Council survey aims to shape aid strategies
DOUGLAS Shire council is stepping up efforts to tackle cassowary survival issues in the Daintree. It has launched an online survey for residents to fill out, to find out more about different aspects of the problem by asking locals what they’ve seen and heard.
It also canvasses ways that the DSC may able to interact with them to find a solution to parts of the problem.
“All levels of government and the community need to work together to ensure that cassowaries are protected for future generation,” said Douglas Shire mayor Julia Leu.
“Council actively promotes and recognises the Daintree Rainforest’s role in preserving and enhancing cassowary habitats. The main threats to cassowaries are the destruction of their habitat, vehicle strikes and dog attacks.
“Council has launched a survey, so the community can also help shape a comprehensive strategies to preserve cassowaries and their habitats.
“All can do the survey online, and Council will be surveying attendees at Cassowary Day, as well as door knocking every household from Daintree River to Cape Tribulation to raise awareness and gain community viewpoints.”