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Caring for Cassowary

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The program will identify solutions to reduce threats affecting the future of the southern cassowary on Cape York, operating across all land tenures, and will include:

  • the establishment of an Indigenous Fire Mentoring Program to support Indigenous people in cultural fire management

  • holding meetings with, and providing technical support to, Indigenous land managers

  • engagement with non-Indigenous landholders through surveys and action plan development and on-ground works

  • identifying how conservation goals might be achieved

  • increased community participation by facilitating on-country workshops and community events

  • a knowledge survey and reportable sightings will also support increasing knowledge and awareness of the threats.