Southwestern Australia is home to three black-cockatoo species – Baudin’s Black-Cockatoo, Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo, and the southwestern subspecies, the Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.
All three of these iconic Western Australian birds are currently listed as threatened under both state and federal legislation.
In fact, they are listed as critically endangered under the WA Wildlife Conservation Act (1950), which is only one step away from extinction. South West residents are lucky to share their back yard with a critically endangered species. We are calling on our community to take action and help us protect and conserve this unique birds before it’s too late.
The species faces several threats to its survival, including habitat destruction and fragmentation, predation by foxes, feral cats and domestic pets; and death from vehicle strikes.