Our partnership with Olkola Aboriginal Corporation
The Golden-shouldered Parrot is a totem species for the Olkola people of central Cape York Peninsula. Olkola call the bird ‘Alwal’. Once found over most of Cape York, the bird's range has contracted dramatically over the last 150 years due to changed land use.
Now there are less than 2,000 Alwal left in the wild and Olkola are working hard to secure its future through landscape-scale habitat improvement with Alwal conservation activities identified as a priority in their Healthy Country Plan.
Hear from Bush Heritage ecologist Allana Brown and Olkola Land Manager Ashaley Ross about their important work on Country.