Five properties are at the top of our urgent buy back list. With your help we can act now to ensure precious rainforest is preserved forever for future generations. Please make a special end-of-financial-year gift to help buy back and save the Daintree Rainforest.
Right now, there are five Daintree Rainforest properties at immediate risk, and we urgently need your help to save them. Please, will you make a crucial gift by the close of this financial year - Sunday 30 June.
The five properties are already listed with real estate agents. Their situation within the landscape and the quality of this section of rainforest makes it imperative that we do all we can to save them now. If we fail to rescue these properties, they will be bought and ultimately developed into residential housing.
Vicki Brooke is passionate about rainforests and joined our strategic rainforest buy back plan at this time last year for three very special reasons - her three grandchildren:
Making a donation in the names of my three grandchildren is my way of showing them - and others - the importance of rainforests to the health of our planet. We're so fortunate that Rainforest Rescue is actively buying up land in the Daintree Rainforest to preserve it for future generations - my grandchildren and their grandchildren.
Rainforest Rescue gives me the chance to do something positive and long-lasting by helping to secure some important parts of the Daintree. Knowing the properties will be there in perpetuity for everyone to enjoy is a great comfort to me.
Please, will you send a special end-of-financial-year donation towards our target of $250,000 to help rescue the Daintree Rainforest forever?
The five properties at the top of our current buy back priority list are all special. They are Lots 13, 16, 17 & 18 Forest Close, Forest Creek and Lot 38 Cape Tribulation Road, Kimberley. Click here to find out more
The four properties at Forest Creek form an almost continuous block, and buying all four will create a valuable rainforest corridor for animals like the Cassowary and Tree-kangaroo. They are also close to four other protected properties in this area.
We're particularly excited about the opportunity to buy back these properties at Forest Creek because it will be the first time we have been able to purchase four adjoining properties in one go. The benefits for this special part of the rainforests and the animals that call it home are significant.
The Kimberley property is also significant because it directly adjoins already protected areas and the Daintree National Park/World Heritage area. It is also close to six other properties protected by Rainforest Rescue. Click here to find out more
The purchase of these five properties will go a long way towareds achieving our vision to buy back and protect all remaining 180 properties threatened by housing development in the Daintree Lowlands by 2030.
Vicki wants to pass on a special message to you:
It's a very easy way of giving money. You don't have to pick a plot or plant a tree. Nature has already done it for you.
And you know that this precious area will be well looked after because Rainforest Rescue has a very good maintenance program.
I encourage people to give as much as possible and to keep adding year after year. You'll get a lot of satisfaction out of giving whatever you can.
It is good to know the rainforest is there, and that it can't be built on, altered or bulldozed and it will be looked after. The trees will grow, the animals will thrive and it's a great feeling.
Protecting the rainforest is in the hands of caring and loving people like Vicki and you. It is vital that we ensure the Endangered Southern Cassowary and the many other animal and plant species have a secure habitat. We need to protect this incredible habitat for future generations and for all species. Without you, we quite simply can't do it.
Please help us buy back these five properites before they are lost forever to housing development.