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Rainforest Rescue's Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project works to buy back all remaining high-conservation value properties in the Daintree which are at threat of residential development. Our vision is to buy back all remaining properties by the year 2030. To achieve this we will need to purchase, on average, 10 properties per year.

Through our Daintree Rainforest Land Acquisition Plan we prioritise properties for purchase based on a core set of criteria which includes the risk of development, location to existing Rainforest Rescue properties and the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area, ecological values, and value for money. Wherever possible we prioritise those properties which will create critical wildlife corridors and extend upon previous conservation efforts.

Our Top 5 Daintree Buy Back List sets out those properties which we have prioritised as the most important properties we must buy right now.

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Lots 16, 17 & 18 Forest Close, forest creek (rp 738429)

market value; $79,000 each

 

These three properties are located close to a recent Rainforest Rescue acquisition, Lot 15 Forest Creek Road, which is very close to the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. Total area for protection is 5.48 hectares.

They are located within close proximity to the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. Buying all three properties at once will enable create an important wildlife and biodiversity corridor and to signficantly build upon existing Rainforest Rescue acquisitions in this area.

Properties located at Forest Creek are not included in the Cairns Regional Council Precinct Management Plan. The threat of development is very high due to the proximity to the Daintree River and the ferry terminal.

A flora survey undertaken by Rainforest Rescue on these properties identified 128 different plant species of which five were identified as threatened. These include Black Fan Palm (Normanya normanbyi), Kamala (Mallotus polyadenos) and Brass' Pothos (Pothos brassii).

Rare and endangered species such as Cassowaries and Bennett's Tree-kangaroos have been seen in this area. The properties are classified as containing 'Essential Habitat' for the Endangered Southern Cassowary.

 
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Lot 13 Forest Creek Road, forest creek (rp 738429)

market value: $110,000

 

This beautiful 1 hectare property is located across the road from the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area and is close to four other properties owned by Rainforest Rescue, Lots 7, 8, 9 and 15 Forest Creek Road. The property also backs onto Lot 16 Forest Close which is another property listed in Rainforest Rescue's Top 5 'Buy Back' list.

Properties located at Forest Creek are not included in the Cairns Regional Council Precinct Management Plan. The threat of development is very high due to the proximity to the Daintree River and the ferry terminal.

A flora survey undertaken by Rainforest Rescue identified 122 different plant species occuring on the property including four threatened species. Several plants of limited distribution occur on the property such as Kamala (Mallotus polyadenos), Black Palm (Normanbya normanbyi) and species of the Haplostichanthus family endemic to North-east Queensland.

Endangered Southern Cassowaries and rare Bennett's Tree-kangaroos have also been seen on this property. It is classified as 'Essential Habitat' for the Endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii).

 
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lot 38 Cape Tribulation Road, kimberley (RP 740682)

market value: $69,000

 

This 1.02 hectare property located on Cape Tribulation Road contains pristine tropical rainforest that urgently needs protection from the threat of development.

Properties located in the Kimberely region are not included in the Cairns Regional Council Precinct Management Plan. Their acquisiton is therefore of a high priority due to their important connectivity to the Alexandra Range and the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area.

For Rainforest Rescue Lot 38 Cape Tribulation Road would be a significant acquisiton given its close proximity to six other properties already protected by Rainforest Rescue.The property also shares a border with a privately owned Nature Refuge.

Vegetation on the property is classified as 'Endangered' and 'Of Concern' under the Queensland Vegetation Management Act 1999. Several plants of limited distribution occur on the property such as Black Palms (Normanbya normanbi), Red Beech (Dillenia alata), species of the Haplostichanthus family endemic to North-east Queensland and Rhodomyrtus effusa.

The property also contains 'Essential Habitat' for the Endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii).

Acquistion of this property therefore has high-conservation value with corridor connectivity.

 
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