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פברואר 11, 2021

Three years until Carnaby's Black-Cockatoos starve - unless we step in now by Adam Peck - BirdLife Australia

https://www.actforbirds.org/protect-carnabys-blackcockatoos-forever

Below is an email from Adam Peck Black-Cockatoo Project Coordinator Birdlife Australia in regards to the plight of Carnaby's. The link above will take you to the site so that you can contact your local MP and forward an automatic email response (which you can add to if so desired). I also added Baudin's and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos to the end of the email I sent to my local MP as I want all 3 of the black cockatoos to be recognised by the State Government as needing their habitat protected and conserved and not just Carnaby's. I do understand that the plight of Carnaby's is immediate due to the clearing of the pines however habitat is being destroyed everywhere right now for developments etc which affect all 3 of the black cockatoos. Carnaby's have more media attention given to them and I wish to ensure that all 3 are recognised and not just Carnaby's.

Did you see the headlines? Based on our latest assessment Carnaby's Black-Cockatoos have only three years until their Perth area food source runs out and they start to starve.
Can you contact your WA State MP today to stop this from happening?
Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos are incredible birds who migrate every year from their coastal habitat out to the Wheatbelt in search of ancient Eucalypts to nest in.
But their Perth population is estimated to have declined by 35% in just the last decade.
Two thirds of their natural Banksia woodland food sources have been cleared in Perth, so these resilient, adaptable birds have replaced that part of their diet with pinecones from plantations around our city.
So why is the McGowan government allowing the harvesting without replacement of their last stronghold in Perth, the pine plantations of Gnangara, Pinjar and Yanchep?
Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos are an endangered species and supposedly protected under state and federal laws. But these broken laws are full of loopholes which the McGowan government is exploiting to avoid action to protect Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos.
There are only 5,000 of the original 23,000 hectares of pines left and these will all be gone within three years. The recent bushfires make the bird’s future even more precarious.
Incredibly, there is not even a plan to revegetate any of this massive area.
We need to replant at least ten thousand hectares of food trees in ten years for the birds to have enough food to survive and thrive.
With the WA election just around the corner your voice now can make a real difference. Please contact your WA State MPs to urge them to take action to protect critical Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos habitat.
Sincerely,
Adam Peck
Black-Cockatoo Project Coordinator

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