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Help save the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo

Help save the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo

You can petition the WA Environment Minister Albert Jacob & Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt – here.

Please protect critical habitat for the Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo

One of the key habitat areas for the cockatoo, the Gnangara Pine Plantation, north of Perth, continues to be cleared and not replaced. I understand that your government plans to allow the clearance of 23,000 hectares over the next 15 years.

We know that every life is precious, but so is every species. 99% of species that ever existed are now extinct – so why should Australia worry about its terrible extinction rate?

Well because:

  1. Every species is unique and every extinction is irreversible;
  2. The extinctions happening now are of species that co-evolved and co-existed with humans as we evolved. They are part of our family of forms, plants, animals and micro-organisms, their genes and the resulting ecosystems that form a unique, never to be repeated, evolutionary process;
  3. We are deeply connected.           We are all descended from a single ancestral form of life. The same processes and tools are busy at the cellular and molecular levels among all living organisms despite the apparent diversity; and lastly
  4. These birds are beautiful. The world would be a poorer place without them. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos fly over our home frequently and each time they are a joy to watch. I have seen every species of cockatoo in Australia except for Carnaby’s and Baudin’s Black Cockatoo, and I would not want to be deprived of the experience of seeing these intelligent, wonderful creatures.

Please use your abilities, skills and position responsibly.

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo@Keith_Lightbody
Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo@Keith_Lightbody
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