Draft National Wildlife Corridors Plan

One of the major threats facing cassowaries in North Queensland is the loss of habitat and connectivity.

The Australian Government has expressed their commitment to developing a strategy to restore and manage ecological connections in the Australian landscape, and has recently released a Draft National Wildlife Corridors Plan (PDF) for public comment.


The draft plan “lays the foundation for a new, collaborative, whole-of-landscape approach to biodiversity conservation that is based on voluntary cooperation and the existing efforts of communities, landholders, governments and industry“.

Cape York is listed as a potential corridor (Appendix 2) in the draft plan, but the Wet Tropics is not. Cassowary Recovery Team members will be making submissions in response to this omission. If you would also like to have your say, go to the consultation page on the SEWPaC website. Comments close on 20 April 2012.