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Health status and population demographics of free-living endangered black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.) in Western Australia

Warren, K., Le Souëf, A., Vitali, S., Calver, M., Mawson, P., Dawson, R., Morris, K., Raidal, S., Klandorf, H. and Holyoake, C. (2011) Health status and population demographics of free-living endangered black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus spp.) in Western Australia. In: Wildlife Disease Association Australasian Section, 25 - 30 September, The Coorong, South Australia.

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Abstract

The three species of black cockatoo endemic to the south-west of Western Australia (Carnaby's Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus latirostris, Baudin's Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus baudinii and Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus banksii naso) face population declines as a result of several threatening factors including habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching for the pet trade, competition with other species for nesting hollows, vehicle strikes, shootings and extreme weather events.

A research project to determine the health status and population demographics of wild black cockatoos is currently being undertaken by Murdoch University as a collaborative project with the Department of Environment and Conservation, Perth Zoo and University of West Virginia, with support from Newmont Boddington Gold, BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina and the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). Whilst this initial research project has funding for a three year period, it is hoped that this project will be able to be conducted over the long-term.

Publication Type: Conference Item
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10407
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