Monday, October 19, 2009

Cassowaries at Mission Beach: Recovery or Extinction

Today I got the green light to share a great new brochure with you that has been produced by inspirational Mission Beach artist Liz Gallie and her talented co volunteers at C4 (Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation).

I have been excited by this project for quite a while now as the concept is brilliant and the graphics on the brochure are awesome (download here, PDF).

I recently attended a presentation titled ‘Threatened Species Of Queensland-Calling It Quits’ which was presented by Dr Andrew Dennis. He explained that a threatened species was a species which is on the path to extinction without intervention. Our endangered southern cassowary is a perfect example of such a species.

Thank goodness that the good people at C4 are working hard to raise public awareness of the cassowaries plight and bring about change and the aforementioned intervention at Mission Beach that these birds so desperately require.

Enjoy the brochure and the superb graphics (download here, PDF) and perhaps afterwards think of a way you can help groups like C4 ensure our endangered cassowary has a better future than the one they face at present. C4 is working hard to raise funds to purchase at least one strategically placed block of land at Mission Beach for cassowary conservation and of course any letters as suggested in the brochure would be appreciated by C4 as well.

Cheers Russ

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