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Public Play Important Role in Cocky Protection

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Healthy Environments

Birdlife Australia’s Great Cocky Count is returning this month and is a great reminder about the role the public plays to identify and monitor roosting sites of the black-cockatoo.

The well-established program will take place at identified sites in WA’s South-West on March 28, with registrations for the event closing this Sunday.

Wheatbelt NRM’s Protecting WA Black-Cockatoo project is aiming to increase the data and knowledge around black-cockatoos in the Wheatbelt to help us quantify changes in numbers during the breeding season.

Information from the public supports us in identifying where we should focus our management actions to protect the breeding, feeding and roosting habitat in the Wheatbelt region.

Any information you can share with us is very valuable so if you have cockatoos in your area or believe they were breeding over recent months let us know!

If you have updates that could assist us contact project officer Alex Griffiths on agriffths@wheatbeltnrm.org.au or 9670 3102.

*Photo: Keith Lightbody

This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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