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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's seven natural wonders, it is a prized World Heritage Area, the largest reef system and the biggest living structure on the planet. It sprawls over a jaw-dropping 344,400 square kilometres – an area so large that it can be seen from space.

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Carnaby’s black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris). Western Australia. © Georgina Steytler
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Carnaby's black cockatoo

The Carnaby’s black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) is one of just two species of white-tailed black cockatoo found on Earth – the other is the Baudin’s cockatoo. Both species are endangered and found only in Southwest Australia.

 

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Carnaby’s black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) displaying its wings. Western Australia. © Georgina Steytler / WWF-Aus