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King Island Threatened Species: What should we do? Have your say...

Outcomes from the the Wings on King Open Community Forum - April, 2018 Over fifty people attended the Wings on King Open Forum on 28th April, to learn about King Island’s threatened bird species and discuss their future. Warmly welcomed by our Deputy Mayor, Jim Cooper, we began by watching the charming new documentary – The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot. This was not a ‘doom and gloom’ documentary although it did document the plight of this charismatic little bird. It was a thought provoking beginning to Our Conversation. Kate Ravich opened The Conversation, emphasising that the 4 known endangered bird species on King Island are unique to this island and live nowhere else in

Count me in: WoKing around King Island…

Another fabulous birding weekend on King Island. The third Wings on King Survey took place on King Island over the last weekend in April. 27 people in 5 teams, monitored over 50 sites, in almost perfect birding weather conditions. On Saturday evening we headed to the King Island District High School for the opening of a school exhibition 'Help: I'm endangered," - fantastic work by the KI kids. Then it was dinner at the KIDHS Rock Cafe, followed by the documentary 'The Desparate Plight of the Orange Bellied Parrot' made by David Neilson. This was followed by an Open Community Forum with an expert Panel - to discuss how we manage our endangered species on King Island. It was a big weekend b

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