Protection promise for black cockatoos

A $3 million grant to protect black cockatoos in Western Australia will be delivered if the current coalition government is re-elected.

Environment Minister Melissa Price visited Wongamine Nature Reserve in Toodyay last week to make the announcement.

She said the coalition's investment would support farmers to improve property management planning, protect native vegetation and encourage revegetation, provide covenanting assistance, and deliver new nesting tubes and boxes for carnaby's and baudin black cockatoos.

"This is a fantastic investment that will help farmers improve the health of their land, protecting the habitat for black cockatoos," Ms Price said.

Ms Price said the government would work through Regional Land Partnerships Service Providers to deliver the funding, including the Wheatbelt NRM, South West NRM, Peel Harvey Catchment Council and South Coast NRM.

Ms Price said the funding has three key priority areas.

"This fund will invest in protecting threatened and migratory species and their habitats, making a difference to save species from extinction by restoring habitat, reducing threats like feral species, supporting captive-breeding programs, and creating safe havens for species at risk," Ms Price said.

"In addition to the investment in supporting Black Cockatoos, we will also make targeted investments through the fund in recovering some of the other of our most at-risk species."