We're banking on more birds
bankmecu’s Conservation Landbank is playing its part in helping grow the population of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos.
The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is only found in south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria. With an estimated population of about 1400 birds, the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is in danger of extinction.
Each year the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Annual Count is held, this year history was created with the highest number of birds recorded since the count first commenced more than 16 years ago. A total of 1468 birds were recorded, which is up by 64 birds on the previous best tally of 1404 birds recorded in 2008.
bankmecu’s Conservation Landbank plays a key role is helping to save the bird by restoring native habitat, which includes Buloke trees that are a food source for the Cockatoos.
bankmecu has purchased four properties situated in Victoria’s West Wimmera region where in partnership with Landcare and Trust for Nature we are protecting remnant forest and restoring degraded farmland.
Find out more about our Conservation Landbank.