Kaarakin Online Auction to support sick and injured Black Cockatoos in WA
From the 21st-31st October, the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre is holding an online auction on a variety of items to raise much needed funds for the centre’s continuing work with Western Australian’s Black Cockatoos.
Kaarakin is a not-for-profit conservation organisation who rescues sick, injured and orphaned wild black cockatoos for rehabilitation and release throughout Western Australia. Many of the black cockatoos that arrive at the centre are those that have often been shot, hit by cars, fallen out of nests or attacked by cats, bees and other birds. Every effort is made to nurse and rehabilitate individuals back to full health, with the aim of re-releasing rescued birds back to the wild. Kaarakin also focuses on revegetation of cockatoo habitats.
Kaarakin relies on sponsorship and donations to stay open and continue its extensive conservation efforts for the Black Cockatoo in WA.
Items up for auction include a behind the scenes tour of Kaarakin, a photo session specifically for your pet, Xavier Rudd signed T-shirt/Album Packs, a range of jewellery, a Holden racing team cap signed by James Courtney and Garth Tander, a Penguin and Sea-lion Cruise, a stunning vertical canvas print of a Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, and many more great items.
To be a part of it, please visit Kaarakin’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/KaarakinBlackCockatooFundraiserAuction, and get bidding on some of the great items up for auction this October. Every dollar counts so please bid generously!
Kaarakin is still looking for auction items, so if you have anything you would like to donate, or have any further questions, please email Chelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Absentee bids for those not on Facebook are welcome.
- Photo: David Adam
Current regulations require a specialist permit to keep Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos. This is because of the five sub-species of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo that occur across Australia, two of these, including our very own South-eastern sub-species, are nationally threatened.More
Feb 14, 2014