Help for cockatoos
CARNABY’S black cockatoo is a species in danger of disappearing entirely. That is why a group of residents from Karawara, Como and Manning joined together in a bid to increase the population of the WA species. The Jackson Murray Henley Action Group recently received a $30,000 natural resources management grant from the State Government to revegetate part of the Como Secondary College campus. The area is one of the most significant roosting sites on the coastal plain for the threatened species, according to project co-ordinator Roger Reynolds. “Indications in the last several years are that numbers of Carnaby’s cockatoos across the Swan Coastal Plain have been dropping sharply as habitat is lost, increasing pressure on the remnant habitat,” Mr Reynolds said. “The findings from the 2012 Great Cocky Count indicate a decrease of 40 per cent since 2010 in the number of active roosts south of the Swan River. “It is not just Carnaby’s cockatoo either, the endangered New Holland honeyeater is among the many other birds seen regularly in the reserve,” he said. If you would like to volunteer with the group, call Roger Reynolds on 0402 365 112 or email email@example.com.