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Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest

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Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
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Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
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Buy Back and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest

Thanks to you, Lot 24 is on track for protection, forever!

Dear Rainforest Rescuer,

We wanted to let you know that Lot 24 Cape Tribulation Road has been rescued and is now protected forever from development. In the context of the Daintree the importance of protecting this biodiverse habitat cannot be understated. Lot 24 will now help extend the reach of the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. This rescue will serve to provide protected habitat which supports the unique and endangered plants and animals of the Daintree Rainforest.

Together we are protecting the biodiversity of the largest rainforest in Australia and protecting a legacy that has been growing for 180 million years. The Daintree Rainforest needs our help - and you are answering its call.

Thank you so much for caring enough to do something to protect the Daintree, and thank for believing in Rainforest Rescue.

For the rainforests,

Branden and the Team at Rainforest Rescue

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Credit Martin Stringer
Credit Martin Stringer

After the inspiring rescue of Lot 27 Cape Tribulation Rd, we are now focused on the BUY BACK and RESCUE of Lot 24 Cape Tribulation Road.

Lot 24 Cape Tribulation Road is strategically located to increase an established wildlife corridor and connect protected rainforest, this property connects to the Daintree National ParkWorld Heritage Area through prior rescues. This purchase and rescue will further extend the Rainforest Rescue Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor.

It's Our Nature To Protect.

Like many of you, we never thought that we’d actually experience a global pandemic. It’s scary, it’s sad, it’s disruptive—it’s surprising in many ways—and from some perspectives, it’s our worst nightmare.

Whilst together we are all affected in various ways through this extremely challenging time, we must continue to create the world we believe in. We must protect the world we want to see and ensure it exists for our children and the future.

We aren’t letting the pandemic stop us. In fact, we’re not slowing down.

We have a very unique and special opportunity to buy Lot 24 Cape Tribulation Road.

This beautiful rainforest is near prior rescues and connects directly to the National Park. It is in close proximity to 10 properties protected by Rainforest Rescue that form the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor and the Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge; its protection further enhances these areas.

Rare and endangered species such as the Southern Cassowary and Bennett’s Tree-Kangaroo have been seen in this vicinity, and ancient primitive flowering plants abound.

Buying this property will enable us to extend a priceless and important wildlife and biodiversity nature corridor, significantly building upon existing Rainforest Rescue protected areas. This buy back is of vital importance and prevents rainforest destructive development.

“Acquiring this property augments the integrity of the wildlife corridor we have already established through lots 27, 29, 30, 32 and 33. With a significantly high ecological score we recommend that Rainforest Rescue urgently acquire this property.”

— Allen Sheather, Rainforest Rescue’s Daintree Ecological Advisor with Barbara Maslen.

Lot 24 Cape Tribulation Road is the next piece of the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor puzzle. With its purchase, you will help us protect almost two hectares of pristine Daintree rainforest habitat.

This property is rich in endemic species of plants and animals. Plants like the the beautifully scented Daintree Gardenia Randia audasii or the many species of primitive Laurels, relatives of avocados such as Sankey’s Walnut and animals such as Striped Possums and one of Australia’s most primitive Kangaroos, the Musky Rat Kangaroo. It directly connects to the Daintree National Park, and our field staff have assessed this property with a very high ecological score.

By buying it today, you will help increase the overall footprint of protected habitat in this crucial corridor.

It is only through the support of incredible people like you, that this precious rainforest and habitat can be protected from development. Your support ensures that when we pool resources and target our efforts, we can protect and restore damaged habitat for the benefit of rainforest animals, plants, insects and fungi, and for future generations.

In the absence of greater legislative protections, we believe it’s incumbent on good people like you and I to protect and preserve what we love; that nature and rainforests such as the Daintree simply must be protected forever.

The Daintree is Australia’s crown jewel of biodiversity – it is nothing less than our honour to protect it—with your support and your commitment to nature, we will continue to do so.

 

To date, Rainforest Rescue has planted over 315,000 trees in Australia and around the world. We’ve rescued 35 properties in Australia, 34 of those in the profoundly biodiverse and ecologically essential Daintree Rainforest. We have created 5 Corridors or Reserves that combine multiple properties with connectivity to the protected National Park / World Heritage Area.

Every rescue is essential, and we will keep rescuing rainforest, block by block, protecting it forever, but only with your help.

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Daintree from Forest Creek Martin Stringer Photog
Daintree from Forest Creek Martin Stringer Photog

Next Rescue – Lot 27 Cape Tribulation Rd

Rare and endangered species like the Southern Cassowary and the Spectacled Flying-fox are found here, amidst ancient and primitive flowering plants. 

