Save the Cassowary From Extinction in Australia

 
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Save the Cassowary From Extinction in Australia

Save the Cassowary From Extinction in Australia
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Gardener of the Rainforest

Gardener of the Rainforest
The Cassowary is a 'keystone' species for rainforest ecology and habitats of divese species because of the role it plays as a major seed disperser for up to 150 rainforest plants species, some too large, others too poisonous to be dispersed by other animals. It is estimated that up to 70 to 100 plant species depend entirely on the Cassowary to disperse their seeds. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cyclone Yasi Habitat Destruction

Cyclone Yasi Habitat Destruction
In February 2011, approximately 10% of the remaining prime Cassowary habitat in Mission Beach Australia was destroyed by Cyclone Yasi. Sadly 10 Cassowaries deaths have been confirmed since the Cyclone, most of them hit by cars as they left their rainforest habitat in search of food and shelter. (view small | med | large | orig)

Beware Cassowary Crossing

Beware Cassowary Crossing
Residential development leads to increased mortality of Cassowaries from vehicles. (view small | med | large | orig)

The Cassowary - a doting father

The Cassowary - a doting father
Every Cassowary chick is raised to maturity by their doting father. Cassowary Dads hatch their chicks from eggs and teach them all they need to know until they are independent enough to make their own way in the world. (view small | med | large | orig)

Plant a Rainforest

Plant a Rainforest
Rainforest Rescue's Plant a Rainforest Project is providing habitat, food and a safe passage for the Endangered Southern Cassowary. Over 250 different species of rainforest trees are planted to provide a diverse ecosystem for the many species of plants and animals that call the rainforest home. (view small | med | large | orig)

An ancient ecosystem

An ancient ecosystem
The Daintree Rainforest is the world's oldest rainforest having been in existence continuously for over 100 million years. Located in Far North Queensland Australia, the Daintree Rainforest is home to 12 of the world's 19 primitive plant families, said to be more than the entire Amazon jungle. (view small | med | large | orig)

A surprise visit

A surprise visit
A young Cassowary makes a surprise visit to a recent Rainforest Rescue community tree planting event held on our Cassowary Conservation Reserve, located at Lot 46 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree. Rainforest Rescue is restoring this property to provide habitat and a natural food souce for the Endangered Southern Cassowary. (view small | med | large | orig)

Daintree Rainforest Plant Nursery

Daintree Rainforest Plant Nursery
Volunteers meet every Wednesday at our nursery in the Daintree to propagate and nurture rainforest plants used in our Daintree Rainforest Plant Nursery. Seeds are collected from the surrounding area to ensure that the trees we plant are endemic to the area. (view small | med | large | orig)

Cassowary Family in the Daintree

Cassowary Family in the Daintree
Very rare. Cassowary are solitary species so this is during mating season. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Monique Ryan

MULLUMBIMBY, NSW Australia

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