Restoring habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary bird.
Fifty years ago, this sleepy village was hit with a short lasting development boom. It fragmented and splintered the habitat connectivity for native animals.
The land we identified for a Miyawaki Forest was previously a lychee farm. The forest clearing disrupted the safe passway for the endangered Southern Cassowary bird.
By rewilding Bingil, we have helped to restore this forest to its ancient glory.
“The land we identified for a Miyawaki Forest was previously a lychee farm. The forest clearing disrupted the safe passway for the endangered Southern Cassowary bird.”
Average of tallest 3 trees
Bingil is doing very well at just over 18 months. In 1 year this pocket forest has increased in height from 200-700cm.
Forest floor and leaf litter is now established, with zero weed penetration. The forest is self-sustaining. Along with Smith’s Gap and Bilyana, SUGi’s two older Queensland pocket forests, new floral species are growing in the forest from bird droppings.
The forest is looking very healthy with one species already flowering. Seed succession is underway from a nearby forest.