Kuranda Conservation Community Nursery Inc (KCons) is a volunteer-staffed, not-for-profit native plant nursery and conservation organisation.
We strive to protect, conserve and enhance our natural environment by assisting our community to use land in an ecologically sustainable way and through through education and demonstration.
Our focal species is the endangered Southern Cassowary. We protect the local cassowary population by raising local community, national and international awareness of the threats to its long term survival, and providing actionable solutions and resources to our community.
Habitat loss is the major threat to the cassowary’s long-term survival. To address this issue, we maintain a community-based native plant nursery in Kuranda specialising in habitat and food trees for wildlife, particularly cassowaries.
KCons has partnered with the Wet Tropics Management Authority and the regional natural resources management body Terrain. We also network with regional educational and research entities and other like-minded community groups and individuals.
Our community native nursery of around 6000 local species provides plants for our (and your!) 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 our motion-activated trail cameras, collecting data 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. You can donate in person or online. Please contact Jax on the phone number above if you have any queries about donations.