SUGi
Australia

Queensland, Australia

Smith's Gap

Restoring habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary bird.

Land Forest
Miyawaki Method
Habitat

Besides being a critical bottleneck of habitat for Southern Cassowary Bird, the site will be listed as a Nature Refuge.

Before this certification can be achieved, it needs to be revegetated.

Forest Maker Brett Krause

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Restore Cassowary Bird habitat in Australia

380

Trees

100

Square Meters

76

Native Species

Planting begins at Smith's Gap.
Forest Maker Brett Krause stands in front of the 24 month old Miyawaki forest at Smith's Gap.

“Through the revegetation of Smiths Gap, we aim to be certified & listed as a Nature Refuge for the Cassowary Bird.”

Brett Krause

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"Growth rates are doing well! We are excited about what the forest will have to offer - water retention, soil productivity, carbon sequestration, and not to mention habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary bird!"

Brett Krause

Biodiversity returns to Smith's Gap.

Native Wildlife

The southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius), also known as double-wattled cassowary, Australian cassowary or two-wattled cassowary, is a large flightless black bird. It is a ratite  and therefore related to emu, ostrich, and Kiwi genera.

Subject to ongoing habitat loss, limited range, and overhunting in some areas, the southern cassowary is listed as Endangered under Federal and Queensland State legislation. Some threats are habitat loss (logging), feral animals eating their eggs, hunting, and roadkill.  Road building, feral animals and hunting are the worst of these threats. It is estimated that there are only approximately 2,500 individuals left in Australia.

Cassuary Bird endangered

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