Kuranda Conservation is an entirely volunteer organization whose objectives are to assist the community to use land in an ecologically sustainable way and to enhance natural biodiversity through education and demonstration.

We promote awareness of the environment required for the preservation of cassowaries including habitat protection and enhancement, and domestic and feral animal control. We participate in research to better understand the needs of this unique, umbrella species. If the cassowary survives then the other fauna and flora of our region will also.

We believe we’ll make good decisions about what we grow on our properties, what pets we keep, how we behave on the roads and bush tracks and how we design our towns and houses by measuring the impact our actions have on cassowary habitat in this part of the world. All donations 2+ to our gift fund are tax deductible.

 

See more for a free giveaway!

See more for a free giveaway!

… now the guessing starts! What could it be that's free? A cassowary? No this is our messenger.A trip to an exotic location? No, we already live in one.A set of knives? No, who wants more washing up. No this time it is something with a much longer impact. A wonderful...

What links cassowaries, weeds, snakes and the ABC?

What links cassowaries, weeds, snakes and the ABC?

The cassowaries referred to above are roaming around the Kuranda area at present.  Navua Sedge is a problem weed that it's wise to read more about.  The ABC 'Gardening Australia' program is a popular one watched by many.  When a snake decides to visit what do you...

Be Casso-wary on the Kuranda Range

Be Casso-wary on the Kuranda Range

How often have each of us been slightly distracted as we drive up and down the between Kuranda and Cairns?  The same thing happens with our cassowaries.  So let's be casso-wary on the Kuranda Range. The issue Cassowaries travel their territory focused on searching for...

Cycle of the Cassowaries

Cycle of the Cassowaries

No, this doesn't mean cassowaries have taken up bike riding. To find out more about our local cycle of the cassowaries as well as learn about a pesky weed that we need to be aware of read our May 2019 newsletter It was a bit of a joke above to think about cassowaries...

Want more wildlife action in your garden?

Want more wildlife action in your garden?

Tropical gardens in our region can attract a wide variety of wildlife. If you want more wildlife action in your garden, try adding native plants to offer natural food to attract various species. But we add more than just a plant. Extra colour, sounds and movement add...

WORLD CASSOWARY DAY 26 SEPTEMBER

WORLD CASSOWARY DAY 26 SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER To celebrate WORLD CASSOWARY DAY, we’re inviting you to apply to attend an open day at Bunda Bundara.  This is a private property so it’s by invitation only. Numbers are limited.  If you are one of the select few, you’ll be treated to a...

Death of Missy

Death of Missy

Visitors reported a 'sleeping cassowary' in the forest. On investigation, Missy was found, dead apparently for a couple of days. KCons took her over to the Kuranda Vets.  There were no outward signs of injury - vehicle strike or dogs or fighting with another bird. The...