Dear Friends & Supporters
Thanks to your generosity we have successfully completed our GlobalGiving Challenge and secured a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving website. Thank you so much. We could not have done this without you!!!!
Having our projects featured permanently on GlobalGiving will allow us to extend our reach and connect with like minded people who care about protecting our precious rainforests.
To those supporters who are new to Rainforest Rescue please visit our website to learn more about the work we do to protect rainforests within Australia and around the world.
To our existing supporters thank you for responding to our request for support. We know that Christmas can be a busy time and we appreciate you donating to our cause.
In my last report I mentioned that we are currently fundraising to buy back our 16th property in the Daintree which will protect vital habitat for the Endangered Southern Cassowary. I am pleased to announce that we are now over half-way to our goal of $112,000 to secure this important property and we will be continuing to fundraise to secure this property in the New Year. We have also earmarked another potential property purchase for June 2012.
Throughout 2011 we were also actively fundraising to support Cassowary populations at Mission Beach whose habitat was destroyed by Cyclone Yasi. In March 2011 we made a donation of $30,000 to the Queensland Parks & Widlife Service to assist in their emergency Cassowary feeding program. We also provided $3,000 to the CSIRO to support a study into Cassowary scats that will provide valuable insights into Cassowary movements and seed dispersal.
Further funding will be provided to Terrain NRM to plant rainforest trees from February 2012. that will restore Cassowary habitat damaged by Cyclone Yasi and to create and strengthen wildlife corridors that will support future generations of Cassowaries.
As we break for the Christmas I wish to thank you for your support and look forward to communicating to you further on our work to save the Endangered Southern Cassowary.
Have a safe and happy Christmas.
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