Bushfire Appeal for Kangaroo Island’s Glossy Black-cockatoos

Kangaroo Island Glossy Black-cockatoo chick

A dedicated group on Kangaroo Island have nurtured the Glossy Black-cockatoo from the brink of extinction. During the recent bushfires on the East Coast, habitat loss has been significant, and in Kangaroo Island, where environmentalists have taken the species numbers from 100 to over 400 pre bushfire – there has been devastating  lost of habitat and breeding hollows.

Landcare SJ has been manufacturing artificial nestboxes for black cockatoos – the Cockatube ®  – since 2005. Over the years we have refined our design, with scientific input from the WA Museum, Dept. of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, CSIRO and Birdlife WA. Our current design is suitable for all species of Black Cockatoo across Australia.

Our current design is suitable for all species of Black Cockatoo across Australia. The Cockatube ® has cockatoos leaving natural hollows to nest in these artificial hollows so we must be getting it about right. All the Black Cockatoo species were in decline before these fires due to habitat loss so now need our help more than ever.

Landcare SJ has received generous donations of pipe and mesh to construct 100 Cockatubes ®  for delivery to fire ravaged areas of the Eastern States, including to Kangaroo Island.

 

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Thank you for your generous donations we have now reached our target .

The Cockatubes will be constructed by an experienced group of volunteers to ensure our manufacturing standards.

If you are interested in further supporting Native Animal Wildlife  Bushfire Recovery contact WIRES Wildlife Rescue

For more information about Landcare SJ’s Black Cockatoo Project Contact Us