Our rare, elusive Night Parrot is under enormous threat from the most ruthless and efficient hunter this continent has ever seen. Researchers estimate there are 15 million feral cats in Australia, each eating up of 23 native creatures (including insects) per night. If we dial those numbers back to 10 million cats and 10 creatures per night we still get 100,000,000 victims per night, or 36.5 billion per year. We cannot afford to allow our amazing Night Parrots to become part of those statistics. That’s why we’re fundraising for humane cat traps to be located around the only known Night Parrot population, smack bang in the middle of our region. We’re working with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure the survival of this wonderful bird. Please help by donating here.
The ground-dwelling Night Parrot is extremely rare. There is only one known, tiny population, and it is at the mercy of the most efficient and ruthless killer this country has ever seen… the feral cat.
Night Parrots need your help now!
Your donation will help provide the latest, high-tech, humane, cat traps to ensure Night Parrot territory is feral cat free.
Donate now to keep our Night Parrots safe!
The Lake Eyre Basin Partnerships has taken out the prestigious, $300,000 International River Prize for 2015, beating the River Mur of Austria, and the River Jordan of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
Not only was the Lake Eyre Basin nomination for a whole drainage basin rather than a single river, it was also the first time it history of the award where it recognised prevention rather than cure. (more…)