Conservation work in the Daintree supports this ancient forest ecosystem that has been evolving longer than any other in the world – by tens of millions of years – and is Australia’s largest and most biodiverse. 

With the help of Rainforest Rescuers – people like you – we’ve rescued 2 priceless rainforest properties in the last year, significantly protecting pristine habitat for Nature and achieving a strong win for biodiversity. In addition to Lot 15 Thornton Peak Drive, Lot 30 Cape Tribulation Rd was successfully rescued because of people like you who recognise the power and importance of conservation.

We are successful together.

Wildlife Corridors Protect and Connect 

Lot 27 Cape Tribulation Rd, like Lot 30, borders the National Park and is adjacent to the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor – we know this area well. Because of the connectivity to the National Park and World Heritage Area, and with a lack of protection on several of the properties still outside of the refuge, this property is high priority for rescue and protection. We have it on good authority that Lot 27 will likely qualify for inclusion into this protected corridor and is a real win for Nature, as well as for everyone who stands for conservation.

This dense, intact rainforest conjures up images of an ancient world, before subdivisions and development became a threat to Nature and our common future. Thick leaf litter, rich and humid air carrying the scent of flowers and mulch, the sounds of Wompoo pigeons calling to their mates and parrots screeching captivate the senses. Massive trees, twisting vines, a diversity of fungus, insects and beautiful butterflies – massive, vivid blue Ulysses butterflies – and more, inspire us to protect this haven for Nature. Cassowary droppings show this is a regular path on their foraging journeys through this habitat shared with other endangered and threatened species, like the Musky Rat-Kangaroo and the Spectacled Fruit Bat. Its location, dynamic structure and biodiversity make it an ideal candidate for nature refuge status and Wildlife Corridor inclusion. It scores very high on our ecological assessment and needs your help to protect it.

Snatched from the Jaws!

This property was at extreme risk – and in the midst of our appeal another buyer appeared and risked starting a bidding war which would be disastrous for the Daintree and conservation efforts. We managed to broker a deal with the owner to take our bid at asking – even though the rival was willing to go significantly higher. Fortunately, the owner chose to protect this land and go with Rainforest Rescue, even though it meant less money in their pocket. It's wonderful to encounter people who value Nature and this unique, precious habitat more than money.

Right?


But to do that we had to dip into our reserve so as not to miss the opportunity. Your support in helping us cover the cost of the rescue will help insure that Rainforest Rescue continues in strength and that we can capture the next property and the next, striving to protect as much of the intact Daintree as possible. 

The real heroes behind these stories of successful conservation outcomes are our supporters – you and others like you who you know that this strategy works. Your contributions directly rescue and protect Nature in Australia’s largest, most biodiverse rainforest.

Your generous gift makes a real and important difference that benefits threatened habitat, water catchment and wildlife.

This property is our next step on this journey of conservation and protection. We will keep rescuing rainforest, block by block, and protect it forever, but only with your help.

Rainforest Rescue is committed to Protecting Rainforests Forever! 

Together we're making it happen. 

Thank you!

Papuan Frogmouth - Allen Sheather
Papuan Frogmouth - Allen Sheather
Lemon-Tipped Hunter - Allen Sheather
Lemon-Tipped Hunter - Allen Sheather
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In the Daintree
In the Daintree

With the successful rescue of Lot 30 Cape Tribulation Rd, we have expanded a critical wildlife corridor.

Every time we're successful in rescuing a rainforest property that means more habitat and protection for local flora and fauna. 

Remember, the Daintree is the most ancient of the world's rainforests. It is Australia's largest rainforest and most biodiverse. And it's magnificent. Everything we do together helps to protect and ensure this rainforest continues to thrive.

Next Rescue – Lot 27 Cape Tribulation Rd

Rare and endangered species like the Southern Cassowary and the Spectacled Flying-fox are found here, amidst ancient and primitive flowering plants. 

Conservation work in the Daintree supports this ancient forest ecosystem that has been evolving longer than any other in the world – by tens of millions of years – and is Australia’s largest and most biodiverse. 

With the help of Rainforest Rescuers – people like you – we’ve rescued 2 priceless rainforest properties in the last year, significantly protecting pristine habitat for Nature and achieving a strong win for biodiversity. In addition to Lot 15 Thornton Peak Drive, Lot 30 Cape Tribulation Rd was successfully rescued because of people like you who recognise the power and importance of conservation.

We are successful together.

Wildlife Corridors Protect and Connect 

Lot 27 Cape Tribulation Rd, like Lot 30, borders the National Park and is adjacent to the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor – we know this area well. Because of the connectivity to the National Park and World Heritage Area, and with a lack of protection on several of the properties still outside of the refuge, this property is high priority for rescue and protection. We have it on good authroity that Lot 27 will likely qualify for inclusion into this protected corridor and is a real win for Nature, as well as for everyone who stands for conservation.

