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Thornlie-Cockatoo Link

  • 1 September 2020

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre has some valuable new eucalypt tree materials thanks to a collaboration with the centre and the Thornlie-Cockburn Link project.

Works around Ranford Road for the project meant that some eucalyptus trees needed to be removed, with the branches and nuts from the trees being provided to Kaarakin for the black cockatoos in their care to use as food and perching branches.

The branches and nuts assist in the recovery and long-term accommodation at the Centre of three species of black cockatoo in Western Australia.

Last year the Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal project provided tree branches to Kaarakin, and Public Transport Authority’s Environmental Officer Rhian Darby said that success started this initiative.

“This is extremely beneficial for Kaarakin as it goes through eucalypt branches at its aviaries quite quickly. From our perspective, it’s a much better use for the branches than just mulching, and NEWest Alliance was very proactive in supporting this joint initiative by ensuring the tree material was harvested to size,” Rhian said.

Located in Martin, Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre is the world’s only black cockatoo sanctuary, and homes about 200 black cockatoos through different stages of rehabilitation.

More information on Kaarakin is available on their website.

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