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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
(71 days ago)
$35
Leigh
(71 days ago)
We're proud to support such a worthy cause
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(71 days ago)
$20
Abby
(72 days ago)
$30
S Turner
(72 days ago)
$75
Catherine
(72 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(72 days ago)
$110
R Long
(73 days ago)
$55
Janet
(73 days ago)
$50
Jenny M
(74 days ago)
$100
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$150
Anonymous
(78 days ago)
$50
Sarah
(79 days ago)
Thank you for doing what our governments won't!
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Anonymous
(80 days ago)
$25
Karena
(80 days ago)
$25
Eleanor
(80 days ago)
$25
Anonymous
(81 days ago)
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(84 days ago)
$50
Nancy
(85 days ago)
$25
Karen
(87 days ago)
$25
Genevieve
(88 days ago)
$250
Nicholas Vann
(88 days ago)
$50
Kerry
(90 days ago)
$50
Adrienne
(91 days ago)
$25
Genevieve
(91 days ago)
$250
Loretta
(91 days ago)
$381
Anonymous
(92 days ago)
to support your efforts to buy back the Daintree
$10,000
Julie
(92 days ago)
Good Luck and thanks for all the wonderful work you do! :)
$50
Ray
(92 days ago)
Hope this helps to get us over the line...
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W Cupitt
(92 days ago)
$50
Donna
(92 days ago)
$250
Anonymous
(93 days ago)
$24,000
Taegan Graham
(93 days ago)
To Killalea state park Thankyou for such an amazing year. Merry christmas Taegan
$25
Madeleine
(93 days ago)
It makes me happy to contribute to the great work you do and what you achieve for everyone's benefit
$200
Nancy
(93 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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G Macpherson
(93 days ago)
$150
Anonymous
(93 days ago)
$1,000
Lynette
(93 days ago)
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S Kanhye
(93 days ago)
$200
Helen
(93 days ago)
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Chris & Kevin
(93 days ago)
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Karin
(93 days ago)
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(94 days ago)
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Anonymous
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Helen
(94 days ago)
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Jennifer & family
(94 days ago)
..to make a difference to the next purchase
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(94 days ago)
$35
Maxine & Jonathan
(95 days ago)
Keep up the good work Rainforest Rescue! You're an inspiration to us!
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Jo
(97 days ago)
:)
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Angela
(99 days ago)
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Pauline
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Josephine
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Barbara
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John
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Clinton
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Sarah
(101 days ago)
$55
David & Margey
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$130
Anonymous
(102 days ago)
$75
Ronnie & Carla
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$25
Robyn
(102 days ago)
$110
Julie P
(102 days ago)
$120
E Green
(102 days ago)
$20
Dawn Wilson
(102 days ago)
$50
Gloria
(102 days ago)
It's my pleasure to support such a worthy cause.
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Fritz
(103 days ago)
let's do this
$50
Amanda Furze
(104 days ago)
I am donating this amount for the future of my amazing daughter Rebecah, and her daughter Safia
$250
Maddy
(105 days ago)
$25
(105 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(105 days ago)
$100
(105 days ago)
please only use email not post
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Mel McTavish
(106 days ago)
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B Blunden
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Kirsty
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Michele
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Christina
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Pam
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Marina
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Anonymous
(106 days ago)
$1,500
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Kay
(107 days ago)
Love your work!
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$15
Anonymous
(108 days ago)
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Cate
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Margaret
(108 days ago)
$75
Anonymous
(108 days ago)
$30
Alan
(108 days ago)
$100
Gillian
(108 days ago)
Wishing you all the best...
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The Paynes
(108 days ago)
Hope this helps!
$30
D Johnston
(108 days ago)
$200
N Baud
(108 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(108 days ago)
$40
Peter
(108 days ago)
$50
Karen Lawson
(108 days ago)
I wish you success as you continue to preserve these precious and pristine rainforest habitats.
$85
M A Moore
(108 days ago)
$170
Anonymous
(109 days ago)
$3,000
Sally
(109 days ago)
Go Rainforest Rescue!
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M Davidson
(110 days ago)
$55
Karen Toms
(110 days ago)
$25
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Anonymous
(111 days ago)
$50
(111 days ago)
$75
Stefan
(111 days ago)
Space for the Cassowary
$150
frank
(111 days ago)
$20
Yvonne
(112 days ago)
I hope you can secure the block!
$100
Erica Siegel
(112 days ago)
great work, keep saving the Daintree! A joyous Christmas to all at Rainforest Rescue
$25
June
(112 days ago)
$50
Jill
(112 days ago)
Let's do this!
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W Henderson
(112 days ago)
$250
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Robyn Brown
(113 days ago)
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Michael
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Amanda
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Anonymous
(113 days ago)
$25
Alice
(113 days ago)
$5
Brier
(113 days ago)
$100
Beverly
(113 days ago)
$30
L C Lock
(113 days ago)
Good luck!
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Mary
(113 days ago)
$55
Kate B
(113 days ago)
The more rainforest saved the better!
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Anonymous
(113 days ago)
$3,000
Pene
(113 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(114 days ago)
$150
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Deirdre
(114 days ago)
$30
David
(114 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(114 days ago)
$50
Peter andMarion
(114 days ago)
$30
Fritz
(115 days ago)
another one to help make it happen
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Anonymous
(115 days ago)
$500
(115 days ago)
$25
Milena
(115 days ago)
$145
Catherine
(115 days ago)
$10
Peter
(115 days ago)
$100
David Carey
(115 days ago)
Keep up the fantastic work RRR
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Pam
(115 days ago)
$55
Melanie
(116 days ago)
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Terry
(116 days ago)
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Claudia
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Anonymous
(118 days ago)
$25
Byron Bay Coffee Company
(119 days ago)
Donation
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Vera
(119 days ago)
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Geoff
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Joanna Petty
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Alison
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(121 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(121 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(122 days ago)
$50
Anonymous
(123 days ago)
$10
Fritz
(125 days ago)
keep going! Great work
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(125 days ago)
$200
Peter & Elaine
(127 days ago)
For land purchase in the Daintree
$500
Category: Protect Rainforests Forever
Tags: biodiversity, buy-back, cassowary, Daintree, rainforest, wildlife corridor,