This dense, intact rainforest conjures up images of an ancient world, before subdivisions and development became a threat to Nature and our common future. Thick leaf litter, rich and humid air carrying the scent of flowers and mulch, the sounds of Wompoo pigeons calling to their mates and parrots screeching captivate the senses. Massive trees, twisting vines, a diversity of fungus, insects and beautiful butterflies – massive, vivid blue Ulysses butterflies – and more, inspire us to protect this haven for Nature. Cassowary droppings show this is a regular path on their foraging journeys through this habitat shared with other endangered and threatened species, like the Musky Rat-Kangaroo and the Spectacled Fruit Bat. Its location, dynamic structure and biodiversity make it an ideal candidate for nature refuge status and Wildlife Corridor inclusion. It scores very high on our ecological assessment and needs your help to protect it.

This property is most definitely at risk of development and is currently on the open market with a big FOR SALE sign on it.

The real heroes behind these stories of successful conservation outcomes are our supporters – you and others like you who you know that this strategy works. Your contributions directly rescue and protect Nature in Australia’s largest, most biodiverse rainforest.

Your generous gift makes a real and important difference that benefits threatened habitat, water catchment and wildlife.

This property is our next step on this journey of conservation and protection. We will keep rescuing rainforest, block by block, and protect it forever, but only with your help.

Rainforest Rescue is committed to Protecting Rainforests Forever! 

Together we're making it happen. 

Thank you!

Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog - Allen Sheather
Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog - Allen Sheather
Dillenia Fruit - Allen Sheather
Dillenia Fruit - Allen Sheather
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Lot 30 Panorama - Martin Stringer Photography
Lot 30 Panorama - Martin Stringer Photography

You did it again!

The most recent opportunity to buy back a critical piece of endangered lower Daintree Rainforest has been a success - we are now in process to rescue it.

Everytime we're successful in rescuing a rainforest property that means less human impact in the future, less traffic, less disrution of Nature. It also means more habitat and protection for local flora and fauna. Remember, the Daintree is the most ancient of the world's rainforests. It is Australia's largest rainforest. It's the world's most biodiverse. And it's magnificent.

Lot 30 Cape Tribulation Rd is incredibly rich in wildlife where orange-footed scrub fowl dart into the understory, crossing paths with endangered cassowaries that forage there. Ulysses butterflies flit past and the call of Wompoo pigeons resonate through the trees. With this density of coverage, it's also sure that you'll find canopy dwellers like Bennett's Tree Kangaroo and floor dwellers like the Musky Rat-Kangaroo - both at risk. It's a magnificent piece of the rainforest that's been a planned homesite...and now it isn't.

Expert Evaluation

Our Daintree rainforest experts, Allen Sheather and Barbara Maslen, evaluate our properties before we rescue them, ensuring that the biological diversity and forest condition is up to par with state requirements for qualification to become protected nature reserves. They scored this block very high ecologically, with over 120 rainforest species, including many with very limited distributions. It also scores 5 out of 5 for its intact rainforest canopy.

Wildlife Corridors Protect and Connect

Ensuring Lot 30's protection will serve to expand our Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor, with its uninterrupted connectivity and undisturbed forest, adjoining previously rescued Lot 29, linked to the Daintree National Park. Another Rainforest Rescue reserve across the road connects to a private nature refuge, further expanding protection.  

Real Risk Mitigation

I was just there and locals informed me that there were "house pads popping up all over the place" - and I saw a bulldozer setting up. Lot 30 is reached by an access road that is cleared but not yet sealed. Roads provide access to development that would reduce this precious forest to holiday homes or worse. Ultimately, we plan to close off this road and replant it, bringing back the full forest canopy and providing a haven for plants, animals, fungi and insects alike. To do that we need to get the lot next door – our next target.

Rescue and Protect

Of the 33 properties - almost 34 - saved by you and fellow Rainforest Rescuers, 23 are protected with covenants  protecting them forever, two have been gifted to the National Park, and we are working with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to protect the remaining properties by adding them to our family of Nature Refuges.

Rainforest Rescue is committed to Protecting Rainforests Forever! 

Together we're making it happen. Thank you!

Cassowary - Martin Stringer Photography
Cassowary - Martin Stringer Photography
Bennetts Tree Kangaroo - Credit Mungumby Lodge
Bennetts Tree Kangaroo - Credit Mungumby Lodge

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Location: MULLUMBIMBY, NSW - Australia
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Mullumbimby, NSW Australia

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