Kuranda Conservation Community Nursery Inc (KCons) is a not-for profit organisation.
We strive to protect and enhance the natural environment by assisting the community to use land in an ecologically sustainable way and to enhance biodiversity through education and demonstration.
Our particular focus is researching and conserving the endangered Southern Cassowary population by raising local community, national and international awareness of the threats to its long term survival.
Habitat loss is the major threat. To this end, we maintain a community-based native plant nursery in Kuranda specialising in habitat and food trees for wildlife.
KCons is partners with the Wet Tropics Management Authority, the regional natural resources management body, Terrain. We network with regional educational and research entities and individuals and other like-minded community groups.
Our community native nursery of around 6000 local species, provides plants for our ongoing projects and activities which include revegetation/improvement projects from very small to very large. The plants are for sale, at a very reasonable price, to the public. Saturday mornings are set aside for nursery work and plantings and you are welcome to drop in for a chat or to join us at the work bench for a bit of potting up.
When we are not in the Nursery on Saturdays we will be out collecting cassowary scats or checking motion-activated cameras for the Save the Cassowary Project.
We now have over 100 members. Membership is free, and you are a member until you decide to quit. All you need to do is to contact KCons through the contact form below. You can also phone 4093 8834 .
Donations to Kuranda Conservation Community Nursery of $2+ are Tax Deductible and support our ongoing work in cassowary conservation. More details will be added soon on how to donate online. Meantime please contact Jax on the phone number above if you have any queries about donations.