Building a corridor for the endangered Southern Cassowary.
Gurrbum II was the second stage of an ambitious project, initiated in 2020, which created a critical and strategic habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary in Queensland.
This project enabled the expansion of the habitat, creating a larger area where these birds, and indeed other fauna, are able to thrive. The site is located within the Smith’s Gap Corridor, an expanse that connects protected land across the Wet Tropics of Queensland UNESCO World Heritage Area. The Australian Government Threatened Species Prospectus identifies revegetation of Smith’s Gap as a priority project for Cassowary recovery.
“It will create a 5-star hotel for our native fauna.”
Brett Krause, SUGi Forest Maker
Average of tallest 3 trees
Survival rate is excellent and 100cm of growth within 6 months is immensely positive. It was a slow start as Gurrbum II was planted during a period of very heavy rainfall. However, flora is developing well, with very fast growth over the last month.