🌍 Today is World Cassowary Day 🌍Can you help make the magnificent Cassowary famous? 🌿Cassowary numbers in Australia plummeted until World Heritage listing of the rainforests in 1988. Current population estimates for cassowaries in Australia are just 4000 and habitat loss, car strikes and dog attacks continue to threaten the species. While the World Heritage Area has been critical in halting the decline, cassowaries use other surrounding areas, including on private lands and roadways. Working with people in and out the World Heritage Area is vital to the survival of these magnificent birds.
Not only are cassowaries critical to the survival of the rainforest because they spread the seeds of the unique rainforest trees, but by protecting their home, we protect the homes of many other unique and endangered animals including Tree Kangaroos, Spectacled Flying Foxes and Mahogany Gliders. Not to mention the extremely ancient plant families found nowhere else on Earth.
Still this place, and these creatures, remain unknown to those not familiar with this unique part of the world. To protect Cassowaries and their World Heritage home, we need the whole world to know about them! 🍃💚 Thanks to @roylennigan for the pic