Daintree properties saved so far
The Daintree Rainforest is recognised as one of the most ecologically diverse in the world. Containing species that have links to ancient lineages, the Daintree Rainforest is of international conservation importance.
While large areas of the Daintree have been included in the World Heritage Area, parts of that listing includes freehold land between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation that remains unprotected from development.
Rainforest Rescue’s Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project identifies and purchases rainforest at risk of development and protects it forever.
Rainforest Rescue’s Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project identifies and purchases rainforest at risk of development and protects it forever.Download the self-drive tour of the protected properties
Forest Creek properties
Eight properties are now protected in the Forest Creek precinct. Five of these are
co-joined and share a border with the Daintree National Park/World Heritage
Area, and the other three are directly linked with Rainforest Rescue properties
that then join the Park. These properties are named the Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge. All properties are classified as
'essential habitat' for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and are also known habitat for the rare
Bennett’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus
bennettianus). These properties and the surrounding environment are habitat
for a variety of filmy ferns, palms and other rare species and regional
properties are now protected by Rainforest Rescue in the Kimberley region.
Three properties are located on Cape Tribulation Road including the Tree Friends Wildlife Refuge and Cassowary Corridor Wildlife Refuge.
Three properties can be found on Milky Pine Road which form the Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge and three (soon to be four) properties comprise the new Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. These
properties and the immediate area have been classified as 'essential habitat'
for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius
casuarius johnsonii) and also contain six threatened plant species
including Noah’s walnut (Endiondra
microneura) and the black palm (Normanbya
Cow Bay properties
Rescue owns nine properties in the Cow Bay area which form the Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge. These
properties form a link between two isolated areas of the Daintree National
Park/World Heritage Area. The properties form a valuable wildlife corridor for
the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius
casuarius johnsonii) as well as three vulnerable and 11 rare plants
including the only known location of a previously thought extinct species of
Rainforest Rescue owns one property at Diwan located on Cape Tribulation Road. Lot 46, now known as the Cassowary Conservation Reserve, is our largest property to date at 27.66 hectares. We are actively working to restore the rainforest across the entire property under our Daintree Plant a Rainforest Project.
Lot 46 Cape Tribulation Road
Cape Tribulation properties
Rainforest Rescue owns one property in Cape Tribulation. Known as the kulki anga Nature Reserve, which means ‘Cape Tribulation home for wildlife’, this property includes 24 species of ferns and an amazing 185 species of flowering plants. An impressive specimen of Hope’s cycad (Lepidozamia hopei) stands at 6 metres in height.
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