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Together we have a rare opportunity to rescue a rainforest block

We have a rare opportunity rescue a rainforest block in the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. The property is of high biodiversity value, has not been developed and is adjacent to two other Rainforest Rescue properties.
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November 16, 2016 12:00 AM - January 31, 2017 12:00 AM
Together we have a rare opportunity to rescue a rainforest block

Time is short and it’s vital to act quickly to Protect Rainforests Forever. We have a rare opportunity to buy a threatened block of rainforest in the newly created Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor.

The past year seems to have gone by very quickly. The good news is that it’s been a story of positive action and great wins for the rainforest. You’ve helped rescue vital rainforest properties which connect together – our first steps in creating the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. 

In September we purchased Lot 32. Trees had already been cleared on the property creating a track and pad for a new house. We asked for help and your response was wonderful. You and fellow rainforest rescuers generously supported the efforts to save the rainforest from development.

Just across the Cape Tribulation Road lies Lot 38 which we purchased in June following a spirited local fundraising drive by the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group and wider appeal to our supporters. We’ve named the property the Chris Bennett Reserve in honour of Chris’ work to conserve the Daintree lowlands. From the mid-nineties Chris helped to establish the Daintree Rainforest Foundation, which merged with Rainforest Rescue in 2009, and championed buy back of threatened rainforest.

treesWe now have a rare opportunity to build on this great work by protecting an adjacent rainforest block in the wildlife corridor zone. The property is of high biodiversity value and has yet to be developed. Saving this property will help sustain our growing momentum in buying back and protecting vulnerable rainforest in the lowland Daintree. As we're dealing with a freehold property on the open market, we need to move quickly

 The Lowland Daintree Rainforest lies between the Wet Tropics of Queensland and Great Barrier Reef UNESCO World Heritage Areas and has a vital role in connecting these two significant ecosystems.

Of the 27 properties saved by you and fellow rainforest rescuers in the Daintree, 21 are now covered with Nature Refuge Covenants, protecting them forever. In addition, two further properties have been gifted to the adjacent Daintree National Park. The remaining four properties will be protected with covenants once restoration work and other legal processes are complete.

I know you care deeply about Australia’s unique rainforest, and want to ensure its conservation. It’s vital that we keep up the momentum and do all we can to protect the Daintree.

donate now

Your important gift today can help stop the destruction of our extraordinary rainforests.

