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Together we have a rare opportunity to rescue a rainforest block

We have a rare opportunity rescue a rainforest block in the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. The property is of high biodiversity value, has not been developed and is adjacent to two other Rainforest Rescue properties.
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November 16, 2016 12:00 AM - January 31, 2017 12:00 AM
Together we have a rare opportunity to rescue a rainforest block

Time is short and it’s vital to act quickly to Protect Rainforests Forever. We have a rare opportunity to buy a threatened block of rainforest in the newly created Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor.

The past year seems to have gone by very quickly. The good news is that it’s been a story of positive action and great wins for the rainforest. You’ve helped rescue vital rainforest properties which connect together – our first steps in creating the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. 

In September we purchased Lot 32. Trees had already been cleared on the property creating a track and pad for a new house. We asked for help and your response was wonderful. You and fellow rainforest rescuers generously supported the efforts to save the rainforest from development.

Just across the Cape Tribulation Road lies Lot 38 which we purchased in June following a spirited local fundraising drive by the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group and wider appeal to our supporters. We’ve named the property the Chris Bennett Reserve in honour of Chris’ work to conserve the Daintree lowlands. From the mid-nineties Chris helped to establish the Daintree Rainforest Foundation, which merged with Rainforest Rescue in 2009, and championed buy back of threatened rainforest.

treesWe now have a rare opportunity to build on this great work by protecting an adjacent rainforest block in the wildlife corridor zone. 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. As we're dealing with a freehold property on the open market, we need to move quickly

 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.

Of the 27 properties saved by you and fellow rainforest rescuers in the Daintree, 21 are now covered with Nature Refuge Covenants, protecting them forever. In addition, two further properties have been gifted to the adjacent Daintree National Park. The remaining four properties will be protected with covenants once restoration work and other legal processes are complete.

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.

donate now

Your important gift today can help stop the destruction of our extraordinary rainforests.

Thank you

Anonymous
(584 days ago)
$35
Leigh
(584 days ago)
We're proud to support such a worthy cause
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Abby
(585 days ago)
$30
S Turner
(585 days ago)
$75
Catherine
(585 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(585 days ago)
$110
R Long
(586 days ago)
$55
Janet
(587 days ago)
$50
Jenny M
(587 days ago)
$100
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$150
Anonymous
(591 days ago)
$50
Sarah
(593 days ago)
Thank you for doing what our governments won't!
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Anonymous
(593 days ago)
$25
Karena
(593 days ago)
$25
Eleanor
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$25
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Nancy
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Karen
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Genevieve
(601 days ago)
$250
Nicholas Vann
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Kerry
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$50
Adrienne
(604 days ago)
$25
Genevieve
(604 days ago)
$250
Loretta
(604 days ago)
$381
Anonymous
(605 days ago)
to support your efforts to buy back the Daintree
$10,000
Julie
(605 days ago)
Good Luck and thanks for all the wonderful work you do! :)
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Ray
(605 days ago)
Hope this helps to get us over the line...
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W Cupitt
(605 days ago)
$50
Donna
(606 days ago)
$250
Anonymous
(606 days ago)
$24,000
Taegan Graham
(606 days ago)
To Killalea state park Thankyou for such an amazing year. Merry christmas Taegan
$25
Madeleine
(606 days ago)
It makes me happy to contribute to the great work you do and what you achieve for everyone's benefit
$200
Nancy
(606 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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G Macpherson
(606 days ago)
$150
Anonymous
(606 days ago)
$1,000
Lynette
(606 days ago)
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S Kanhye
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Helen
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Chris & Kevin
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Karin
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Anonymous
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Helen
(607 days ago)
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Jennifer & family
(607 days ago)
..to make a difference to the next purchase
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(607 days ago)
$35
Maxine & Jonathan
(608 days ago)
Keep up the good work Rainforest Rescue! You're an inspiration to us!
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Jo
(610 days ago)
:)
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Josephine
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Ian Connell
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Barbara
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John
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Clinton
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Sarah
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David & Margey
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Anonymous
(615 days ago)
$75
Ronnie & Carla
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$25
Robyn
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$110
Julie P
(615 days ago)
$120
E Green
(615 days ago)
$20
Dawn Wilson
(615 days ago)
$50
Gloria
(615 days ago)
It's my pleasure to support such a worthy cause.
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Fritz
(616 days ago)
let's do this
$50
Amanda Furze
(617 days ago)
I am donating this amount for the future of my amazing daughter Rebecah, and her daughter Safia
$250
Maddy
(618 days ago)
$25
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$50
Anonymous
(618 days ago)
$100
(618 days ago)
please only use email not post
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Mel McTavish
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Kirsty
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Michele
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Christina
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Marina
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Anonymous
(619 days ago)
$1,500
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Kay
(620 days ago)
Love your work!
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P Mosley
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Cate
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Margaret
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Anonymous
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$30
Alan
(621 days ago)
$100
Gillian
(621 days ago)
Wishing you all the best...
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The Paynes
(621 days ago)
Hope this helps!
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D Johnston
(621 days ago)
$200
N Baud
(621 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(621 days ago)
$40
Peter
(621 days ago)
$50
Karen Lawson
(621 days ago)
I wish you success as you continue to preserve these precious and pristine rainforest habitats.
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M A Moore
(622 days ago)
$170
Anonymous
(622 days ago)
$3,000
Sally
(622 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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M Davidson
(623 days ago)
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Karen Toms
(623 days ago)
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Anonymous
(624 days ago)
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$75
Stefan
(624 days ago)
Space for the Cassowary
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frank
(624 days ago)
$20
Yvonne
(625 days ago)
I hope you can secure the block!
$100
Erica Siegel
(626 days ago)
great work, keep saving the Daintree! A joyous Christmas to all at Rainforest Rescue
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June
(626 days ago)
$50
Jill
(626 days ago)
Let's do this!
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W Henderson
(626 days ago)
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Robyn Brown
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Michael
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Amanda
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$25
Alice
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$5
Brier
(626 days ago)
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Beverly
(626 days ago)
$30
L C Lock
(626 days ago)
Good luck!
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Mary
(626 days ago)
$55
Kate B
(626 days ago)
The more rainforest saved the better!
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Anonymous
(626 days ago)
$3,000
Pene
(626 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(627 days ago)
$150
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Deirdre
(627 days ago)
$30
David
(627 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(627 days ago)
$50
Peter andMarion
(627 days ago)
$30
Fritz
(628 days ago)
another one to help make it happen
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Anonymous
(628 days ago)
$500
(628 days ago)
$25
Milena
(628 days ago)
$145
Catherine
(628 days ago)
$10
Peter
(628 days ago)
$100
David Carey
(628 days ago)
Keep up the fantastic work RRR
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Pam
(629 days ago)
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Melanie
(629 days ago)
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Terry
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(632 days ago)
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Byron Bay Coffee Company
(632 days ago)
Donation
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(632 days ago)
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Geoff
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(633 days ago)
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(634 days ago)
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(634 days ago)
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Anonymous
(636 days ago)
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Anonymous
(636 days ago)
$10
Fritz
(638 days ago)
keep going! Great work
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(638 days ago)
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Peter & Elaine
(640 days ago)
For land purchase in the Daintree
$500
Category: Protect Rainforests Forever
Tags: biodiversity, buy-back, cassowary, Daintree, rainforest, wildlife corridor,