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February 08, 2024

Register now for the 2024 Great Cocky Count!

Register now for the 2024 Great Cocky Count!

Registrations are now open for the 2024 Great Cocky Count! Help us count black-cockatoos across southwest WA as they fly into their evening roosts on Sunday 14th April at sunset. This annual citizen science survey provides essential data to estimate population trends for our threatened cockies and to help protect critical habitat. No experience is required – we provide full instructions or you can attend one of our information and training sessions (see details below). Counters are needed to cover sites from Geraldton in the north to Esperance along the south coast. Registrations close on the 24th March.

Register here today to join our volunteer flock for the 2024 Great Cocky Count!

Swoop in and attend one of our Black-Cockatoo and Great Cocky Count workshops!

Birdlife Australia will be holding free workshops around Perth and in regional centres across southwest WA in the lead up to the Great Cocky Count. The workshops will bring the world of black-cockatoos to life, identify the threats they face, and show how people can get involved in the GCC and take other actions to support black-cockatoos.

Please see the list of workshops below and follow the links for more details and for registration. More workshops and links will be added in future eNews editions as further details become available. The workshops will be hosted by local councils and conservation/Landcare groups, and presented by BirdLife Australia staff.

Albany – Saturday 17th February 9.30 – 11.30am
Hosted by South Coast NRM
*Includes a black-cockatoo breeding monitoring information session

Mundaring – Saturday 24th February 10.00 – 11.30am
Hosted by Shire of Mundaring

Mandurah – Tuesday 5th March 5.30 – 7.30pm
Hosted by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council
*Includes information about the Keep Carnaby’s Flying, Ngoolarks Forever Project

Bunbury – Wednesday 6th March 5.30 – 7.00pm
Hosted by Leschenault Catchment Council

Lockridge – Saturday 9th March 10.00 – 11.30am
Hosted by City of Swan
*Includes information about the Keep Carnaby’s Flying, Ngoolarks Forever Project

Kwinana – Tuesday 12th March 6.00 – 7.30pm
Hosted by City of Kwinana
*Includes information about the Keep Carnaby’s Flying, Ngoolarks Forever Project

Murdoch – Wednesday 13th March (evening, time TBC)
Hosted by Murdoch University

Armadale – Thursday 14th March 6.00 – 8.00pm
Hosted by City of Armadale and Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group

Dwellingup – Sunday 17th March (afternoon, time TBC)
Hosted by Landcare SJ and Shire of Murray

Margaret River – Monday 18th March 5.30 – 7.30pm
Hosted by Cape to Cape Bird Group and Shire of Augusta-Margaret River
*Includes a Birds on Farms workshop, also presented by BirdLife Australia

Register to take part in the Great Cocky Count and for other links to workshops etc

https://birdlife.org.au/events/great-cocky-count/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BirdLife%20WA%20eNews%20%207%20February%202024&utm_content=BirdLife%20WA%20eNews%20%207%20February%202024+CID_dcf096bd26fe58959722ac90c2573651&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software

Posted on February 08, 2024 02:20 AM by kezzza4 kezzza4 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

February 13, 2024

URGENT please sign petition

Please sign this petition.

They are wanting to remove habitat trees for the black cockatoos that have taken decades to grow from Claremont Showgrounds for the "temporary tent for Cirque du Soleil".

I can't believe anyone would think this is ok!!!

Why this petition matters

Started by
Narelle Wasley

We, the undersigned, call for the preservation of three significant gumtrees at Claremont Showgrounds, currently under threat of removal for the upcoming Cirque du Soleil show. These gumtrees serve as critical nesting and roosting sites for endangered Carnaby's and Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos.

The potential destruction of these trees poses a serious threat to the well-being and survival of these iconic Australian birds. As concerned citizens, we believe in finding alternative solutions that allow the show to proceed without compromising the integrity of the local ecosystem.

We urge Cirque du Soleil to collaborate with local communities, environmental organizations, and relevant authorities to explore alternative locations within Claremont Showgrounds or implement measures to protect the trees during the event.

Preserving our natural environment and protecting endangered species should be a shared responsibility. By signing this petition, we call on Cirque du Soleil to reconsider the decision to remove these gumtrees and engage in a constructive dialogue with local stakeholders to find a mutually beneficial solution.

Your support is crucial in demonstrating a commitment to responsible and environmentally conscious practices. Let's ensure the survival of these endangered birds and safeguard the biodiversity that makes our community unique.

Signatures: 1,826Next goal: 2,500
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Thanks to your support this petition has a chance at winning! We only need 674 more signatures to reach the next goal - can you help?
Take the next step!

https://www.change.org/p/protect-claremont-showgrounds-gumtrees-for-endangered-cockatoos?recruiter=1379368&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=share_for_starters_page&recruited_by_id=e8e9c210-fe51-012f-80f7-4040b91ba155&share_bandit_exp=initial-37885122-en-AU&utm_content=fht-37885122-en-au%3A0&fbclid=IwAR3Ytr7HE-F81WocSmAeIfnqrmHFLIMf8aEaxCVSQHkNjyc679XmOAT45nc

Posted on February 13, 2024 09:36 AM by kezzza4 kezzza4 | 2 comments | Leave a comment