In October 2007, the Conservancy was successful in obtaining funding from the Australian Government’s Envirofund program for the Glossy Black- Cockatoo Awareness and Feed Tree Project. The project will increase the extent of secure feeding habitat in targeted areas by planting appropriate she-oak trees in school grounds across South East Queensland and develop a community information kit, including school materials.
Target areas were determined through analysis of sighting records, known and potential habitat (from current and preclearing regional ecosystem and regrowth mapping). In late 2007 and early 2008, schools in the proximity of target areas were invited to submit an Expression of Interest. Schools participating in the project will receive:
- copies of existing Glossy Black-Cockatoo posters and brochures
- a Glossy Black-Cockatoo education kit (available now to download, or contact the Conservancy for a hardcopy);
- a presentation on Glossy Black-Cockatoos; and
- a coordinated tree planting on school grounds.
The distribution of materials and coordination of the project activities outlined above will be coordinated by Conservancy partners participating in the project including: Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Redland City Councils; Sunshine Coast Regional Council; BAAM Pty Ltd; Birds Queensland; BrisBOCA; West Moreton Landcare; and SEQ Catchments.
The project runs until 24 June 2009.
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