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.

 

WORLD CASSOWARY DAY 2015

WORLD CASSOWARY DAY 2015

WORLD CASSOWARY DAY Saturday 26 September 2015 The second World Cassowary Day at the C4 and Mission Beach Visitor Centre, on the beach at Porters Promenade All day event for the whole community. There will be lots of displays, including one from KCons, guest speakers,...

Give a Living Tree

Give a Living Tree

Give a living tree. What a great thought! For $10 Kuranda Conservation will gift wrap plants to the value of $10 and include a greeting card as well. Gift vouchers to any value are also available. The nursery is almost always open at 1 Pademelon...

Birth Notice – Welcome new Kuranda cassowaries

New Kuranda cassowaries: To Dad and Missy, two chicks, date of birth, recently! Great  news that two new Kuranda Cassowaries have been sighted, especially after our last very sad post about Harriet/Wattle. Dad and Missy have been observed in the Black Mountain Road...

Plant a local native

Plant a local native

Visit the Plant me instead! page for native alternatives to exotics and pest plants (weeds) The Plant Me Instead! are local plants  of similar size and flower colour to the non natives or exotics, so your garden or bush aesthetic can be maintained with natives. These...

Death Notice

Death Notice

Death Notice   We are extremely sorry to tell you that the cassowary known as Harriet or Wattle was killed by vehicle strike on Black Mountain Road on Friday. The bird did not die instantly and was later found by passers by, mortally injured but still breathing....

Cassowary monitoring

Cassowary monitoring

First shots for our Cassowary monitoring programme from the  motion-activated cameras set up near Black Mountain Road. They show a  cassowary about to cross the road. Also captured are the logging trucks which use the road. The drivers recognize the need for care and...

VOLUNTEERS at KCONS

VOLUNTEERS at KCONS

VOLUNTEERS AT KCONS FROM GE POWER AND WATER KCons welcomed these volunteers from GE Power and Water who spent a busy afternoon potting, weeding and planting a new site. The members, who met together in Cairns for a conference, are from all over Queensland, and...