What are the funds raised used for?
Initially, we used the lease amount to finance the next painted cassowary statue. Ultimately, any profit created will be used for conservation and revegetation projects handled by Kuranda Conservation Group, including:
Support, maintenance and expansion of the existing Cassowary Art Trail to encourage visitations to the region.
Habitat restoration of specific rainforest trees for cassowaries from nursery to planting out;
Research projects that help to protect cassowaries and all wildlife, including tracking;
Maintenance of existing cassowary habitat.
Where are we going from here?
2023 Expanding the trail in Kuranda with additional statues. In April, one additional cassowary, which local artist Melanie Hava painted, was launched. Another two will be set up mid-year at Rainforestation Kuranda and another at Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome. This results in a total of 6 painted cassowary statues.
2023/24 Expand into other cassowary habitats like Mission Beach, Innisfail, Babinda, Atherton Tablelands and the Daintree. Different contact and discussion from each region are ongoing.
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Thank you very much for your support
Regards from Kuranda
Founder /Project manager
Project in collaboration with
Kuranda Conservation Community Nursery Inc