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.

 

Cassowaries on Kuranda Range Rd 2014 – Update 6, 25 Jul 14

Cassowaries on Kuranda Range Rd 2014 Update 6, 25 Jul 14 The cassowary family that made the environs of the Range Road have not been observed on for some time now, so we must assume that they have moved to other areas providing  food which have come into season....

Have you seen a cassowary? Tell us please.

The Southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) is in crisis. Current estimates suggest less than 1200 birds exist in the wild. A number of factors are contributing to the birds demise, but habitat loss is probably the greatest. Saving the c assowary is not...

How to identify a cassowary

Identify a Cassowary Cassowaries are like people, they are easily recognizable, but  to identify a cassowary, you do need to know what to look for.  As a result of the interest in the recent workshop conducted by Kuranda Conservation, a new page CASSOWARY...

Australia Day Award for Environmental Excellence

Congratulations to Dianne Daniels who received the 2014 Australia Day Award for Environmental Excellence from the Mareeba Shire Council. Diane is currently treasurer of KCons, a position she has held for several years. She received the award for her outstanding...

Tree by Richard James Allen

Our protagonist is a tree. That used to be a human being. But is now a tree And really likes it better that way. Unfortunately our tree is about to be Turned back into a human being When it is cut down as a tree. This is not an uncommon occurrence. Haven't you noticed...

A Perfect Feral Pig Story

A Perfect Feral Pig Story

A PERFECT FERAL PIG STORY A resident in Jarawee Road, Myola, reports a big feral pig, a really big one, wandering over his property on a regular basis.  We inspect and are told the pig particularly goes for the star apples as they fall from the tree. The property is...

Plant ID Service

KCons can help to identify plants native to this region    KCons provides a plant ID service for native plants of our area. To make identification easier, it is helpful if you can provide as much as possible of the material and other information in the list below....

This is (snake) service!

Snake removals Please do not kill snakes, they are vital to the ecosystem – a solution is at hand.  Kuranda Conservation provides a snake removal service. We will safely catch and re-locate your unwanted visitor. Phone (07) 4093 8834 only in daylight hours, and only...