On National Threatened Species Day (September 7th), employees from Chevron joined Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) at the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Recovery Centre in Perth to do their part to help-out Western Australia’s black cockatoo populations.
The Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Recovery Centre is managed by a core group of volunteers that are dedicated to rehabilitating black cockatoos that have been injured due to human interference or attacks by domestic animals.
At the time of our visit there were about 200 cockatoos being rehabilitated!
The centre takes in all three species of WA’s Black Cockatoo’s – Carnaby’s, Forest Red-Tails and Boudin’s, so that they can eventually be released back into the wild to assist with the long-term recovery of these threatened populations.
The Chevron team helped remove invasive weeds surrounding cockatoo enclosures, planted and guarded trees in the kangaroo paddock and helped with leaf litter removal for fire prevention.
“We all had a thoroughly enjoyable day learning about the endangered black cockatoos and helping out with a few chores. The centre is faced with such a huge task to protect and rehabilitate these beautiful birds and we all felt very privileged to be able to help out, if only in such a small way. And such a special moment spending time in the enclosure interacting with the birds – certainly a memorable experience.” – Barbara Marks, Quarantine Operations Coordinator, Chevron Australia
Thank you to Chevron volunteers for your contribution and to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Centre for hosting us and doing the wonderful work that you do!