We have a
rare opportunity to buy a block of rainforest to create
a new corridor in the heart of the Daintree. This will link a key Rainforest Rescue
property at the foot of Thornton Peak down to the coast around Cooper Creek, joining
the upland World Heritage Area to the coast. We have a unique opportunity to
make a strategic connection and help deliver vital protection for the
Since we started out in 1998 Rainforest
Rescue has worked across the globe to deliver rainforest conservation projects.
However, as Australia’s rainforest charity we have a strong focus on our own
back yard, rescuing 29 rainforest properties on home soil. We now need your help to rescue the 30th
vulnerable rainforest property in Australia.
It’s been an exciting year, with three
priority vulnerable rainforest properties in the Daintree rescued to create a
new Cape Kimberley wildlife corridor. In addition, you’ve helped protect 11 further
areas of rainforest, removing development rights from the land with Nature
Refuge covenants. With your support, we’ve also undertaken reforestation work
across a wide range of sites, with over 20,000 trees planted on one property alone.
All of this has been achieved by working in
partnership with local community and indigenous groups, landowners, businesses and
conservation organisations. It's the dedication of our supporters and
volunteers which powers Rainforest Rescue forward to Protect Rainforests
have a rare opportunity to build on this great work by creating a new wildlife corridor
in the heart of the Daintree. 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. This will be the 30th rainforest property you and fellow
rainforest guardians have saved across Australia, helping Protect Rainforests
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.
Together we can rescue, restore and conserve this
internationally important rainforest.
Of the 29 properties saved by you and fellow rainforest rescuers in Australia,
22 are protected with covenants stripping development rights and protecting
them forever. In addition, two further properties have been gifted to the National
Park. The remaining five properties will be protected with covenants once
restoration work and other legal processes are complete. The Rainforest Rescue
Board have made a strong commitment to never
sell off land for development, no matter what the short-term gain may be.
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. Thanks to your support the future of Australian rainforest
is far brighter.
Your gift can make a significant impact in protecting rainforest
habitat for future generations. Please donate now to help the protection of our