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Latest news: Cockatoo

2022 Bird Count takes flight, Canberrans called to count native parrots

The week of 17-23 October will see Australians looking upwards for a good cause – BirdLife Australia’s annual Aussie Bird Count. By participating in this year’s Count, Aussies can help BirdLife Australia uncover...

School children plant trees to help endangered Gang-gangs

Organisations around Canberra recently received charming postcards featuring the Gang-gang cockatoo, an invitation to view the students at Canberra Montessori School plant habitat for the endangered species. On Thursday 19 May, Glenn Watson’s...

A new $2 coin features the introduced honeybee. Is this really the species we should celebrate?

The Royal Australian Mint has released a $2 collectors’ coin to celebrate 200 years since the introduction of the European honeybee.

Call to protect woodlands on World Wildlife Day

On World Wildlife Day the Molonglo Conservation Group are kicking off a competition to spread conservation awareness for Canberra's woodlands.

Gang-gang going, but not gone in the ACT

The gang-gang cockatoo is the ACT’s animal emblem, but bird numbers have fallen. The ACT is co-ordinating national recovery efforts.

More Aussie birds near extinction due to bushfires, climate impact

More than 200 Australian bird types are closer to extinction than a decade ago due to climate change, bushfires and loss of habitat.