Traffic impacts on cassowaries

Road mortality is the greatest cause of known cassowary deaths at Mission Beach. Between 1992 and June 2010, at least 60 cassowaries died on local roads. At the request of Terrain NRM, James Cook University (JCU) undertook significant research into traffic impacts on cassowaries (and other fauna) on Mission Beach roads.  Continue reading

Minted cassowaries

Looking for the perfect gift for cassowary lovers? Then you’ll be delighted to know the cassowary is one of the latest additions to Australia’s coinage!

The Perth Mint has produced a beautiful set of 2011 Celebrate Australia $1 coins that portray scenes from World Heritage Areas across Australia. Continue reading