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