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Birds on the Edge

Birds on the Edge:

 WA’s Cranbrook Community Helping Threatened Shorebirds


The Salt Lakes around Cranbrook, north of the iconic Stirling Range National Park, are one of WA’s hidden treasures. This 7minute You Tube film shows how the Cranbrook community and landholders are taking action to conserve these lakes, for the benefit of their prolific birdlife.

Farmers, working with community groups The Gillamii Centre and Green Skills, are fencing and rehabilitating the foreshores of their Salt Lakes, helping threatened shorebirds such as the Hooded Plover. The Cranbrook Primary School is also playing its part in helping building greater knowledge and support for these precious wetlands.

Special thanks in helping produce this film goes to Sandy Hope, Tony Peterson, John Chandler,  the Lehmann Family, Geraldine and Steve Janicke, Graham Jones, Cameron Williamson, Anne Bondin, Brad Kneebone, Marcus Singor, Graeme Bradshaw, Rhonda Carnegie, Karina Bateman, Wendy Bradshaw, and staff, parents and students of the Cranbrook Primary School.

The Gondwana Wetlands North Stirling Lakes project has been supported by the following organisations: Green Skills, The Gillamii Centre, The Koorabup Trust, Birdlife Australia, Gondwana Link Ltd, Greening Australia, The WA Government’s Natural Resource Management Program,  South Coast NRM and the Australia’s Government’s National Landcare Program,  Steve and Geraldine Janicke, and the International Living Lakes Network.

This film was created by Earthrise Productions and produced by Green Skills Inc. For further information contact Basil Schur at the Green Skills Denmark office on 08-98483310 or [email protected]

Hooded Plover – Shorebird species at risk