Plans afoot to protect white-tailed black cockatoo
"Edwin Vella" <>
Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:23:15 +1100
Here is another interesting article from the ABC news
Last Update:Wednesday, December 14, 2005. (AEDT)
afoot to protect white-tailed black cockatoo
The Western Australian Government has released a plan
to prevent the illegal shooting of the threatened white-tailed black cockatoo.
The cockatoos are a pest for fruit growers and can
cause major damage to apple and pear orchards.
But there are only about 12,000 of the birds left in
the wild and the Government says they must be protected.
It has introduced new guidelines for cockatoo control
in orchards this summer and is looking into long-term solutions such as new
bird scaring technologies.
The Department of Conservation and Land Managements'
Rick Dawson says other efforts to protect the species are gaining momentum,
with 15 rehabilitated cockatoos released into the wild near Nannup
"There's no doubt that white-tailed black
cockatoos do damage fruit," he said.
"There are a number of measures which the
department has put forward and we'll provide these measures and provide as much
assistance as we can to try and reduce the damage to their crop so that
hopefully the white tails and the fruit growers can live together in