And many more work tirelessly all year round to create a better future for Cassowaries and all the other unique species who call the World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforests home. 

We all work in different ways, using approaches that make sense to us and our organisations. We are ordinary people, many of us volunteers, who are on the ground working to ensure cassowaries and the Wet Tropics remain for future generations to see.

Please visit our websites and sign up for our newsletters, volunteer your time or make a donation to help us all continue to forge a brighter future for our magnificent cassowaries.  

World Cassowary Day

Collaboration Partners


The World Cassowary Day collaboration partners acknowledge the Rainforest Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land of which they work and seek to conserve. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge their historical and continuing stewardship of cassowaries and the cultural landscapes in which they live. 

Rainforest Aboriginal People

of the Wet Tropics

Rainforest Aboriginal people have been living in the rainforests of the Wet Tropics region for many thousands of years. Before European settlement, the Wet Tropics rainforests were one of the most populated areas of Australia, and the only area where Australian Aboriginal people lived permanently in the rainforest.

Today, there are at least 20 Rainforest Aboriginal tribal groups, 120 clans and 8 language groups - currently over 20,000 people - with ongoing traditional connections to land in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

World Cassowary Day


Paul Webster

made World Cassowary Day a reality.

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The World Cassowary Day collaboration partners acknowledge the vision, dedication and foresight of Paul Webster in founding World Cassowary Day in 2014. 

Without Paul, World Cassowary Day would not exist.

We appreciate all that Paul has done, and continues to do, to bring global attention to the importance of protecting cassowaries and their home. 

There are many other organisations dedicated and working for the conservation of cassowaries and the Wet Tropics. 

We are currently putting together a list to have here. If your group works on cassowary or Wet Tropics conservation and you would like to be included, please complete the short form below.  

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