(Study Guide) On a Wing and a Prayer

The loss of any species is a tragedy, but when that species is as fascinating and engaging as a cockatoo, the pain seems worse. We have a special love of birds and still feel the pain of losing the Dodo! Some of Australia's five species of black cockatoo are in trouble, but Carnaby's cockatoo, endemic to the south-west of Western Australia is under particular pressure from human activities. This documentary examines the desperate situation of this remarkable animal.

This film would have relevance to mid-primary to secondary in: Environmental Studies/Science - endangered species management and recovery, Science/Biology - breeding and habitat requirements, human impact, Humanities - Social Science (social conflict), Geography and Media Studies - Wildlife documentary.

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