The South Coast Progress Hall became a workshop space over the weekend, as volunteers set to work to make 'Cockatubes.'
"The Cockatube is an artificial nest box for black cockatoos." Francis Smit from Landcare SJ said.
three species of West Australian Black cockatoo and their nesting habitat is one of the factors that is causing their decline."
"We're trying to mimic those natural hollows through the use of tubes."
The Cockatubes come at a time of dwindling numbers for the black cockatoos, according to Pip Tolbrook from the Torbay Catchment Group.
"The recent statistics are that with the Great cocky count, they're seeing a 15% decline every year in the number of cockatoos sighted, so that's a major decline we're seeing annually."
Francis Smit says the decline could be quite serious.
"One of the predictions form that 15% annual decline is that the Carnaby's cockatoo could be extinct by 2030 if we don't address some of the issues now. That's only 12 years away."
16 of the Cockatubes were made at the workshop and will be installed around the Great Southern in the coming weeks."
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(Photograph - Rick Dawson)