Cassowary Keystone Conservation

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Ingrid Marker’s Story

“I lived with wild cassowaries as frequent visitors to my property on a regular basis for 25 years. In February 2015 a pack of roaming dogs trespassed into my home and life. The impacts were fatal for at least seven of the cassowaries I knew and loved. This is my story but not my story alone all over the the Wet Tropic wildlife is being killed by roaming Domestic Predatory Animals. WARNING some of the photos may distress.

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INFO: How will the changing dog laws affect your family?

With Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone ConservationRoaming dogs are a threat to our community's feeling of safety, in our streets, towns, beaches and parklands. People have a right to move freely, without fear of being menaced or

Roaming uncontrolled dogs and dog size, is an increasing problem in Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest

Date: 17 January 2017 Submitted by: Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone Conservation Roaming dogs are a threatening our communities feeling of safety, in our streets, towns, beaches and parklands. People have a right to move freely,

Dog Attack- a Significant Impact and Threatening Process

Date: 2 February 2017 Submitted by: Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone Conservation Unrestrained domestic, hunting and wild dogs are an identified threat and major cause of cassowary deaths, particularly in areas near residential development. Chicks and

Environmental Protection Act in brief – in relation to protection of endangered cassowary populations

Date: 2 February 2017 Submitted by: Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone Conservation   Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 SUMMARY Part 3 Division 1 - A person must not take an action that has, will,or

Cases of site specific dog controls in National Parks / World Heritage Areas

Date: 2 February 2017 Submitted by: Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone Conservation   Lord Howe Island, World Heritage Area, NSW A World Heritage Area in NSW that has enacted strict quarantine restrictions to protect its unique

Dog Attacks on Cassowaries

Date: 2 February 2017 Submitted by: Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone Conservation A dogs teeth and jaws have evolved to capture, kill and eat prey, their canine teeth can puncture, tear and penetrate deeper than

Amendment to Animal Management Act – in relation to protection of endangered cassowary populations

Date: 20 January 2017 Submitted by: Ingrid Marker, Cassowary Keystone Conservation To Cassowary Regional Council and other interested parties. What they past two year journey has shown me is this new amendment to the Animal