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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
(521 days ago)
$35
Leigh
(521 days ago)
We're proud to support such a worthy cause
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Abby
(522 days ago)
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S Turner
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$75
Catherine
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$50
Anonymous
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$110
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Jenny M
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Anonymous
(528 days ago)
$50
Sarah
(530 days ago)
Thank you for doing what our governments won't!
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Anonymous
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Karena
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Eleanor
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Adrienne
(541 days ago)
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Genevieve
(541 days ago)
$250
Loretta
(541 days ago)
$381
Anonymous
(542 days ago)
to support your efforts to buy back the Daintree
$10,000
Julie
(542 days ago)
Good Luck and thanks for all the wonderful work you do! :)
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Ray
(542 days ago)
Hope this helps to get us over the line...
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Donna
(543 days ago)
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Anonymous
(543 days ago)
$24,000
Taegan Graham
(543 days ago)
To Killalea state park Thankyou for such an amazing year. Merry christmas Taegan
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Madeleine
(543 days ago)
It makes me happy to contribute to the great work you do and what you achieve for everyone's benefit
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Nancy
(543 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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(543 days ago)
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(543 days ago)
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Lynette
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Helen
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Jennifer & family
(544 days ago)
..to make a difference to the next purchase
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Maxine & Jonathan
(545 days ago)
Keep up the good work Rainforest Rescue! You're an inspiration to us!
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(547 days ago)
:)
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Julie P
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Dawn Wilson
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$50
Gloria
(552 days ago)
It's my pleasure to support such a worthy cause.
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Fritz
(553 days ago)
let's do this
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Amanda Furze
(554 days ago)
I am donating this amount for the future of my amazing daughter Rebecah, and her daughter Safia
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Maddy
(555 days ago)
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Anonymous
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(555 days ago)
please only use email not post
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Mel McTavish
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Kay
(557 days ago)
Love your work!
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Alan
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Gillian
(558 days ago)
Wishing you all the best...
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The Paynes
(558 days ago)
Hope this helps!
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D Johnston
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(558 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(558 days ago)
$40
Peter
(558 days ago)
$50
Karen Lawson
(559 days ago)
I wish you success as you continue to preserve these precious and pristine rainforest habitats.
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M A Moore
(559 days ago)
$170
Anonymous
(559 days ago)
$3,000
Sally
(560 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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M Davidson
(560 days ago)
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(560 days ago)
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Anonymous
(561 days ago)
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Stefan
(561 days ago)
Space for the Cassowary
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frank
(562 days ago)
$20
Yvonne
(562 days ago)
I hope you can secure the block!
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Erica Siegel
(563 days ago)
great work, keep saving the Daintree! A joyous Christmas to all at Rainforest Rescue
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June
(563 days ago)
$50
Jill
(563 days ago)
Let's do this!
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Alice
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Brier
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Beverly
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L C Lock
(563 days ago)
Good luck!
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Mary
(563 days ago)
$55
Kate B
(563 days ago)
The more rainforest saved the better!
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Anonymous
(563 days ago)
$3,000
Pene
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Deirdre
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David
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(564 days ago)
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Peter andMarion
(565 days ago)
$30
Fritz
(565 days ago)
another one to help make it happen
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(565 days ago)
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Milena
(565 days ago)
$145
Catherine
(565 days ago)
$10
Peter
(565 days ago)
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David Carey
(565 days ago)
Keep up the fantastic work RRR
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(569 days ago)
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Byron Bay Coffee Company
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Donation
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Anonymous
(574 days ago)
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Fritz
(575 days ago)
keep going! Great work
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Peter & Elaine
(577 days ago)
For land purchase in the Daintree
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Category: Protect Rainforests Forever
Tags: biodiversity, buy-back, cassowary, Daintree, rainforest, wildlife corridor,