Journal archives for November 2021

November 02, 2021

Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata marginata) Listed on IUCN Red List as Near Threatened

Our precious jarrah (and marri) is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019 as "Near Threatened".

This of course is no surprise and goes hand in hand with the plight of our 3 endangered black cockatoos. Thank goodness logging will cease in a couple of years time but will this be enough especially considering "thinning" of forests and clearfelling for bauxite mining will still continue.

THREATS (as listed on IUCN Red List)
The habitat of this species has undergone decline due to clearing and cultivation associated with agriculture and pastoralism. The association between potential threats and ongoing decline requires further assessment.

https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/61913695/61913703#

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November 25, 2021

Black Cockatoo Crisis Documentary

Synopsis
DURATION: 27 MINUTES

Western Australia's iconic black cockatoos are in crisis. Their numbers have fallen dramatically over the past few decades and all three species in the south west of WA could become extinct in just 20 years unless something is done to protect their habitats. With the loss of the banksia woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain to housing, Carnaby's Black Cockatoos have come to depend on the once vast exotic pine plantations on Perth's northern fringe.

These pine plantations supply up to half of all the food needed to keep the population of Carnaby's alive but these too are disappearing. Within the next two years the remaining 6000ha of pines are slated for clearing leaving the cockatoos facing possible starvation.

Meanwhile the Baudin's Black Cockatoos are literally being shot out of the sky in an unequal battle for food with apple and pear growers in Perth's hills. And the Red Tail Forest Black Cockatoos are under threat from the loss of nesting hollows and declining habitat.

Black Cockatoo Crisis looks at the plight of our special cockatoos and what we can do to stop these threatened species disappearing for ever. The clock is ticking on our black cockatoos. Will we save them in time?

You can support this project by clicking on the below link to make a donation.

https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/black-cockatoo-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR150G76JZZve2_RHCq6Y8AnGLLgBRr51TFx_Y82TP4AWEZdEK_60g5JEDA

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