Garners Beach Cassowary Recovery Facility
On 31 March 2016 Mission Beach residents helped to celebrate a new agreement to operate the local cassowary rehabilitation centre at Garners Beach.
Rainforest Reserves Australia has agreed to manage the day-to-day operations of the cassowary rehabilitation centre at Garners Beach for the next three years. Rainforest Reserves Australia is a not-for-profit organisation based in Far North Queensland. CEO Carolyn Emms said "We live up here and we have an interest in the conservation of cassowaries."
Since July 2015 EHP has allocated $80,000 to upgrade facilities at the rehabilitation centre and to allow the centre to continue operating. The centre can now accept adult cassowaries as well as chicks.
World Cassowary Day 2016
World Cassowary Day 2016 will be held in the Daintree on Saturday 24 September at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory.
In 2016, World Cassowary Day will be focusing on raising awareness of how we can better protect cassowaries, a keystone species of the Daintree Rainforest.
Keep an eye on the World Cassowary Day Facebook page for more information.
Also visit the Cassowary Recovery Team website here