WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY FOR COASTAL AND CASSOWARY CONSERVATION
The fruit eating cassowary, whose numbers have plummeted since clearing for agriculture and housing began, is critical to the survival of many rainforest tree species with big seeds dispersed only by cassowaries which stand two metres tall.
As well as being a keystone ecological species, the southern cassowary is an important attraction for visitors to the region. Its impressive size, combined with its black plumage, blue and red neck and wattles and a distinctive ‘horn’ (casque) on its head make the cassowary a memorable sight.
The southern cassowary’s range in Australia is limited to the rainforests between Townsville and the Daintree, with Mission Beach being one of the most likely places for people to see a cassowary in the wild.
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The C4 Display Centre has plenty to offer for visitors to Mission Beach. You can learn about C4, check out the many different nature and childrens books on offer and browse through the nursery if you are looking to do some gardening.
It is now November and the slide show at the left is highlighting some of the items that we have in the C4 Display Centre that might prove good as Christmas presents. We have many more on display and you are welcome to come in and browse. And don't forget that members of C4 get a 10% discount on any purchases.
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