Cockatoos in crisis

Video | Updated 2 years ago

Ron Johnstone
Curator of Ornithology, Terrestrial Zoology

Baudin's and Carnaby's Cockatoos are listed as endangered, and the Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo as threatened. All have suffered a substantial loss of habitat and a decline in numbers. Baudin's Cockatoo faces the paradox of being listed as endangered and declared as an agricultural pest to commercial orchards which is a challenging plight indeed.

Join Ron Johnstone as he examines the causes of this decline and how the conservation of Baudin's Cockatoo in particular provides us with a great challenge for the future.

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This lecture was recorded at the Western Australian Museum – Albany on 24 June 2010.

This video recording was made possible with the support of Chevron Australia.