Throughout the Green Triangle estate, ABP hosts an innovative nest box program which provides a safe and secure breeding sanctuary for threatened species, such as the endangered south-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, which is achieving never-before-seen breeding outcomes.
The nest box program started in the early 2000s in partnership with local environmental groups with the installation of boxes at the Powers Creek plantation targeting the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo. The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo historically nested in the area, but their habitat has been reduced due to the harvesting of native forest.
A partnership with the Basalt to Bay Landcare Network at the Saint Helens Flora Reserve, north of Yambuk, includes seven various sized boxes supporting forest owls, gliders and bats.
This program has grown to 46 nest boxes installed in remnant forest scattered across ABPs plantations. Remnant native forest is protected by ABP and many of these sections of forest have been established as High Conservation Value areas. The nesting box program is just one of the measures we have made to enhance the population of native birds and animals across our estate, including owls, micro bats, parrots and gliders.