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 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...
South West Catchments Council (SWCC), together with their regional partners are conducting a survey to gain knowledge on where Carnaby’s Cockatoos are located in the South West. Information gathered from the survey will be used to guide on-ground activities to improve the nesting success of the species through the...
This survey has now ended. Cat and dog owners in the Bunbury region are being asked to contribute to a study about pet ownership. The South West Catchments Council (SWCC) are conducting a survey of residents in the Greater Bunbury Region who own cats, dogs, or both. The aim...
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED The Communities Environment Program, first announced by the Federal Government in March 2019, released its Grant Opportunity Guidelines recently. The program provides each electorate throughout the country up to $150,000 to fund small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. To be eligible, your...
A new app is available for citizen scientists to help monitor native wildlife in Australian cities and towns. The CAUL Urban Wildlife App can be used to record sightings of possums, gliders, butterflies, frogs, and flying foxes. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate. The data you record about the...
More than 60 budding citizen scientists from Bunbury and beyond discussed black cockatoo and possum conservation strategies at a SWCC workshop in Gelorup this week. The crowd heard BirdLife WA Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Project Coordinator Adam Peck explain why black cockatoos are threatened and why the Great Cocky Count...
BIRDLIFE’S new citizen science project, CockyWatch, is off to a great start with more than 80 surveys completed since February, but BirdLife need your help to do more. To protect Black-Cockatoos and their habitats, BirdLife need to know just how many there are, and where their favourite haunts are. This...
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- Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement: Guidelines for Environmental Management Practitioners in the South West
- Community Engagement and Communications Strategy: January 2016 to January 2018
- Biodiversity Refugia and Linkages 2015 - 2018 Fact Sheet
- A river flows through it
- Carbon Farming Awareness 2012 - 2016 Fact Sheet
- Feral Pig Control 2012 - 2016 Fact Sheet
- Regional Landcare Facilitator 2015 - 2018 Fact Sheet
- Ruabon-Tutunup Corridor 2011 - 2018 Fact Sheet
- 2016 South West Celebration Evaluation Report
- 2015 South West Celebration Evaluation Report