Adopt Vulnerable Rainforest in Australia

by Rainforest Rescue
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Summary

Adopting rainforest will enable us to purchase and protect vulnerable areas of tropical rainforest from development forever. The Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland is one of the oldest rainforests in the world and is home to 12 of the world's 19 primitive plant families, the highest concentration on earth. Over 180 properties remain unprotected and scattered about in private hands. Rainforest Rescue is buying up lot after lot and placing them under Nature Refuge Status.
$90,000
total goal
$75,582
remaining
176
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

These unprotected areas of mega bio-diverse rainforest border National Park and other Rainforest Rescue Reserves and any development would cause major damage, much of it irreplaceable, to extremely rare, threatened and endangered flora and fauna. Ancient wildlife too such as the endangered Southern Cassowary, Bennett Tree-kangaroo, plus a host of other exotic species would see their habitats destroyed, fragmented and changed forever. Human settlement brings dire consequences.

Solution

Rainforest Rescue is actively purchasing and protecting this ancient natural treasure, effectively taking properties out of the hands of developers. Donors can adopt rainforest and help us save this precious ecosystem. With 180 properties still holding development rights, ecological studies must commence to determine which areas receive priority. Keeping as much pristine rainforest as possible intact while also revegetating degraded areas is paramount to the Daintree's overall survival.

Long-Term Impact

These rainforests are home to 135 million years of natural and evolutionary history. Man's development acts like a stake in the heart. Supporting this project will save rainforest forever by allowing Rainforest Rescue to continue purchasing and protecting this precious natural resource. The long-term impact is a healthier planet, medicinal benefits and preservation of ancient flora & fauna and wildlife for future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.rainforestrescue.org.au
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Organization Information

Rainforest Rescue

Location: MULLUMBIMBY, NSW - Australia
Website: http:/​/​www.rainforestrescue.org.au
Project Leader:
Kaley Morrissey
Donor Care Executive
Mullumbimby, NSW Australia

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