Australian Rainforest Foundation – Research and on-ground assessment

Biotropica Australia recently completed a report for the Australian Rainforest Foundation focusing on assessing existing and potential habitat linkages for the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) along the coastal lowlands between Cairns and Cardwell.

A focal component of the framework is the close focus on the Mission Beach area, as it provides a vital source population of birds.  The overall aim was to identify habitat linkages and detail restoration opportunities to improve and enhance habitat linkages.

The report is accompanied by a series of maps which will provide local governments, conservation departments and state departments with a vital tool for strategic planning and conservation outcomes.