SCC: Protecting Cassowaries

Protect and expand cassowary habitat and minimise threats to the species.

Why it is important?

Cassowaries play a crucial role in rainforest diversity and they are currently listed as endangered. Only 20-25% of their original habitat remains and it is highly fragmented. Protecting and connecting remaining habitat is vital for sustaining remaining populations. Apart from habitat constraints, traffic strikes and dog attacks are the leading causes for cassowary deaths. Reducing these threats ensures the birds have a greater chance of survival.

Examples of Local Action

Use social media to raise awareness and report sightings.

Local Landscape:

Southern Cassowary Coast

Regional Theme:



Tully, Murray