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The Glossy Black Conservancy was officially formed in 2005, an innitiative led by Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd (BAAM) with support from Brisbane City Council, Redland Shire Council and Consolidated Rutile Ltd. Since its formation, the Glossy Black Conservancy has attracted additional partners in local government departments, private conservation agencies and academia throughout South-East Queensland. Support continues to grow. Government agencies, private sectors and the community are stakeholders that the Conservancy wishes to collaborate with in order to conserve the Glossy Black-Cockatoo across South-East Queensland. The specific aims of the Conservancy outlined in 2006 were to:
  • Coordinate the assessment of Glossy Black-Cockatoo resources across local government areas in South-East Queensland.
  • Engage with the community to assist in record collection.
  • Manage a central database of Glossy Black-Cockatoo records which can be accessed by government agencies.
  • Continue research aimed at increasing current knowledge of the species' use of pioneer vegetation, fidelity to individual feed trees, requirement for nesting hollows and diurnal and seasonal range, with a priority to map vital resources for Glossy Black-Cockatoo in South-East Queensland.
  • Develop a Regional Management Plan for Glossy Black-Cockatoo (see the conservation guidelines developed in 2010 here). 

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Glossy Black Cockatoo


Glossy feeding
Source: Alan Rash