Rainforest Rescue has a rare opportunity
to buy a block of rainforest to create a new corridor in the heart of the
Daintree. This will link a key Rainforest Rescue property at the foot of
Thornton Peak down to the coast around Cooper Creek, joining the upland World
Heritage Area to the coast. This is a unique opportunity to make a strategic
connection and help deliver vital protection for the rainforest.
Since Rainforest Rescue started out in 1998 we have worked across the
globe to deliver rainforest conservation projects. However, as Australia’s
rainforest charity we have a strong focus on our own back yard, rescuing 29
rainforest properties on home soil. We now need your help to rescue the 30th
vulnerable rainforest property in Australia.
It’s been an exciting year, with three priority vulnerable rainforest
properties in the Daintree rescued to create a new Cape Kimberley wildlife
corridor. In addition, you’ve helped protect 11 further areas of rainforest,
removing development rights from the land with Nature Refuge covenants. With
your support, we’ve also undertaken reforestation work across a wide range of
sites, with over 20,000 trees planted on one property alone. All of this has
been achieved by working in partnership with local community and indigenous
groups, landowners, businesses and conservation organisations. It's the
dedication of our supporters and volunteers which powers Rainforest Rescue
forward to Protect Rainforests Forever!
We now have a rare opportunity to build on this great work by creating a new
wildlife corridor in the heart of the Daintree. 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. This will be the 30th rainforest
property you and fellow rainforest guardians have saved across Australia,
helping Protect Rainforests Forever.
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.
Together we can rescue, restore and conserve this internationally
Of the 29 properties saved by you and fellow rainforest rescuers in
Australia, 22 are protected with covenants stripping development rights and
protecting them forever. In addition, two further properties have been gifted
to the National Park. The remaining five properties will be protected with
covenants once restoration work and other legal processes are complete. The
Rainforest Rescue Board have made a strong commitment to never sell off
land for development, no matter what the short-term gain may be.
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. Thanks to your support the future of Australian
rainforest is far brighter.
Your gift can make a significant impact in protecting rainforest habitat
for future generations. Please donate now to help the protection of our