Lot 83 Rosewood Road, Cow Bay
Lot 83 Rosewood Road (RP 738146) is a one hectare property that was purchased and protected by Rainforest Rescue in June 2011. It is the sixth protected property to be included in the Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge.
The Refuge was named by local Aboriginal people, the kuki yalanji, with the word 'Baralba' meaning 'wildlife track'. The corridor provides a vital link between two isolated areas of the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area.
The property is located north of the Alexandra Range in the Cow Bay precinct. The property lies adjacent to Rainforest Rescue’s 5th property, Lot 97 Rosewood Road. Its purchase has therefore effectively increased the size of the Corridor which has been identified as essential habitat for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius Casuarius johnsonii).
Although it lies within the Rainforest Conservation Precinct, Lot 83 Rosewood Road was one of the few remaining properties in the area that still had building approval. Its purchase by Rainforest Rescue has ensured this property will not be developed and indeed, protected forever.
Lot 83 Rosewood Road is classified as 'essential habitat' for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) under the Qld Vegetation Management Act 1999. Essential habitat is found on and within 1.1km of the property.
The regional ecosystem (RE) mapping scheme indicates that the property is dominated by remnant vegetation type 7.3.10 which is classified as 'of-concern' vegetation and of 'endangered' biodiversity status.
The purchase of this property was made possible by generous donations from Rainforest Rescue supporters.