Order and PAY for your “On A Wing And A Prayer” DVD here.

GREAT FOR THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

Keep The Kids Entertained!

 Buy Your Copy Of “On A Wing And A Prayer” and Help Save Our Black Cockatoos!

The DVD “On A Wing And A Prayer” is a powerful film about the lives of our Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos and is the story of one pair raising their chick.

4000 hrs of filming distilled into one and a half hours of brilliant film.

See scenes never before recorded. Narrated by Bill McGinness. Filmed by Leighton DeBarros (who filmed the Survivor TV series)

Ideal for parents to watch with their children.  Some heartbreak. Inspiring ending and a great message for understanding our environment.

Every DVD purchased from Kaarakin raises $8 towards conservation work for Australian wildlife.

All profits are used to support the rescue, rehabilitation and release work of Kaarakin: Black Cockatoo Rescue Trust (Perth) and Jamarri (run by David and Dee Patterson in Nannup, WA).

YOU CAN ORDER AND PAY HERE – USING PAYPAL – AND GET IT SHIPPED RIGHT AWAY.




 

Or you can complete the form below and you will be emailed an Invoice for the number of DVD’s requested.  As soon as payment has been confirmed, the DVD’s will be sent to you by mail.

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Will You Help Save A Black Cockatoo, Today?

(c) Leighton De Barros

Be involved in saving your cockatoos

Support a project in your back yard!

 Our Black Cockatoos are seriously threatened by the consistent clearing of their habitat and the ever depleting groundwater resources on the Swan Coastal Plain.

The  Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre are raising funds for Black Cockatoo conservation through a project which will distribute DVDs to schools and P&C Associations in Perth.

Education is the key!

By donating, you will be supporting current and future education opportunities for our children about Black Cockatoos and their lives.

You will be supporting Kaarakin in its mission to ‘protect, rehabilitate and release endangered species of Australian wildlife’.

Every donation no matter how small is valuable to this project!

You can make your donation right now, with PayPal.  Please do it now!

Donations of all amounts are very welcome!

 

“On a Wing and a Prayer”  follows the incredible life cycle of the Carnaby’s cockatoo through the engaging story of one small cockatoo family. Capturing a remarkable “never filmed before”  journey of life and hope for one of Australia’s most loved, but critically, endangered birds.

Recently screened Australia-wide on the ABC , this inspiring and educational film received rave reviews and will shortly be available on DVD as a fundraising project for Kaarakin.

This project will raise funds to support the ongoing work of Kaarakin, in its mission to protect, rehabilitate and release endangered species of Australian wildlife – including our Black Cockatoos

Kaarakin Fundraising Project Overview

Kaarakin Fundraising Project Overview

We are about to roll out our fund raising campaign to 5,000 schools across Australia and this is an overview of the whole project. Please click on the link to open the report as a PDF:  

 

Overview of Marketing, Promotion and Distribution model for Kaarakin Fund Raising Project based on sales of copies of DVD “On A Wing And A Prayer”

 

 

Beginning in mid August 2012, in conjunction with Our Online Canteen, an advertising campaign will be delivered in print and online to 5,000 schools and P&C associations across Australia – working through the canteen facilities of each school.

Each school will receive a high quality printed booklet, promoting the services of Our Online Canteen, which is already well accepted in five states of Australia.  The booklet will also include a full page promotion for Stories My Nana Tells 

With each booklet will be a professionally designed promotional flyer for the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre and delivery envelopes will be overprinted with a cockatoo motif – to draw attention to the flyer.

Each booklet with carry a small, coloured promotion within its pages for the project and Stories My Nana Tells will offer a cash incentive to P&C Associations whose members become subscribers to their service.

The project is well designed and thought through and we expect it to be a great success.

Will YOU Help A Black Cockatoo?

                                    If YOU want to help, please do!

Donations of all amounts are very welcome, to help launch this project. You will be very welcome as a Kaarakin Hero!

 If you want to support Kaarakin’s project and pay through EFT transfer or by cheque,             Email Us Here 

 

 

 Share Your Thoughts With Us.

If you share your blog posts on Social Media platforms, the comments on the link from your blog are just as valid as those left on the blog post itself. We are very happy for comments and shares to be done through our Facebook page or by RT on Twitter at @nanastories 

Grandparents need good stuff for children online to share with their family, especially for kid’s birthdays. School teachers and parents who supervise homework or home school are always looking for stories for kids and good websites for children.  They use Facebook and Twitter as well as search engines, like Google and Yahoo, to source reliable and engaging education material for online reading from websites for children as well as for use in their school’s classes. 

Stories My Nana Tells is such a family website – with free stories, good links and premium high quality stories for members.

 If you find good links to share, please do it!  If you like our stories, please share us with your family and friends.  We would love to hear from you, too. We love comments and we love to share!

 

 

Are Your Hazard Lights Flashing?

(c) Leighton De Barros

Are Your Hazard Lights Flashing?

Many of our black cockatoos come to grief on the side of the roads, feeding and drinking. Because they are such a big bird, they face into and take off into the wind – which sometimes means they fly into traffic instead of away from it.

Let’s have a campaign of warning other drivers that the birds are there and get them to slow down as they go by. If you see the cockies on the side of the road ahead of you, put your warning flashing lights on.  As you approach the group of birds, slow down a little.  This will alert drivers ahead and behind who are approaching the group of birds to be mindful of them and take care to watch out for them flying off.

One Black Cockatoo carer wrote this on her Facebook page:

Crap, this is what I hate…well meaning rescuer keeps a black cocky for over a week after it is hit by a car “It had a bad head wound but its come good, I think its better that you release it. It’s been in a small cage but I think it can fly, it flutters about when other birds come near it”.

