Support an international conservation movement to study and save the Endangered Cassowary (AKA) ‘Gardener of the Rainforest’ and its mega bio-diverse habitat from peril.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The World Heritage Listed Daintree rainforest in Australia contains the highest numbers of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened with extinction anywhere in the world. The cassowary plays a major role in this biodiversity hotspot. The Australian Rainforest Foundation is working with IT specialists, conservationists, ecologists, biologists, zoologists and universities to conduct vital research and studies. The cassowary, rainforest and career-minded students will all benefit.
How will this project solve this problem?
Conduct behavioral & ecological studies on the cassowary in the wild, semi-wild and captive and on its bio-diverse habitat. Create a universal management tool for environmental impact assessments and population estimation for endangered species.
Potential Long Term Impact
This international conservation effort brings together experts from many fields to tackle critical environmental issues. Nurturing career minded college students today will prepare future leadership and ensure conservation management advancement.
Total Funding Received to Date: $940
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $940 . The original project funding goal was $250,000.