Cassowary HatchlingWe continue to collaborate with experts, universities, research laboratories, zoos and other institutions to conduct much-needed research. We are currently considering a number of research opportunities to support, including:

  1. Contributing towards ongoing cassowary tracking and monitoring research
  2. Contributing to population dynamics and monitoring
  3. Population modelling and road kill reporting and management

Rainforest Rescue analysed mortality data provided by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) and the Garners Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre.

From 1992 to January 2014, 104 deaths due to vehicle strikes were reported in the Wet Tropics. Utilising existing data sets it is possible to assess spatial and temporal patterns to identify hotspots and establish interventions – such as signage and traffic management strategies to mitigate this.

Research costs money! Your donation of $100 can help us work with research partners to learn more about Australia’s iconic bird and put strategies in place to prevent more Cassowary deaths.

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