Terrain NRM has produced Keeping Cassowaries Connected, a short film which follows a young cassowary named Peanut on his journey through a rainforest corridor at Mission Beach in Far North Queensland where he meets a range of local landholders and Traditional Owners.
Kuranda Conservation recently received grant funds for motion-activated cameras to help identify the number of cassowaries in the Kuranda region.These are the first shots from cameras set up near Black Mountain Road which show a cassowary about to cross the road (arrowed below). Also captured are the logging trucks which use the road. The drivers recognise the need for care and slow down at this known cassowary crossing, but it does highlight the danger from all vehicles for these birds.
To find out more, see the monitoring page on the Kuranda Conservation website.
To report any sightings of cassowaries in the Kuranda region, see the sightings page on the Kuranda Conservation website.
Cassowary Sightings from the Cassowary Coast 1999-2012
For many years, CRT member C4 have been collecting sightings information about cassowaries through a daily log at their Visitor Centre in Mission Beach.
When local retiree, Jeff Larson (a self-confessed “mad stats” person), joined C4 in 2009, he generously volunteered his time to enter all the data into a spreadsheet for public viewing. Continue reading