Saving cassowary habitat

Cassowary in the rainforest

Cassowary in the rainforest

The Australian Rainforest Foundation (ARF) says land purchases will not be a priority in a project to re-establish cassowary habitat corridors between Cardwell and Cooktown in far north Queensland.

ARF chairman Warren Entsch has returned from a fundraising trip to the United States and United Kingdom.

He says the foundation has mapped the corridors and most can be created on land no longer used for farming.


Mr Entsch says there is a lot of concern about the future of the endangered birds in the United Kingdom.

“They have the largest bird watching show in the world, now there were literally tens of thousands of people flocked to that, there’s something like three-and-a-half million registered bird watchers – that’s registered bird watchers – in the UK,” he said.

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