Save the Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest is of international conservation importance as one of the most significant regional ecosystems in the world.
Many people assumed the creation of the Daintree National Park and subsequent World Heritage Listing in 1998 would secure the unique environment of the Daintree. At the same time however, the State Government of the day approved a large rural residential subdivision in the heart of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. The developer divided the larger properties into smaller lots and sold them as freehold properties.
Many of these properties border, or are in close proximity to the World Heritage area. Their only crime is that they are flatter and therefore more conducive to housing development, yet they contain the same biodiversity values as those protected under World Heritage status.
Rainforest Rescue's Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project purchases and protects high conservation value rainforest at risk of development and establishes Nature Refuge status which protects it forever under covenants ratified by the Queensland Parliament in Australia.
Our vision is to buy back and protect all remaining high conservation value properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest by 2030.