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Western ringtail possum conservation at the Dolphin Festival

Western ringtail possum conservation at the Dolphin Festival

South West Catchments Council participated in the annual Dolphin Festival family event on Saturday 17th October 2020, holding a stall to promote western ringtail possum conservation and related projects in the Greater Bunbury Region. This year stall visitors could enter a draw to win a ‘possum salad bar plant’...

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Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Training Workshops

By Stephen Newbey. SWCC and Birdlife Australia recently ran two ran two cockatoo training workshops, one in conjunction with Katanning Landcare, and the other with Blackwood Basin Group. The training included: How to identify potential cockatoo nesting sites; Survey methods of nesting sites; How to use ‘Cocky Cam’ to...

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Community survey dramatically improves understanding of Carnaby’s cockatoo breeding areas in the South West region

Community survey dramatically improves understanding of Carnaby’s cockatoo breeding areas in the South West region

Community members across the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) region have recently contributed more than 150 sightings of black cockatoos, including the endangered Carnaby’s cockatoo, to an online survey aimed at understanding the habitat these birds are using across the region. Prior to this survey, there were only two...

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Dumbleyung alive with the sound of planting

Dumbleyung alive with the sound of planting

Music festivals took on a whole new meaning in Dumbleyung recently when 150 volunteers came from the city to plant 40,000 seedlings across five properties while listening to and playing music. The much-appreciated help came from Activate the Wheatbelt, a not-for-profit organisation that brings volunteers from Perth to the...

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