- Ruth Rosenhek
- Director, Rainforest Information Centre
- Thanks Jaynia; I will contact Walter. From the cyber research I have been doing and from Richard Dawkin's book "The Ancestor's Tale', apparently Cassowaries and Emus diverged from their common ancestor 30 mya. Ancient! We just launched a save the cassowary campaign at http://www.savethecassowary.org.au/. In Australia, they are on the decline, perhaps as few as 1000 remaining. We're hopeful that we can protect more vital cassowary habitat in the coming years. cheers Ruth
- I am interested in the evolutionary history of Cassowaries. Can anybody refer me to an expert in this area?
- regarding "Conservation Status', the Museum would be more correct to write that the Southern Cassowary subspecies is listed as endangered under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.