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Community for Coastal & Cassowary Conservation Inc.

Cassowary Conservation Covenant Appeal - C4 Gift Fund

Cassowaries Are Endangered.

The latest estimates suggest the total Australian population of the southern Cassowary numbers could be as low as 1,500 adults.
Some of the many problems facing cassowaries are:
  • loss of habitat through clearing for residential settlement and agricultural expansion,
  • fragmented habitat (especially from roads and subdivisions),
  • vehicle traffic (road kills are the number one known cause of adult Cassowary deaths
  • dogs (which are especially aggressive to chicks and juveniles), and feral pigs (impact on their habitat)

Additionally, some birds have been shot in the past although this is illegal.

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



$37,702 raised so far

Contact Details

Community For Coastal & Cassowary Conservation - PO Box 132

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, when Community for Coastal & Cassowary Conservation Inc. is able