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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
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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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.

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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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Photo: Dean Jewell
Photo: Dean Jewell

Thanks to Rainforest Rescuers who contributed to our December campaign, a 32nd Daintree Rainforest Property has been rescued! 

This property, Lot 15 Forest Creek, Daintree represents a remarkable win for biodiversity. Bordering Aboriginal Reserve Land - which in turn backs onto World Heritage Daintree National Park and Forest Creek, this rainforest was rich and ripe for rescue. In addition to its location and its scorecard rating for species and biodiversity, its relationship to the creek helps to maintain the quality of water that flows through and into the Daintree River, and ultimately depositing clear sediment free runoff onto the Great Barrier Reef. #rainforest2reef

The owner of this property approached us, knowing that this rainforest block was unique and special, and asked for our help to protect it, forever. Supporters from around the world came together to make this opportunity a success. Many supporters contributing adds up to great big totals - and because of the many donors contributing from a few dollars to many thousands, this property is going back to Nature. At almost 3 hectares this is a substantial contribution to the greater Daintree.

Let’s do it again - Another Rescue Opportunity!

Over the last 20 years, Rainforest Rescue has been making continual progress on establishing and expanding nature reserves and ecological corridors - stitching together high-conservation value properties to create viable corridors that support local flora and fauna, protecting biodiversity and securing essential habitat.

Very few people outside Australia know about its breathtaking and biodiverse rainforest regions. The Daintree is one of the oldest and precious rainforest habitats in the world.  In fact, David Attenborough calls it a worldwide treasure that should be protected at all costs. That’s why, with your help, we are focused on buying back and protecting it forever.

Now we have another opportunity to purchase, rescue and protect a critical piece of rainforest in the Daintree, Lot 30, Cape Tribulation Road. This property will eventually add to the lower Daintree’s Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. We have just two properties left to rescue in order to fill out this corridor. Once complete, the access road will be closed off, replanted, and this magnificent section of the Daintree Rainforest will be protected forever. (see map below) That is a worthy contribution to Nature.

You can help save Lot 30, Cape Tribulation Road, an essential rainforest property, protecting it and extending this wildlife corridor by making your gift for Nature today.

Please give a gift to our Buyback and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest project today and help rescue Lot 30!

We believe that your commitment to conservation and to Nature is part of who you are and part of your legacy, just as it is ours.

Thank you for making this important work possible and for helping to Protect Rainforests Forever!

View from Lot 15, Forest Creek
View from Lot 15, Forest Creek
Map and Legend for Lot 30, Cape Tribulation Rd
Map and Legend for Lot 30, Cape Tribulation Rd

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Our #NEXT10 - 2 Down 8 to go campaign was successful!

Thanks to Rainforest Rescuers who contributed to our holiday campaign, our 32nd Rainforest Property is set to be rescued! That's our 33rd property in Australia!

This property represents a remarkable opportunity for all of us. Bordering Aboriginal Reserve Land - which in turn backs onto the National Park - on one side and Forest Creek on the other. This land is rich and ripe for rescue. In addition to its location and its rich state, its relationship to the creek helps to maintain the quality of water that flows through and into the Daintree River, and then onto the Great Barrier Reef. #Rainforest2Reef!!

The owner had approached us, knowing that this rainforest block is special, asking us if we could help protect it, forever. At almost 3 hectares this will be a substantial contribution to the greater Daintree. It is essential that this property is brought back into the Daintree.

239 Donors came together to make this opportunity a success. Many donors contributing add up to great big totals - and because of the many donors contributing from a few dollars to many thousands, this property is going back to Nature. 

Rettet den Regenwald - Rainforest Rescue Germany - is a non-profit that advocates for rainforest protection around the world and has partnered with Rainforest Rescue here in Australia to help us in our mission to Protect Rainforests Forever. They contributed significantly to our appeal to purchase this rainforest land, and they supported our efforts to purchase and protect Lot 19, Cape Tribulation Road in last year's campaign. They are making a big impact in protecting rainforests in Australia and beyond.

“Many people in Germany think that Australia’s great examples of Nature are the Outback, Ayers Rock, and Kangaroos. Very few know about the breathtaking rainforests, the oldest rainforests in the world.  The Daintree is the truest example of this. We are happy to be part of the amazing protection work done by our partners from Rainforest Rescue. Only together, working globally hand in hand, can we save the forests of this earth that we call home.” - Mathias Rittgerott

Our partnership is powerful, and appropriate. We're grateful to have such a wonderful partner and such an effective partnership.

Thanks to every one of you who make this important work possible and who helps Protect Rainforests Forever!

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