World Cassowary Day was held on Saturday 26 September at Mission Beach. Over 40 organisations set up stalls at the C4 Environment Centre and in the adjacent arboretum. After some heavy rains early in the day, the weather fined up and the visitors flowed in all morning. Special guests included Gregory Andrews, the Threatened Species Commissioner, Bob Irwin, Julia Leu the Douglas Shire mayor and Bill Shannon, the mayor of Cassowary Coast Regional Council.
You can see all the pictures and activities and stalls at the World Cassowary Day website. The 2016 World Cassowary Day celebrations will be held in the Daintree.
Many thanks to the organisers and all those who participated, in particular C4 (Community for Cassowary Conservation), Mission Beach Cassowaries, Terrain NRM, Kuranda Conservation and ABC Far North.