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It’s time to welcome back the cheeky wheatbelt regulars

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Healthy Environments

Carnaby’s black-cockatoo are endangered, in part due to the extensive loss of mature eucalypts bearing suitable hollows and appropriately diverse feeding grounds.

In 2020, Wheatbelt NRM received funding through the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund to enhance breeding habitat and improve breeding success in the Wheatbelt.

Since project activities began, Wheatbelt NRM has worked with over 40 landholders to revegetate 130 hectares with food and habitat seedlings, protect 650ha of cockatoo habitat from grazing and install 30 nest boxes in strategic locations across the region.

12 previously unrecorded natural nesting hollows were also identified since 2020, at 7 separate localities across the region – with breeding sites now known from Wongan Hills to Brookton and west of Lake Grace to east of Newdegate.

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Published eNews 381, July 2023.