Rainforest Rescue

Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998 by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to Protect Rainforests Forever. Our mission is to inspire, engage and build community for the protection, preservation and restoration of rainforests through fundraising and education. Our objectives are: 1. The protection and enhancement of the natural environment. 2. The conservation of rainforests and the preservation of the biodiversity of rainforest ecosystems. 3. The restoration, rehabilitation, enhancement and management of remnant and regrowth rainforest. 4. The revegetation of ex-...
Jul 29, 2013

Happy 21st!

Happy 21st
Happy 21st

Dear Friends & Supporters

Recently we had great cause for celebration having reached an important milestone in our Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project.

We have now bought back and protected 21 properties in the Daintree Rainforest!

Quite simply we could not have come this far without the support of donors like you. From all of us here at Rainforest Rescue, and on behalf of the plants and animals that call the Daintree home, thank you!

Our 21st property, located at Lot 76 Rosewood Road in Cow Bay, is located within close proximity to seven other properties purchased by Rainforest Rescue which form the Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge. This corridor provides critical rainforest habitat for over 122 rare, threatened and endangered species including the Endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and the Rare Bennett's Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus).

Through our Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project we prioritise the purchase of those properties which provide wildlife corridors between protected areas of the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. With the recent acquisition of Lot 76 Rosewood Road into the Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge we now have the opportunity to close one section of Rosewood Road. This will significantly reduce the risk of threatened and endangered wildlife falling victim to passing traffic which sadly happens too frequently in this area of the Daintree Rainforest.

With each property that we purchase we come one step closer to achieving our vision of buying back all properties in the daintree threatened by residential development. Please, will you make a donation today to help continue this important work?

Five properties are currently at the top of our Daintree 'Buy Back List'. These five properties are at immediate risk of development and we are currently fundraising to raise the $250,000 required to protect these properties from development.

Four of the properties are located within the Forest Creek Precinct and form an almost continuous block. Buying all four at once will create a valuable rainforest corridor between two sections of the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. The fifth property is located in the Kimberley region and is within close proximity to six other properties protected by Rainforest Rescue.

The purchase of these properties will go a long way to helping us acheive our vision to buy back and protect all remaining 180 properties threatened by residential development in the Daintree Lowlands by 2030. Please donate now to protect the Daintree Rainforest forever.

Kind regards


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Jul 29, 2013

More Cassowary habitat protected

Daintree Buy Back Banner
Daintree Buy Back Banner

Dear Friends & Supporters

Thanks to your generous support another rainforest property in the Daintree Rainforest has been protected.

Recently we celebrated the purchase and protection of our 21st property in the Daintree, home to the Endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii). With only 1,000 Cassowaries left in the wild in Australia, every rainforest property protected ensures the survival of this important rainforest species.

Our 21st property at Lot 76 Rosewood Road Cow Bay is the eighth property to be included in our Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge. The word 'Baralba' comes from the local Aboriginal people, the kuki yalanji, and means  'wildlife track'. The corridor provides critical habitat linkages between two sections of the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area.

The purchase of Lot 76 Rosewood Road came about when the owners contacted Rainforest Rescue directly to seek advice on how to minimise the impact on the surrounding rainforest when building their dream home. It's a tough question and one we get asked from time to time by landowners in the Daintree. As always we respond with the tough answer: Don't build your home there. We suggested to the owner that perhaps he and his family would consider selling the property to us instead so that we could save the rainforest forever.

At the time the owner was committed to building his family dream home and we left the conversation there. A few months passed and he contacted us again. We were surprised and delighted when he said he would consider selling us the property at a price that would only recover their costs, and not to make a profit on the sale. The family came to this decision after seeing Endangered Southern Cassowaries on their property.

With each property that we purchase we come one step closer to achieving our vision of buying back all properties in the Daintree Rainforest threatened by residential development.

Right now five properties are at the top of our urgent buy back list. Please donate now to ensure  precious Cassowary habitat is preserved forever.

Four of the properties are located in the Forest Creek Precinct and form an almost continuous rainforest block. Buying all four at once will create a critical wildlife corridor for the Endangered Southern Cassowary and 122 other rare and threatened species that call the Daintree home. These properties are also close to four other properties purchased and protected by Rainforest Rescue thereby consolidating 10 years worth of conservation efforts in this area of the Daintree.

The fifth property is located in the Kimberely Precinct and is nearby to six other Rainforest Rescue properties.

The purchase of these five properties will go a long way to helping us achieve our vision to buy back and protect all remaining 180 properties threatened by residential development in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest by 2030.

Please donate today and save the Daintree forever.


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May 29, 2013

A Long...List of Project Beneficiaries

Celebrating Wildlife of The Big Scrub
Celebrating Wildlife of The Big Scrub

Dear friends,

Rainforest Rescue's work to protect and expand The Big Scrub Rainforest indeed has beneficiaries.  Working with the Aboriginal community helps low-income families develop a sustainable/eco-friendly economy.  Helping rainforest ecosystems also aids the local and global environment.  This being the most bio-diverse ecosystem in all New South Wales, we thought it would be nice to give you a list of all the threatened species that live in and around the area, and depend on the well-being of The Big Scrub Rainforest.  Helping an incredible "green team" develop a 21st century model for a more sustainable economy has the same effect as throwing a stone into a pond, and then seeing the classic ripple effect.  Your donations make an impact and this impact carries on.   

From great birds like the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, to the Giant Barred Frog and from the Spotted-tailed Quoll to flying foxes and even the beloved koala, some Australia's most iconic and keystone species reside in this great, yet small and fragile rainforest.  We invite you to get to know some of the natural beauties your support is directly touching.  Our next Project Report will be an update on the work your donations are generously supporting.  Please see the link below and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Paul Medici, at medicipj2@yahoo.com.

http://www.rainforestrescue.org.au/ourprojects/big-scrub-threatened-species.htm

 

Your support is greatly needed and we encourage you to donate to the project again, if it is within your means.  The Madhima Gulgan Bush Regeneration Team is seeking growth in numbers and this can only be accomplished through work projects.  Your donations help create the projects that need to be done--planting trees, essential weeding and other forest regeneration work, creating wildlife corridors and nursery work.

Sincerely,

 

Paul Medici

 

 

 

 

 

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Parts of the Big Scrub Rainforest
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