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Community awareness

 

Birds Queensland offered its services to the Conservancy by offering to increase community awareness by running monthly bird walks for community participation in areas known to have Glossy Black-Cockatoos and running Glossy Black-Cockatoo information presentations at local council libraries across the South-East Queensland region. Information sessions include a detailed power point presentation as well as brochures and posters, prepared by the Conservancy.

Community awareness of this iconic species is also increased by highlighting the Glossy Black-Cockatoo being the focus species of Bird Week in August / September each year. These events often coincide with radio promotions and targeted surverys for the birds.

These activities have resulted in an increased awareness of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo in the community as well as providing assistance to the Conservancy by improving the accuracy and quantity of records submitted.

The conservancy has also run a number of workshops in various council areas to provide background information on the species while also providing infomation in brochures, posters, fact sheets, newletters and an Education Kit.

A more recent initiative is the annual birding day event that is held throughout the northeastern NSW and southeast QLD region. This event serves to enage with local community members and keen birders to monitor local populations of Glossy Black-Cockatoo. Members of the public are also able to submit their sightings of Glossy Black-Cockatoo, or evidence of their feeding activity, on this wesbite using the online reporting system.

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