CASSOWARIES ARE ENDANGERED. ONLY 40 ADULTS are left in the Mission Beach Area. These animals are on the edge of Extinction! Though even today more rainforest habitat is being destroyed in Mission Beach.
This appeal addresses the problems arising for the cassowary from the need for:
- Residential land in the rapidly developing mission beach area
- Habitat continuity for the endangered cassowary to prevent its extinction
- Ongoing funding for wildlife and environmental protection.
How will the funds be used?
- Appeal funds will be used to create a revolving fund to purchase residential rainforest, and adjacent, land in the Mission Beach area, which is vital to the long-termsurvival of the endangered Southern Cassowary. (The Queensland Government's Land Titles Act enables landowners to place a legally binding Conservation Covenant on their land.)
- After purchase, C4 will place a legal covenant on the title deed establishing the residential site on the land, and Cassowary habitat.
- Once the covenant has been placed on the land to ensure the perpetual availability of wildlife habitat, the land will then be resold for residential purposes, freeing up funds for further land purchases.
Key Areas of Expenditure
Purchase of land and establishment of revolving fund
Placing a Conservation Covenant upon the legal title of the land
Legally enforcing covenants