#005 – Zoology, Biodiversity Offsets & Conservation of the Carnaby Cockatoo

Richard Jolley - Carnaby Cockatoo

In this episode of ‘Vaguely Accurate – Science’ we meet Brooke Richards, a conservation zoologist from Western Australia. Brooke has recently completed her honours thesis at UWA, investigating the impact, importance and effectiveness of environmental offset policy. A particular focus was placed upon the Carnaby Cockatoo, an endemic species to WA. Her research explores how this species responds to environmental disturbances from development, loss or damage to habitats and how effective conservation policy is at mitigating these impacts.