Cyclone Yasi Response 04/03/11

CYCLONE YASI RESPONSE UPDATE FROM WTMA & DERM 04/03/11

As of today:

  • DERM have established 86 feed stations from theCardwellRangenorth to Flying Fish Point
  • 2400 kg of fruit had been dropped by helicopter and placed at feeding stations
  • Ten cameras are monitoring feed stations and are showing cassowaries using those sites
  • Volunteers are still need at Garner’s Beach on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (and for another week or so also at Innisfail) to help cut-up fruit. Please contact:

Ms Jodie Eden, Community Education Ranger
Email jodie.eden@derm.qld.gov.au
Telephone (07) 4091 8102 Mobile 0427-117854

  • General cassowary sightings should be reported by email to QPWS: cassowary.sighting@derm.qld.gov.au
  • Sick, injured, or hungry birds should be reported by telephone to the QPWS 24hr hotline: 1300 130 372

A meeting was also held in Cardwell yesterday about Mahogany Gliders, and WTMA will be supporting DERM, Terrain, WPSQ, and local community members to share information about the recovery efforts. The recovery effort would benefit from some camera traps to monitor feeding stations – if anybody knows of anyone that has some available (i.e. not already being used for cassowaries!) please let us know. Thanks.

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