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Together We Can Protect Rainforests Forever

Rainforests are under constant threat from development and climate change. Protecting and restoring rainforests is our business. Join Us!

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Noah's Beach courtesy of Darren Jew

SAVE A RAINFOREST

Rainforests support around half of all land-based species of plants and animals on Earth. Structurally complex, rainforests are essential to both animals and humans.

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PLANT A RAINFOREST

Many rainforests are disappearing with 65,000 hectares cleared or significantly de-graded every single day. Restoration is possible. We believe Trees Are The Answer.

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PROTECT WILDLIFE

We are losing the rich diversity of the rainforests. Many of these irreplaceable animal and plant species are now under threat and need our help to survive into the future.

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LATEST RESCUE – LOT 36

The appeal for Lot 18 was so successful we had surplus funds, and now we’re putting them to best use: buying back Lot 36 Cape Tribulation Rd,  a rainforest property that extends the protection of the Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor. This was only possible because of your support. Thank you!

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DONATE NOW

When you give generously, you become part of a committed team of individuals who collectively are helping to preserve some of the most biodiverse habitats and the species that live within them on this planet. Become a Rainforest Rescuer today!

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KURRANJI BUBU – LOT 46

In 2010 we purchased an abandoned palm oil plantation at Lot 46 Cape Tribulation Rd & began restoring it. In 2021 the local Yalanji language committee granted Lot 46 the traditional name of Kurranji Bubu (Cassowary Land) and it is now a protected Nature Refuge.

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From little things, big things grow

and look how you’ve helped us grow since 1999!

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RAINFOREST TREES PLANTED
291,068 in Australia
33,000 Overseas
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PROPERTIES RESCUED
37 in Daintree, Queensland
1 in Pyengana, Tasmania
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SQUARE METRES OF RAINFOREST RESCUED
878,677 in the Daintree
809,400 in Tasmania
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NATURE REFUGES CREATED
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YEARS OF OPERATION
Founded in 1999

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Cerbera floribunda, commonly known as Cassowary Plum or Grey Milkwood, produces huge blue berries that Southern Cassowary can swallow whole dispersing its seeds all around the Daintree.

Don't taste the plum yourself though - it's poisonous to most animals, including humans. But not to cassowaries, because of their short and fast digestive system, which passes the fruit relatively intact.

📷 of a Cassowary enjoying another of its favourite foods, Blue Quandong, by Christian Ziegler

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Shopping for gifts can be tricky for those of us who put sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

That's why this year, we've partnered with @republicofeveryone to take the over-consumerism and unsustainable practices out of the holidays shopping 🎁💚.

The Joy to Our World Markets will feature 20 Australian organisations and brands offering an absolute feast of sustainable, ethical, First-Nations designed and locally-produced gifts for every kind of giftee and every budget.

The Markets will be live on @republicofeveryone from 6 December. We’ll see you there!

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Rainforest Rescue would like to send out a BIG congratulations to Dr Maggie McLeod who was awarded an Queen's Birthday OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for her service to conservation and the environment.

In the 80’s, Maggie proclaimed that she was going to plant a million trees… and she’s done just that!

Maggie was the co-founder and president of @TreeProject, an organisation that has gone on to plant more than two million trees.

A biochemist by profession, Maggie’s mantra is “What can I do that will make a difference?”, she has been an active member of the Chewton Landcare Group since 2015, and she just so happens to be our CEO’s mother-in-law!

Thank you for everything you’ve done for Nature, Maggie. You are a true Eco Warrior and a living example of what we can do when we put our minds and hearts to it.

#OrderOfAustralia #DrMaggieMcLeod #EcoWarrior #AustralianRainforest #MakeADifference #Conservation #savetrees #conservation #protectrainforest #rainforestguardians #ecowarriors @queensland @qldgov @qldtrustfornature @thegreenhub_ @ecowarriorprincess @1percentftp @the.eco.warrior @biopak.packaging @visitqueensland @tropicalcoastqueensland @qldparks @statelibraryqld @cairnstourism @artsqueensland @upcyclethat @wildlifequeensland #ClimateAction #ClimateActionNow #ChangeForGood #Donate #DiscoverTheDaintree
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Give a gift that will last for generations - a LivingGift 💚🎁.

This is a Rainforest Rescue’s Cassowary Care Package eCard with personalised message, which help us plant MORE trees and buy back critical rainforest habitat for the Endangered Southern Cassowary.

Grab your Cassowary Care Package eCard now - follow the link in our bio (or send us a private message).

Designed by Claire Osman @___cao___cao

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The habitat of the Daintree Rainforest has gone through years of fragmentation caused by urban development, from residential development to clearing for farms.

This stops animals and plants moving about, limiting the variety of the ecosystems and breeding populations in each rainforest section.

A lot of the time, animals try to make their way to other sections of the rainforest by going over roads and fields, which can lead to many being hit by cars or attacked by the local dogs.

This leads to the rainforest becoming more vulnerable to extinction, particularly in the smaller, isolated pockets of the Daintree.