F#*K…in what state will this bird come to me in tomorrow morning? In person will she listen to me when I say the best chance a bird has at survival depends not only on severity of injury, but also on how quickly it comes to a qualified carer who can get it to the zoo?

Please let this be a healthy bird, minor injuries that the zoo find have healed correctly, meaning release, not over a week old fractures that are now infected and already healing incorrectly with internal bleeding and a suffering Black Cockatoo :’( I just can’t cope with more of that….and having to deal with a well meaning person who has prolonged the suffering of an animal.”

What Kaarakin has found in the past, is that people hang onto the birds until they think that it’s about to die. Then panic! Call the cockatoo rescue people who drop everything to go and pick it up and run it to the zoo, just for it to be euthanized.  They did a trip out to Gidgegannup just like that, the woman had held onto this poor bird for about a week. She was also very hazy about where it had been found (which makes them suspicious). 3 hour round trip for a poor bird that ended up being euthanized. God knows how much pain and stress that bird had gone through in the meantime. She had it in a cage, uncovered, out near the front of the house, by the drive.

(c) Leighton De Barros

 

 

Not all the stories are sad – many have very happy endings. Recently NINE Carnaby’s black cockatoos that had passed through Louise Hopper’s loving hands on their way through rehabilitation at Kaarakin and are about to fly free, we say “Good luck, it’s been an absolute pleasure.
To the bonded couple….we hope you find a nest hollow suitable for you and your future chick.To all the Kaarakin volunteers…be proud and enjoy the moment!”

 

Red Helicopter Heroes Rescue Black Cockatoos

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MEDIA RELEASE
June 07, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Red Helicopter Flies To Rescue Black Cockatoos


An Australian-first website for families with kids has launched a major project to raise funds of $40,000 in support of the Perth based Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rescue Centre and to help spread the story of Carnaby’s Cockatoos to children and teachers through 2,000 schools
- at Stories My Nana Tells

The site is the ultimate resource for parents who want to share unique and engaging stories with their children, encourage them to read and help overcome the anxiety of separation.

Children’s author and creator of the website, Lesley Dewar, said the recent launch of the film “On A Wing And A Prayer” had created a highly positive opportunity for parents, schools and P&C groups to join together and use the film for [Read more...]

One Hundred Heroes

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Living in the hills in Stoneville for many years, our iconic red tailed black cockatoos kept me company on many a lazy afternoon while the Eagles battled on the football field or the Carnaby’s white tails sent my Dad running as they showered him with “honkey nuts”. We watched them raise their babies; tease Burt, our pink and grey galah and as a kitten, Splinter was fearless in confronting them in the branches of the banksia.

Marri trees covered with their intense white blossoms gave us “summer snow” every autumn; when March flies appear from nowhere to feast on the nectar and us, and a short time later uncountable tonnes of white stamens drift down to fill the kerbs to overflowing. Driving along Stoneville Road towards to Mundaring, for all those years, I knew little of the critical future now faced by our white and red tailed black cockatoos.

For the past six months, through meetings and public protests; Facebook, blog posts at Stories My Nana Tells and other social media sites, a lot of friends and I have been engaged in a campaign to bring their plight to the attention of [Read more...]

Fabulous Black Cockatoo Gift Cards – Buy Now

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All money received helps support the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation and Rescue Center in Perth.

To order and pay for your cards right now – just click anywhere on the picture and use our PayPal account.

Please share this with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and other networking sites. We want to raise lots of money to help support Kaarakin! Thank you.

Order Your Black Cockatoo Cards Now!

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Thank you!  

To order and pay for your unique Black Cockatoo Cards, which are featured here,  please use our PayPal option.

 

Your cards and bookmarks will be mailed to you within two working days of your confirmed payment.

You will also receive a receipt from PayPal by email as confirmation of your payment

 On behalf of the Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Rehabilitation Centre, we thank you sincerely for your support.

 

Forestry Minister, Redman, Confronted By FPC Pictures

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The Honourable Terry Redman MLA
Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Corrective Services
11th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street,
WEST PERTH WA 6005

Dear Minister Redman,

From correspondence with your office (both electronic and written), you will
be aware that there are deep and well founded concerns in the community about
the current practices of the Forests Products Commission and the Department of
Environment and Conservation, with respect to logging in areas in our forests
selected for “rotational” logging.

This is because the community wants you, as The Minister for Forestry, to
take action to ensure the protection the habitat of endangered and unique native
animal species by addressing the matter with the appropriate members of your
various Forestry services (including the Forest Products Commission) and getting
their absolute commitment to see good practices are enforced.

As you well know,  See what confronts the Forestry Minister

Brendon Grylls Alerted Over SW Regional Challenge

Habitat tree renamed Road Clear

 

Honourable Brendon Grylls MLA
Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State
Development
14th Floor, Dumas House
2 Havelock Street, WEST PERTH WA 6005

Dear Minister Grylls,

From correspondence with your office (both electronic and written), you will
be aware that there are deep and well founded concerns in the community about
the current practices of the Forests Products Commission and the Department of
Environment and Conservation, with respect to logging in areas in our forests
selected for “rotational” logging.

This is because the community wants you, as The Minister for Regional
Development, to take action to ensure the protection the habitat of endangered and
unique native animal species by addressing the matter with your fellow Ministers
about their various Forestry and Environment services (including the Forest
Products Commission) and getting their absolute commitment to see good practices
are enforced.

As you well know, a new Department of Environment and Conservation
(DEC) report prepared by BirdLife Australia revealed Perth’s Carnaby’s Black
Cockatoo population declined by a staggering 37 per cent in just one year (2010 to
2011)

In spite of this, logging in high conservation value forests has recommenced,
causing the destruction of the Marri trees, which are crucial for food and nesting
areas for black cockatoos, in particular. Not just any Marri trees, though! Read the whole story here