Traditional owner conducting smoking ceremony
Because of YOU – and your ongoing commitment to the forever protection of Lot 46, Cape Tribulation Road in the beautiful Daintree lowland rainforests - last weekend, an extraordinary achievement was recorded.
Lot 46 – this incredibly precious piece of land, which back in 2010 – was pulled off the market and rescued by Rainforest Rescue - was granted Nature Refuge status. Just brilliant!
This 28 hectare property was deeply neglected, devastated by exotic oil palm production and impenetrable with weeds. From a sad, overgrown junkyard to now a thriving, healthy rainforest – the forever protection and regeneration of Lot 46 is simple mind blowing. Says Madeleine, Rainforest Rescue Chairperson:
“The efforts, energy, and determination that have carried out the restoration of this property have very quickly turned into a gift – for Lot 46, the surrounding rainforest, the cassowaries, the catchment, and for the myriad of species that now call this thriving rainforest home.”
It was imperative that Rainforest Rescue bring this rainforest land back to Country, and on approaching the local Yalanji Language Committee, we were able to grant Lot 46 with the traditional name of Kurranji Bubu (Cassowary Land).
In warmest acknowledge to the Traditional Owners, the Solomon Family,’ Kurranji Bubu’ represents a ‘coming home’ of this piece of rainforest, bringing it back into the heart of the Daintree and returning it to its rightful owners.
A throwback to the start of this wonderful rescue and repair story of Kurranji Bubu (formerly known as Lot 46), is detailed in depth on this link.
These remarkable outcomes are only possibly through YOUR continued trust, support and commitment to the work that Rainforest Rescue does tirelessly in the unprotected Daintree lowland rainforest. A truly magical gift – back to Nature – forever.
With your help we'll be able to repeat this success. The plans to build our new nursery is picking up speed, on its completion, our production of trees will soar from the current 27,000 per year to 150,000 ... this will provide for the replanting of almost 20 hectares of rainforest habitat every year!
Gurranji Bubu marks a very important milestone in our journey to rescure, restore and protect unprotected Daintree rainforest but there is still more work to do. We're happy to know that, with your continued support, we can do it!
Thank you, from the bottom of our Rainforest Rescue hearts.
Ecological Advisors Allen & Barbara
Lot 46 to Kurranji Bubu - Aerial Timeline
Lot 46 to Kurranji Bubu - Tree Planters