Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest

by Rainforest Rescue
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Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest
Purchase and Protect Forever Endangered Rainforest

Project Report | May 16, 2022
How To Save The World's Oldest Rainforest

By Cesar Barbosa Garcia | Engagement Coordinator

Lot 18_credit Martin Stringer
Lot 18_credit Martin Stringer

At Rainforest Rescue we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to protecting and restoring rainforests. Our cornerstone activity - which makes us stand out from many environmental organisations - is our buy-back program, through which over 150 hectares of Australian rainforest (mostly zoned for development) has been purchased for preservation.

In this last year alone, with your help we’ve rescued 42 acres of pristine rainforest habitat! And thanks to our very positive working relationship with Queensland Trust for Nature, we helped rescue a remarkable block that is almost 1,000 acres, right at the entrance to the Daintree.

We are currently negotiating yet another rescue which will make it a total of 40 properties rescued since 1999 … we can’t wait to tell you more once the purchase has been approved.

Helping to Miigate Climate Change

Responding to the latest IPCC report, the team at The Daily Aus - sponsored by the Australian Conservation Foundation - visited the Daintree to experience our work first hand and understand the vital role it plays in helping mitigate climate change. Rainforest Rescue Land Manager, Justin McMahon, was among one of the people interviewed … check out The Daily Aus’s video report on our work in the Daintree to find out more.

Visiting Lot 18

Recently, the Rainforest Rescue team, took some time to visit Lot 18 Cape Kimberlery—a recent buy-back property and Nature Reserve. At almost 9 hectares, this property exemplifies established, mature rainforest. It’s rich and vibrant habitat, consisting of mature Spur Mahogany and Mossman Mahogany, as well as several Silky Oak species (to name but a few), provides habitat that supports our beloved and endangered Cassowaries, the wonderful Bennett’s tree kangaroos, tiny jumping spiders, and large-shelled snails.

Among the team at Lot 18 was Madeleine Faught, Rainforest Rescue’s Chair. In her own words Madeleine describes the experience:

"We travelled a canopy shaded meandering dirt road several kilometres to our destination – Lot 18. Hiking uphill into this old growth rainforest property, we stopped, stood quietly, perfectly still. All eight of us. Our surroundings also perfectly silent. The absence of human voices rapidly became a gift when the canopy above us came alive; sudden gusts of wind rousing a wild dance of foliage. This wind dance captivated our attention; then just as suddenly departed, taking its sounds and movements with it. A reward for our silence. Feeling more a part of our surroundings, but also less significant, our silence continued. Various soft ‘stop and go’ rustlings could be heard all around as creatures moved through the leaf litter; cautious of our presence. Soon our silence was further rewarded by a melodic call of a wompoo pigeon, followed by a paradise rifle bird announcing its territory, or attempting to attract a mate. We collectively breathed in, the air sweet with the smell of plant life recently rinsed by monsoon rain. We felt appreciative, fulfilled. We had shared a special moment that could not have been orchestrated. It just needed ‘to be’. The rainforest offers so many of these special moments to anyone who takes the time to truly listen, and see."

Thank You

Protecting Rainforests Forever with Rainforest Rescue is only possible because of you and others like you who share our values in the ultimate importance of intact Nature. Together we are protecting some of the most unique ecology on the planet, like Lot 18 in the Daintree.

Thank you for being a part of Rainforest Rescue and for putting your trust in us.

You make the difference.

For the rainforests!

Daily Aus with Justin McMahon
Daily Aus with Justin McMahon
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Location: MULLUMBIMBY, NSW - Australia
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Branden Barber
Mullumbimby , NSW Australia

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