Glossy Black-Cockatoos (GBC) are vulnerable in NSW with climate change posing a very real threat to the birds and vegetation they eat. The GBC are fussy eaters, they feed on different species of She-oak Allocasuarina veticillata. In Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, Rankins Springs, Galore and The Rock the birds are being monitored by the Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists, Lachlan Fold Wildlife Action Group and Narrandera Landcare Group.
Murrumbidgee Landcare and the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust partnered to run a GBC day to encourage landholders and interested people to conserve and plant she-oaks. The three groups in the region who have been working on the GBC population for many years joined to help educate the attendees on the requirements of the bird into the future.
Volunteers from Narrandera Landcare grew 1,000 Allocasuarina veticillata to distribute free to Landowners in the Bidgee Irrigation Landcare Region. The free trees and guards will be planted in the area, in groups of 5 to 10 plants, to provide a safety net of plants for GBC to feed on.