically in number and face a high risk of becoming extinct without strong action to protect and expand their habitat.

• The Ngolyenok (Carnaby’s Cockatoo)

• The Ngolak (Baudin’s Cockatoo) and

• The Karak (Forest Red-tailed Cockatoo)

Much of their woodlands and forests have been cleared and what remains is fragmented and much altered by logging (which will stop by 2024) as well as thinning, mining, clearing, drying from climate change and inappropriate fire management practices. This has resulted in the depletion of both their food supply and the old trees with large hollows that they need for breeding.

The lack of food has forced many to rely on gardens, orchards, and plantations.

Ngolak’s are being illegally shot in pear and apple orchards while the northern population of Ngolyenoks are reliant on the Gnangara pine plantation for half their food, which is being chopped down over the next 2 years. Removing the last of this food supply could result in a massive starvation event. Meanwhile Karaks face proposals to expand bauxite mining in the Jarrah Forest by 50%. All species are also affected by land clearing and inappropriate fire regimes.

Recovery plans for these species have previously been created but the recommendations have not been instigated. We have therefore launched a petition to investigate this failure and calling for an emergency plan co-designed and managed with Traditional Owners and scientists that includes the following actions to address their major threats.

  1. Set targets to expand forests and woodlands.
  2. Stop the expansion of bauxite mining in native forests.
  3. Undertake a scientific review of broad scale prescribed burning.
  4. Stop the Illegal shooting of Black Cockatoo in Orchards.
  5. Save the Banksia Woodlands on the coastal plain and the Woodlands of the wheatbelt.
  6. Stop the clearing the Gnangara pine plantation until the Banksia Woodland is restored.
  7. Encouraging the public and local governments to plant Black Cockatoo food trees.

Please come to the Rally on 22-2-22 and bring a friend or 2 and wear black to show your support.

Publicado em 01 de fevereiro de 2022, 05:32 AM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

31 de janeiro de 2022

Rally to Save The Black Cockatoos at Parliament House Perth Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at 12 noon & Petition

TUESDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 2022 AT 12:00
Rally to Save The Black Cockatoos
Parliament House Perth

If you can please attend this rally. If you're on Facebook please join the group Save the Black Cockatoos
@SavetheBlackCockatoosCoalition · Environmental conservation organisation.

These threats are not going away any time soon unless we act. While recovery plans for these species have previously been created by the State Government, the recommendations have never been instigated.
Without urgent action, black cockatoos will soon become extinct in WA. To advocate against this, the Save the Black Cockatoos Coalition has launched a petition and planned a rally at WA's Parliament House on 22-02-22, Rally to Save The Black Cockatoos.

The signatures from the petition will be presented at the rally, the Coalition will continue gathering signatures until the State Government acts to save the black cockatoos.

Print and sign the petition below (signatures need to be in a physical form to be seen as legitimate by the State Government)

bit.ly/BlackCockatooPetition

P.S. We are encouraging everyone to wear black to the rally to represent black cockatoos - see you there!

Publicado em 31 de janeiro de 2022, 04:55 AM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

25 de janeiro de 2022

Great Cocky Count 2022 now open for registrations

Great Cocky Count 2022
Great Cocky Count registrations are now open.
Help us count Black-Cockatoos across southwest WA as they fly into their evening roosts on Sunday April 3 at sunset. This annual citizen science survey provides essential data to estimate population trends for our threatened cockies and to help protect critical habitat.
Registrations close March 13. No experience is required. Training workshops will be held in various locations around the south-west – details of the workshops will be shared on our website, Facebook page and in future eNews editions.
Click here to register and join the 2022 Great Cocky Count.

https://birdlife.org.au/projects/southwest-black-cockatoo-recovery/great-cocky-count-swbc?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BirdLife%20WA%20eNews%20-%2025%20January%202022&utm_content=BirdLife%20WA%20eNews%20-%2025%20January%202022+CID_34e76431484775cadd5fdfdfa69fb30c&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Great%20Cocky%20Count%202022

Publicado em 25 de janeiro de 2022, 12:29 PM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário

08 de dezembro de 2021

Baudin's Black Cockatoos are CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Climate change has emerged as a dire threat to Australian birdlife, as comprehensive surveys from around the continent reveal millions of individual birds have disappeared in the past decade.

A concerning number of Australia’s birds are also closer to extinction than they were 10 years ago, as climate change, the destruction of habitat and feral predators take a toll, according to a new 800-page report published by CSIRO

Estimation of 2,500 - 4,000 birds remaining 2018. Climate change isn't the reason for the decline of Baudin's though. Destruction of habitat, nesting hollows, foraging food etc is the reason for their decline. So, many of their forgaging foods are in fact listed as "near threatened" including jarrah, marri and others. It's hardly surprising that extinction is now looming as a very likely possibility.

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/australian-birds-feel-heat-from-climate-but-conservation-offers-hope-20211130-p59dca.html

Publicado em 08 de dezembro de 2021, 12:20 PM por kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comentários | Deixar um comentário