Thank you

Anonymous
(192 days ago)
$35
Leigh
(192 days ago)
We're proud to support such a worthy cause
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(192 days ago)
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Abby
(193 days ago)
$30
S Turner
(193 days ago)
$75
Catherine
(193 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(193 days ago)
$110
R Long
(194 days ago)
$55
Janet
(194 days ago)
$50
Jenny M
(195 days ago)
$100
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$150
Anonymous
(199 days ago)
$50
Sarah
(200 days ago)
Thank you for doing what our governments won't!
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Anonymous
(201 days ago)
$25
Karena
(201 days ago)
$25
Eleanor
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$25
Anonymous
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$50
Nancy
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Karen
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Genevieve
(209 days ago)
$250
Nicholas Vann
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$50
Kerry
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$50
Adrienne
(212 days ago)
$25
Genevieve
(212 days ago)
$250
Loretta
(212 days ago)
$381
Anonymous
(213 days ago)
to support your efforts to buy back the Daintree
$10,000
Julie
(213 days ago)
Good Luck and thanks for all the wonderful work you do! :)
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Ray
(213 days ago)
Hope this helps to get us over the line...
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W Cupitt
(213 days ago)
$50
Donna
(213 days ago)
$250
Anonymous
(214 days ago)
$24,000
Taegan Graham
(214 days ago)
To Killalea state park Thankyou for such an amazing year. Merry christmas Taegan
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Madeleine
(214 days ago)
It makes me happy to contribute to the great work you do and what you achieve for everyone's benefit
$200
Nancy
(214 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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G Macpherson
(214 days ago)
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Anonymous
(214 days ago)
$1,000
Lynette
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S Kanhye
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Helen
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Chris & Kevin
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Karin
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Helen
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Jennifer & family
(215 days ago)
..to make a difference to the next purchase
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$35
Maxine & Jonathan
(216 days ago)
Keep up the good work Rainforest Rescue! You're an inspiration to us!
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Jo
(218 days ago)
:)
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Josephine
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John
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Clinton
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Sarah
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David & Margey
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Anonymous
(223 days ago)
$75
Ronnie & Carla
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Robyn
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Julie P
(223 days ago)
$120
E Green
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$20
Dawn Wilson
(223 days ago)
$50
Gloria
(223 days ago)
It's my pleasure to support such a worthy cause.
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Fritz
(224 days ago)
let's do this
$50
Amanda Furze
(225 days ago)
I am donating this amount for the future of my amazing daughter Rebecah, and her daughter Safia
$250
Maddy
(226 days ago)
$25
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$50
Anonymous
(226 days ago)
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(226 days ago)
please only use email not post
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Mel McTavish
(227 days ago)
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B Blunden
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Kirsty
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Michele
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Christina
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Marina
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Anonymous
(227 days ago)
$1,500
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Kay
(228 days ago)
Love your work!
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Cate
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Margaret
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Anonymous
(229 days ago)
$30
Alan
(229 days ago)
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Gillian
(229 days ago)
Wishing you all the best...
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The Paynes
(229 days ago)
Hope this helps!
$30
D Johnston
(229 days ago)
$200
N Baud
(229 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(229 days ago)
$40
Peter
(229 days ago)
$50
Karen Lawson
(229 days ago)
I wish you success as you continue to preserve these precious and pristine rainforest habitats.
$85
M A Moore
(229 days ago)
$170
Anonymous
(230 days ago)
$3,000
Sally
(230 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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M Davidson
(231 days ago)
$55
Karen Toms
(231 days ago)
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Anonymous
(232 days ago)
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(232 days ago)
$75
Stefan
(232 days ago)
Space for the Cassowary
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frank
(232 days ago)
$20
Yvonne
(233 days ago)
I hope you can secure the block!
$100
Erica Siegel
(233 days ago)
great work, keep saving the Daintree! A joyous Christmas to all at Rainforest Rescue
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June
(233 days ago)
$50
Jill
(233 days ago)
Let's do this!
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W Henderson
(233 days ago)
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Robyn Brown
(234 days ago)
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Michael
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Amanda
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Anonymous
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Alice
(234 days ago)
$5
Brier
(234 days ago)
$100
Beverly
(234 days ago)
$30
L C Lock
(234 days ago)
Good luck!
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Mary
(234 days ago)
$55
Kate B
(234 days ago)
The more rainforest saved the better!
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Anonymous
(234 days ago)
$3,000
Pene
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(235 days ago)
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Deirdre
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David
(235 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(235 days ago)
$50
Peter andMarion
(235 days ago)
$30
Fritz
(236 days ago)
another one to help make it happen
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Anonymous
(236 days ago)
$500
(236 days ago)
$25
Milena
(236 days ago)
$145
Catherine
(236 days ago)
$10
Peter
(236 days ago)
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David Carey
(236 days ago)
Keep up the fantastic work RRR
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Pam
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Melanie
(237 days ago)
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Terry
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(239 days ago)
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Byron Bay Coffee Company
(240 days ago)
Donation
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(240 days ago)
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Geoff
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(242 days ago)
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(242 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
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Anonymous
(244 days ago)
$10
Fritz
(246 days ago)
keep going! Great work
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(246 days ago)
$200
Peter & Elaine
(248 days ago)
For land purchase in the Daintree
$500
Category: Protect Rainforests Forever
Tags: biodiversity, buy-back, cassowary, Daintree, rainforest, wildlife corridor,