The noose tightens: Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo

By BirdLife Australia, Wed, 24/03/2010 - 09:54
Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) was recently offered - and declined to accept - $100,000 as part of an offset for the clearance of 258 hectares of Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris habitat near Albany in Western Australia. The land has been proposed to be mined for Magnetite by Grange Resources Limited. Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo numbers have declined by 50% over recent decades, and their greatest threat is loss of habitat. Birds Australia states that they do not believe that the conditions drafted by the Australian Government for this project are sufficient to mitigate the loss of such important habitat for the Endangered cockatoo. To find out more, please click here.

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