Save the Cassowary

Already on the endangered list, there are less than 1,000 Cassowary left in the wild. These living dinosaurs play a vital role in rainforest regeneration and the balance of Nature.

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 and raise funds to help protect these rare creatures.

Why do we need Save the Southern Cassowary?

The cassowary is under increased threat from loss of habitat due to development, cars, dog attacks and natural disasters.

Cassowaries are direct descendants of the dinosaurs, and Australia is the only place they exist in nature!

They are a ‘keystone’ species. Through eating the fruit and excreting the seeds of rainforest plants, the cassowary plays a vital role as the ‘rainforest gardener’. Many plants depend on the cassowary for survival… without them, the future of the rainforest is in peril.

Shy by nature and only posing a threat when defending their nests or chicks or when threatened.

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Save the Cassowary


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