Doco to focus on local cockatoo centre

Doco to focus on local cockatoo centre

Jane Hammond filming at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.

Martin’s Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre will be featured in an upcoming documentary from a Fremantle director and producer.

Jane Hammond, a former journalist and the mind behind documentaries such as A Fractured State and A Crude Injustice, has turned her attention to the plight of the endangered Black Cockatoo, filming a documentary entitled Black Cockatoo Crisis.

Hammond described the film as a social impact documentary.

“It aims to bring to light the plight of WA’s three south west black cockatoo species and outline what we can do to save these birds from extinction,” she said.

“The film is working with its partners to call for urgent action to protect the habitat and food sources of the black cockatoos and protect them from slaughter, poisoning and starvation.

“As a start the film is calling for the immediate protection of the remaining Gnangara pines which have become a crucial food resource for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

“Black cockatoo Crisis is being made in partnership with the newly formed Save the Black Cockatoo Coalition.

“The WA Forest Alliance is the lead organisation behind the coalition and is also an impact partner for the film.

“The coalition seeks to help protect black cockatoo habitat and food sources in south west WA in an effort to save these iconic birds from extinction.”

As part of filming the documentary, Hammond has spent significant time at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, a one-of-a-kind Black Cockatoo Sanctuary that rehabilitates injured birds before releasing them back into the wild.

Jane said Kaarakin was a facility the entire community should be proud of.

The film is scheduled for completion in October 2023, and you can support the documentary by going to