Last ditch plea to protect pine forest adopted by Carnaby's black cockatoos

Conservationists have made a last ditch plea to the federal government to intervene to help prevent a species of cockatoo from becoming extinct due to the felling of its habitat.

Research  by BirdLife Australia found there are 3,922 Carnaby’s black cockatoos  in the large Gnangara pine plantation, north of Perth. This equates to around 10% of the global population of this endangered cockatoo.

The Western Australian government has been clearing the 23,000 hectare (57,000 acre) plantation to protect Perth’s water catchment area due to the amount of water the trees require.

Read more at The Guardian's website.

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