Do you want to help the endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo?
When we found out about a unique piece of land in the northern WA Wheatbelt and how it was an area that provided one of the most significant food sources for Carnaby's Black Cockatoos, we knew that we had to ensure that it was protected for generations to come. We need to raise $500,000 by the end of February 2023 to make this happen.
Carbon Positive Australia is a Western Australian charity that has been planting trees on degraded land for 21 years. Our plantings have provided habitats across Australia, including high-value koala habitat in NSW and black cockatoo habitat at Karralakin in WA. Our restoration work at Eurardy alongside Bush Heritage Australia is protecting and increasing biodiversity in one of the world's most ecologically biodiverse hotspots. All of this whilst drawing down carbon and providing Australians with practical action to reduce their carbon emissions.
Together with our donors, we have planted over 6,000,000 trees and captured over 600,000 tonnes of carbon.
The land is 1,500 hectares, in Western Australia, near a nature reserve, and connects with several remnant bush areas to the south and east. The Carnaby's Cockatoo uses this area for foraging.
(credit: Joe Russell)
The Carnaby's Cockatoo is one of just two species of white-tailed black cockatoo found on Earth. The bird's population has more than halved in the last 45 years, and the species is now locally extinct primarily due to the loss and fragmentation of its habitat. It is listed as endangered under Schedule 1 - Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act and Federal Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Carbon Positive Australia intends to purchase the land and plant tree species that will provide food for Carnaby's Cockatoos. The planting will increase the expanse of the reserve and ensure that foraging is provided for generations to come.
(credit: Carbon Positive Australia)
Your donation will help us purchase the land. Then, our long-term goals for the land include the following:
- Protecting existing flora and fauna on site
- Expanding the current planting to an additional 447 hectares
- Planting over 600,000 trees of critical species for Carnaby's Cockatoos foraging
- Accommodating citizen science research, particularly of the endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoos
- Monitoring and analysing the benefits of biodiverse nature-positive carbon planting
- Allowing for co-camping and recreational use by bird enthusiasts
Note: If we are unsuccessful in raising the full funds to buy the land, we will utilise donations to support our planting projects that create habitats and restore ecosystems. We will be sure to keep you up to date along the way!
*Cover photo provided by Phillip Karstadt