Black Cockatoos: Heroes behind the rescue

Filmmaker Jane Hammond.

ONE of the aces Save the Black Cockatoos hope they’ve got up their sleeve is Fremantle filmmaker Jane Hammond.

Ms Hammond’s last documentary Cry of the Forests became a key rallying point before the McGowan government’s decision to axe logging in native forests, and now she’s turned her attention to the plight of the black cockatoo.

Ms Hammond said her upcoming doco Black Cockatoo Crisis would be about what the community could do to help. 

“They will be extinct in 20 years unless we do something” Ms Hammond said.

“If we lose them we lose so much”.

She said the documentary gave the “heroes” working to save cockies the recognition and help they needed by telling their stories. While there was a grim message behind her documentary, she says there’s a “message of hope in all these stories”.

Ms Hammond said she wanted the audience to “feel moved to take action” and spread the word amongst friends about the crisis facing black cockatoos. 

She hopes people will go out and plant trees, in the hopes of attracting and creating new homes for these birds.

Despite the grim message of her documentary.

But making a documentary doesn’t come cheap and Ms Hammond has a crowdfunding page at https://documentaryaustralia.com.au/project/black-cockatoo-crisis/ where she’s about a third of the way to her $170,000 target.

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