Archive for category: Biodiversity

Wellington National Park survey finds stable native species populations

Wellington National Park survey finds stable native species populations

A recently completed wildlife monitoring snapshot has identified Wellington National Park as important habitat for several threatened mammal species. Results suggest native species populations are stable and widely distributed across the park, whereas introduced predator populations are in low densities and limited in range. These positive results emphasise the...

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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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