Diario del proyecto Saving our Black Cockatoos Southwest Australia

10 de junio de 2021

Save Our Donnelly River

312 hectares will be cleared which contains habitat for the 3 black cockatoos along with other endangered species!! This can not be allowed to go ahead!!

https://www.saveourdonnellyriver.org/

WHO WE ARE

We are a group of voting, self funded private citizens with no vested interests who are committed to saving the Donnelly River.

THE CURRENT PLAN
TO BUILD A 30 METRE HIGH DAM ON RECORD BROOK
TO PUMP WATER FROM THE DONNELLY VIA WEIRS AND PUMP STATIONS
DESTROYING 300 HECTARES OF LOCAL ECOLOGY
In total pulling twelve billion litres from the Donnelly system in wet years.
In the last 20 years, only 3 years would classify as ‘wet’

THIS IS ABOUT
Taxpayer money being spent to provide wealthy farmers upstream secured water resources.

While every local, agricultural and tourism business, that depends on this natural resource already in the entire region suffers.

The ecological impact on the only fresh water river left in the region and numerous plant and animal species is incalculable.

TO COMBAT THE SCHEME

We have formed the Save Our Donnelly River Association.

The purpose of which is to protect, preserve and restore the Donnelly River ecosystem including flora and fauna, both aquatic and terrestrial.

Our primary role in fighting the SFIS is to inform people not only that this scheme exists, but the truth of what it means to our environment which the proponents of the scheme tend to ignore or overlook.

The idea of increasing agriculture in a decreasing rainfall region is environmentally irresponsible, and building a dam is just plain ecocide.

The statistics from DWER, the HARC report and the SFIS modelling itself all show the same thing, that the water just isn’t there to take.

Which is why the only conclusion that’s left is that the Murray-Darling model, the SFIS wants to establish in our southwest, is simply a grab for what little water there is left for a handful of individuals to trade.

https://www.saveourdonnellyriver.org/avian-fauna/

Main threats to the black cockatoos

Ongoing and extensive breeding and foraging habitat loss and degradation due to vegetation clearing.
Nest hollow shortages and a lack of regeneration of potential nest tees due ongoing vegetation clearing, fire, altered hydrology, salinization, grazing, weed invasion, climate change and Phytophthora dieback.
Competition for limited nest hollows with other black cockatoos, galahs, corellas, Australian shelducks, wood ducks and feral European honey bees.
Illegal shooting by orchardists and pine plantation owners.
Death and injury resulting from vehicle collisions.
Reduced food and water availability due to inappropriate fire regimes, wild fires and climate change.
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo
Baudin’s Black Cockatoo
Forest Red Tailed Black Forest Cockatoo

Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme Summary of Proposed Action

http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/_entity/annotation/d9ecc0e8-b7d9-e911-bf3d-005056842ad1/a71d58ad-4cba-48b6-8dab-f3091fc31cd5?t=1623309728442

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11 de febrero de 2021

Three years until Carnaby's Black-Cockatoos starve - unless we step in now by Adam Peck - BirdLife Australia

https://www.actforbirds.org/protect-carnabys-blackcockatoos-forever

Below is an email from Adam Peck Black-Cockatoo Project Coordinator Birdlife Australia in regards to the plight of Carnaby's. The link above will take you to the site so that you can contact your local MP and forward an automatic email response (which you can add to if so desired). I also added Baudin's and Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos to the end of the email I sent to my local MP as I want all 3 of the black cockatoos to be recognised by the State Government as needing their habitat protected and conserved and not just Carnaby's. I do understand that the plight of Carnaby's is immediate due to the clearing of the pines however habitat is being destroyed everywhere right now for developments etc which affect all 3 of the black cockatoos. Carnaby's have more media attention given to them and I wish to ensure that all 3 are recognised and not just Carnaby's.

Did you see the headlines? Based on our latest assessment Carnaby's Black-Cockatoos have only three years until their Perth area food source runs out and they start to starve.
Can you contact your WA State MP today to stop this from happening?
Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos are incredible birds who migrate every year from their coastal habitat out to the Wheatbelt in search of ancient Eucalypts to nest in.
But their Perth population is estimated to have declined by 35% in just the last decade.
Two thirds of their natural Banksia woodland food sources have been cleared in Perth, so these resilient, adaptable birds have replaced that part of their diet with pinecones from plantations around our city.
So why is the McGowan government allowing the harvesting without replacement of their last stronghold in Perth, the pine plantations of Gnangara, Pinjar and Yanchep?
Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos are an endangered species and supposedly protected under state and federal laws. But these broken laws are full of loopholes which the McGowan government is exploiting to avoid action to protect Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos.
There are only 5,000 of the original 23,000 hectares of pines left and these will all be gone within three years. The recent bushfires make the bird’s future even more precarious.
Incredibly, there is not even a plan to revegetate any of this massive area.
We need to replant at least ten thousand hectares of food trees in ten years for the birds to have enough food to survive and thrive.
With the WA election just around the corner your voice now can make a real difference. Please contact your WA State MPs to urge them to take action to protect critical Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos habitat.
Sincerely,
Adam Peck
Black-Cockatoo Project Coordinator

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11 de enero de 2021

Great Cocky Count registrations are now open - BirdLife Western Australia

Great Cocky Count registrations are now open! The event will take place on Sunday March 28 at sunset, at a roost near you. No experience is necessary and the count takes just a couple of hours.
This annual citizen science survey provides essential data to estimate population trends for our threatened cockies and to help protect critical habitat.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdUWD8t2q4wwkYNAKuUy0a9Gph5NQpYBG6BGpMe4JkXLHOhWg/viewform

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