November 8, 2021

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Saving the iconic Black Cockatoo.

WA-based rail link company Arc Infrastructure, with its 400 + employees, are helping safeguard the future of one of our most precious birds by planting 500 trees for the endangered Black Cockatoo.

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Arc Infrastructure is a rail link company and manager of the Western Australian state’s rail freight network. Operating and maintaining a railway stretching beyond five thousand kilometres across Western Australia, their company catchphrase is ‘Together We Go Beyond’.

 

They have certainly done just that by purchasing and planting 500 trees with Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation.

 

 

 

Kaarakin is situated on a 41 acre bushland site of a former wildlife park and is surrounded by the picturesque and tranquil Banyowla Regional Park. Run by super incredible humans, they rescue wild black cockatoos in distress, be it from road accident, animal attacks, human interaction etc, and rehabilitate them prior to releasing them back to their natural wild habitat, when safe to do so.

 

Over the past 12 years we have restored much of the site and surrounding regional park with overstory species such as marri and jarrah trees, food for black cockatoos. 

With the help of Arc Infrastructure we planted over 500 low to mid story species through some more sparse areas of our site with already established overstory. This will help create a wildlife corridor through our site for our small marsupials and reptiles who frequent the area. We were also able to plant some more substantial tree species in some other areas of the site which were more degraded. 

We managed to reach our goal thanks to hard work and enthusiasm by all to plant, bag and water in over 500 plants! 

Thanks to everyone who came!

Sam Clarke | Animal Management Officer & Education Officer | Kaarakin

 

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Our Black Cockatoos are amongst the rarest of our birds and certainly most worthy of our protection.

 

In 2019 we ran our own Pozible campaign to help these majestic creatures. You can read the great results HERE, and we often think how those trees and birds are now going.

 

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Habitat replenishment at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, on Perth’s outskirts

 

I wanted to say how much we appreciate you both facilitating Arc plant vegetation at the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre team.

Our volunteers had a fantastic day and were definitely the envy of their colleagues with their photos from the site.

Cheers again for looking after our people, educating them about conservation and helping them to revegetate the land.

 

Brooke Napijalo | Communications Advisor | Arc Infrastructure

 

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Black Cockatoos love to eat seeds and cones on trees and large bushes. Some of their favourites are the Casuarina (She-oak), Hakeas, Banksias, and Acacias.

 

If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact us at <[email protected]> and ask for a no obligation proposal or check out our COMPANY page for more info.

 

 

 

Writer.

Lou Ridsdale is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019.

 

She is a big-minded green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone is capable of leading a more nourishing and sustainable life. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her own digital/comms agency Hey Hoe Let’s Grow Socials. She also founded Food Is Free Inc. a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child.

 

You can find Lou here

 

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