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Lot 10 Milky Pine Road, Kimberly

Lot 10 Milky Pine Road (RP 739106) is a 1.28 hectare property that was purchased and protected by Rainforest Rescue in May 2010 and named the Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge.

Location

Lot 10 Milky Pine Road is located south of the Alexandra Range in an area known as Cape Kimberley. It adjoins the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. Freehold land in the Kimberley area of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest can be developed for rural residential housing as it is not protected by the Cairns Regional Council conservation planning measures. The block is flat and could easily have been developed for housing and settlement.

The property is adjacent to Lot 9 Milky Pine Road and diagonally opposite Lot 7 Milky Pine Road both owned by Rainforest Rescue. The property is also in very close proximity to the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. This further expands upon a wildlife corridor for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and other vulnerable flora and fauna. 

The property also backs onto a private nature refuge known as ‘Wild Wood’. Rainforest Rescue assisted in the revegetation of this property under our Daintree Plant a Rainforest Project.

Conservation value

Lot 10 Milky Pine Road is in an area classified as 'essential habitat' for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and the rare Bennett’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus). 

The Qld Government's Regional Ecosystem (RE) Mapping Scheme classifies Lot 10 as containing 'of-concern' and 'endangered' vegetation. The property provides habitat for many rare and threatened plant species and is in excellent condition having never been cleared or damaged by housing development. 

Each property we purchase in the Daintree Lowlands improves the prospects of its native inhabitants – particularly the endangered southern cassowary, which not only relies on the rainforest for its survival, but upon which the rainforest itself relies; over 100 native rainforest plants are dependent on the cassowary for dispersal and regeneration. 

The purchase of this property was made possible by generous donations from Rainforest Rescue supporters.


 

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