BBC ‘Natural World’ Documentary The Cassowary

narrated by David Attenborough

Report: the Southern Cassowary’s habitat is under threat

A recent school assignment by Ruby Martin (Year 10) DOWNLOAD HERE

Wet Tropics Management Authority

WTMA is charged with managing the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area according to Australia’s obligations under the World Heritage Convention. WTMA protects, conserves and promotes the sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area through strong partnerships with community, industry and Rainforest Aboriginal people for the enrichment of all. Website – http://www.wettropics.gov.au/-cassowaries Useful resources

Australian Department of the Environment

DEH is responsible for developing and implementing national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia’s environment and heritage. Website – http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=25986

Queensland Department of Environment & Heritage Protection

DEHP is responsible for managing and protecting the health of the environment to protect Queensland’s unique ecosystems, biodiversity, and native plants and animals. Website http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/threatened-species/endangered/endangered-animals/cassowary.html Useful resources

University of Queensland Eco-Lab

UQ Eco-Lab explores the physiological and ecological responses of animals to changing environmental conditions including those generated anthropogenically, through a combination of fieldwork and lab-based experimental studies. Website – http://www.uq.edu.au/eco-lab/the-southern-cassowary Useful resources The Eco-Lab web page contains a wealth of information about the University’s satellite tagging and research of juvenile Southern Cassowaries and a link to an Article from Endangered Species Research.

The Cassowary Recovery Team

The CRT comprises organisations working together to implement the recovery plan for the Southern Cassowary and ‘protect cassowaries, habitats and corridors from threats through better planning, monitoring and community involvement’ . Website – http://cassowaryrecoveryteam.org/the-southern-cassowary/ Useful resources

Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group

TKMG is an incorporated community group based on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia, made up of local residents interested in, and concerned for, the conservation of North Queensland’s rich mammal fauna. Website – http://www.tree-kangaroo.net/ Useful resources A list of Cassowary food trees can be found in section (f) of this list: http://www.tree-kangaroo.net/documents/tkinfo/Food%20Plants%20List_10May2010.pdf