Address: 3701 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873
Free parking provided. Just follow the signs on the day.
10:15 - Welcome to Country - Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners
10:20 - Josh Harris - Welcome from Daintree Marketing Cooperative WCD team
10:30 - Paul Webster - A History of Cassowary Conservation/WCD
10:45 - Paul & Chris O'Dowd - Meet the World's 3 Cassowary Species
11:15 - Bill Wilkie - Daintree Blockade History
11:45 - Tom Lawton - Tracking Cassowaries through their poo
12:15 - Dr David Westcott - Cassowary Seed Dispersal
12:45 - "No Wabu No Wuju No Gunduy" (No Rainforest No Food No Cassowary) screening
13:15 - Julian Gray, Rainforest Rescue - Conserving and enhancing cassowary habitat for the future
13:30 - Special Guest Speaker - Gregory Andrews, Threatened Species Commissioner
13:50 - Paul Webster - Handover to World Cassowary Day 2017
14:00 - Julia Leu, Mayor Douglas Shire - farewell
Insects of the Wet Tropics - presentation by Dr Claire Baker
Live animal display by Wildlife Habitat
Cassowary display (eggs etc.) by Daintree Discovery Centre
Face painter and kid's activities from 10am until 2pm
Dale and Ben (from Benny and the Clones)
Beards On for Conservation have teamed up with Rainforest Trust Australia to plant 1000 trees on World Cassowary Day! The planting runs from 9am to 10am right next to the Daintree Rainforest Observatory - just follow the signs to World Cassowary Day and turn right at the "Tree Planting Here Today" sign from the DRO driveway. For more details and to get involved check out the BeardsOn event facebook page.
There's heaps to see and do with a broad range of stalls to visit:read more
Alexandra Bay State School P&C
Australasian Bat Society
BeardsOn for Conservation
Cape Trib Beach House
Cape York NRM
Cassowary Keystone Conservation
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Marketing Cooperative
Daintree Rainforest Power Committee
Department of Heritage & Environment
Douglas Shire Council
Douglas Sustainability Group
Electric Ant Eradication Program
FNQ Wildlife Rescue
Girringun Aboriginal Corporation
Great Barrier Reef Legacy
Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation
James Cook University
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Kids Activity Tent
Mason's Café Cape Tribulation
Mission Beach Cassowaries
Nightwings Rainforest Centre
Plastic Free Douglas Shire
Port Douglas Catering & Events
Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
The School for Field Studies
The Tea Chest
Wet Tropics Management Authority
World Cassowary Day is a day to celebrate the uniqueness and importance of the Cassowary to the Wet Tropics ecosystem; a chance to also raise awareness of the issues these spectacular creatures face; and an opportunity for our community to help bring about change to ensure their future.
On the day we have some amazing guest speakers talking about their work in the Daintree concerning Cassowaries and conservation. We will also have stalls for different conservation organisations concerned with the Daintree, workshops, food stalls, live music, face painting and activities for the kids.
The first World Cassowary Day event was held in Kuranda in 2014 and steered by Paul Webster. The following year it was held in Mission Beach and hosted by C4 (Community for Coastal & Cassowary Conservation) with forum for change hosted by Terrain NRM (Wet Tropics Natural Resource Management).
This year we're delighted that it's coming to the Daintree Rainforest, hosted by the Daintree Marketing Cooperative with support from Douglas Shire Council and Mayor Julia Leu who is this year's World Cassowary Day Ambassador.
The Daintree is the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest on earth and the Cassowary plays a critical role in its survival by dispersing seeds across hectares of forest in its dung. The Wet Tropics (or southern) population is listed as Endangered in Queensland and it is ranked as a critical priority under the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
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Check out some of the awesome entries in our kids art competition:
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