Habitat destruction is a major threat to the cassowary. As a result, they come into conflict with humans, where both cassowaries and humans have been killed. Perth Zoo has partnered with Rainforest Rescue and the Zoo and Aquarium Association to save the cassowary.
How does Perth Zoo Help Save the Southern Cassowary?
Sadly the Southern Cassowary has been badly affected by habitat destruction and cyclones with as few as 2,000 mature birds left in their natural rainforest habitat in northern Queensland. The Southern Cassowary is listed as Endangered by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection & Biodiversity Conservation Act.
Perth Zoo is part of a regional breeding program and helps Southern Cassowaries in the wild through its support of the Save the Cassowary campaign. This national campaign aims to increase awareness about the plight of the Southern Cassowary in Australia and raises money for recovery actions.
What Does My Donation Go Towards?
One hundred percent of your tax deductible donation will help protect wildlife as Perth Zoo covers all donation administration costs.