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

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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.

Posted by kezzza4 kezzza4, February 01, 2022 05:32

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