Save the Cassowary is a unique partnership between Rainforest Rescue, government organisations, business partners, Aboriginal Corporations, universities and 20+ zoos and other non-government organisations, to raise awareness of the plight of the Endangered Southern Cassowary.
Already on the endangered list, there are feared to be less than 1,000 of this living dinosaur – which plays a vital role in rainforest regeneration – left in the wild.
We invite you to join us to save this magnificent and little understood Australian by getting to know the Cassowary, understanding its vital importance in nature and supporting the projects that protect and ensure its future.
Participating zoos are displaying Save the Cassowary signs at their Cassowary enclosures to promote the campaign. Some zoos are running special events to help raise much needed funds, watch our events page for details.
Rainforest Rescue’s business partner BioPak has produced a special ‘art cup’ which is available Australia-wide from cafes and coffee outlets. 20% of the profits are donated to the campaign.
The main aim of the campaign is to raise funds to support our Cassowary conservation programs in Far North Queensland: