Black-Cockatoo Conservation involves a few different aspects, such as: Stopping the illegal exports of their tail feathers; rehabilitating injured wild Black-Cockatoos (to eventually release back into the wild); Strategically installing feeding stations and long-life artificial nesting hollows in Black-Cockatoo habitat that's affected from natural and human caused disasters. This promotes breeding in the wild, which is the key for an endangered species to increase its numbers naturally and avoid extinction.
We have been playing a role in Parrot and Raptor conservation since 2014, by simply promoting the ethical and legal trade of protected bird feathers. We have always had a 'conservation before profit' policy. This aspect of conservation is one of the least understood by the public but is actually one of the most important. More info.
Since Australia's 2019/2020 bushfires, we have increased our support to include a number of not-for-profit Organisations and Volunteers across Australia involved with Black-Cockatoo conservation. This is a permanent commitment from us. By buying feathers from FeatherExchange.com, you are indirectly supporting these Organisations and Volunteers, as we use proceeds from our sales to support them.
All Black-Cockatoos are rare and protected but some Black-Cockatoo species need the most help, due to their rapidly declining wild populations. Important Black-Cockatoo conservation projects are currently underway and the public can also get involved. Please click on the photos below, for more information or to directly support these wonderful entities that are helping our wild Black-Cockatoos.
Kangaroo Island, S A. Glossy Black-Cockatoo.
W A. Carnaby's & Baudin's (White-tailed) Black-Cockatoos.
VIC & S A. South Eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.
Mark's Products & Services (AKA: MP&S) T/AS: FeatherExchange.com is the world's No.1 Merchant of feathers from CITES listed Parrot, Cockatoo and Raptor species. All our feathers are naturally moulted from well looked-after birds in captivity. Being a specialist in feathers from CITES listed (and highly protected) bird species, such as Black Cockatoos for example - MP&S holds several Australian Government issued licenses to source and trade legally within Australia and internationally. It is illegal to commercially trade with these feathers within Australia or export them overseas without holding the appropriate Australian Government licensing. The laws are in place to protect these birds. MP&S offers a free support program for unlicensed customers that wish to resell their creations (including artwork) made from feathers that we supply. Please contact us for more information.
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