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09 Apr 2018

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Cape York Cassowaries Documentary

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This project supported the production of a documentary film, as part of the Threatened Species Fund project “Cape York cassowaries – Traditional Owners recording populations and addressing threats to habitat” project. The Documentary was produced working with Traditional Owners Kalan Enterprises along with scientists from CSIRO, to record the relationship between cassowaries, people and country, and document the Cape York Project. It records how by combining traditional knowledge and science we are learning more about cassowary populations, habitat and threats on Cape York. This project produced a 12-minute documentary, plus two promotional ads – 1 x 10 seconds; 1 x 30 secs.

While the primary audience is Cape York residents, and particularly Traditional Owners, scientists and NRM professionals, the production has a broad appeal to the general public.

The documentary was launched in Coen and is available to schools across Cape York and available for all partner organisations to upload to their websites. 

Cape York NRM promoted the documentary through regional media, including ABC Far North, Black Star Radio, BBM, WIN News, Seven News, Cape York News, and the Cairns Post. This project is funded through the Australian Government Threatened Species Recovery Fund in partnership with Wet Tropics Management Authority, CSIRO, Kalan Enterprises, the Rainforest Trust - Australia and Cape York NRM.

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