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 Cocky Campaign is a Cracker

Monday, August 28, 2017
World Wildlife Fund Cocky Campaign has gone so well and donations have been flying in to help save endangered black cockatoos.

Help was required to stop beautiful black cockatoos being shot from the skies and WWP were overwhelmed by the response. Great news for rare cockatoos like Lucky, who was found exhausted on an oval with five shotgun pellets in his body.

Lucky and other injured birds were nursed back to health at the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre in southwest Australia.

Bet before Lucky and his mates were released back into the skies, they were fitted with GPS and satellite trackers—an initiative made possible thanks to a partnership between WWP Australia and Murdoch University.

These state-of-the-art trackers will give researchers valuable information about the habits of Baudins—the magnificent black cockatoo species that used to fill southwest WA skies, but are rarely seen these days.

'So little is known about the habits of this cockatoo. This project will help fill in some of those knowledge gaps and inform conservation planning into the future' says Rebecca Boyland, WWF Australia Species Conservation Project Office (SWA).

Lucky's bird's-eye view, and the evidence gathered by researchers who are tracking him, will help inform future decisions about habitat protection.

To make a donation, visit World Wildlife Fund.


Article taken from WWP newsletter

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