Little by little, we can lose our rainforest entirely.

Not on our watch!!

#DaintreeRainforest #Deforestation #AustralianRainforest
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#CritterCorner: Australia has 240 known species of native frogs, with Daintree Rainforest being home to 54 native frog species (22 species are found nowhere else in Australia).

Some of those beautiful amphibia are a rare sight today!

Keep your eyes peeled for the endangered waterfall frog (Litoria nannotis) in the Daintree 🐸.

Unfortunately, this camouflage amphibia is one of seven species of frogs occurring in the upland rainforest streams which have undergone substantial population declines in north-eastern Queensland.

#AustralianRainforest #Frogs #RainforestFrogs #QueenslandFrogs #frogsofaustralia #daintreefrogs #australianfrogsofinstagram #lovefrogs @destinationdaintree @cairnsaustralia @portdouglasdaintree @daintreediscovery @australiangeographic @visitqueensland @wildliferescuequeensland @theclimatecouncil #lovenature #conservation #waterfallfrog #endangered #endangeredfrog #endangeredanimals #lovetrees #protectrainforest #protectdaintreerainforest #lovedaintree
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"Now you see me.. now you don't!"

Among the most acrobatic of Australia’s small mammals are the gliders - small, possum-like marsupials that spend much of their time in tree canopies, leaping and gliding extraordinary distances with their limbs outstretched.

And with highly skilled eyes and ears, Daintree's Sugar Gliders are gifted nocturnal omnivores.

But why care they called Sugar Gliders?

They love sweet food like honey and sugar 🍯🍯🍯 but please don't feed them your chocolate and lollipops.

📷: @bushheritageaus

#SugarGliders #Gliders #AustralianGliders #Daintree #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeWildlife #DaintreeAnimals #wildlife #protectrainforest #plantrees #plantatree #ecosystems #saverainforest @wildlifequeensland @queensland @qldgov @qldtrustfornature @visitqueensland @tropicalcoastqueensland
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Tree Planting this Saturday, 27 November 2021 🌳🌳🌳.

Rainforests cover only 6% of the Earth’s surface yet contain over 50% of the world’s animal and plant species.

Our rainforests play a critical role in climate regulation by stimulating rainfall and producing oxygen to sustain life, including you and I. We need trees! And we need MORE trees.

@theenviro.co and Rainforest Rescue have joined forces to hold a tree planting day and last gathering before the year is over. Join us!

Together we can Protect Rainforests Forever.

Book your FREE ticket(s) online - follow the link in our bio.

📷: Silvia Di Domenicantonio

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Australia has lost 27% of our rainforest, 19% of open forest, 11% of woodland forest and 28% of mallee forest since 1750.

This is why we continue to purchase targeted areas of endangered rainforest strategically to build nature refuges and wildlife corridors to reconnect rainforest ecosystems, building resilience among the unique rainforest flora and fauna.

And we are able to do that with the help of our community and many good businesses!

Many amazing businesses are amongst those who make it their mission to protect our rainforests, including our long-standing Platinum level partner @biopak.packaging.

Find out today how you can also make saving rainforests part of your business - link in our bio 💚.

#deforestation #protectrainforest @smallbusinessqueensland #smallbusinessqueensland #cairns #portdouglas #daintree #daintreerainforest #daintreenationalpark @nationalparksaustralia @qldparks #savetrees #planttrees #rainforestalliance #saverainforest #plantrainforest #PartnersForProtection #businessowner #supportnotforprofits #treestagram #ecowarriors #ecosystem #environmentfriendly
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Although Cassowaries are often described as dangerous birds, they are incredibly important to our rainforests. And they are undoubtedly very beautiful and unique birds.

Cassowaries are territorial and male cassowaries are protective of their young (as you would be!) - they would use anything in their arsenal to care for the wellbeing of their chicks. We can understand that and we want to help.

With fewer than 4,600 birds left in the wild, we are at risk of losing our cassowaries.

Pledge your support for The Cassowary Trail - please follow the link in the bio 💚

Read more about the Cassowary Trail online - link in the bio💚

Learn more about the Cassowary - link in the bio 💚

📷: @ydalew

#TheCassowaryTrail #AustralianBirds #Cassowary #SouthernCassowary #Birds #ProtectRainforest @birdsofoz_ @birdsofaustralia @birdlifeoz @kurandaconservation #lovecaccowary #protectrainforest @cairnsaustralia @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @cassowarycoastregionalcouncil #AustralianCassowary @wildlifeconservationfund #visitqueensland #supportnotforprofits
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It's #GreenWednesday giveaway from @tripod_coffee 💚.

Head over to @tripod_coffee 💚 for the chance to WIN:

- 1x @tripod_coffee Three Capes 70 gram
- @solcups Mini Bottle, 8oz Cup, and Tote Bag
- $50 gift voucher to @wildapparel.au
- @wilderbean_ Sample Pack

@tripod_coffee help us protect the Daintree 🌳🌳🌳 and have now partnered up with some amazing purpose-led businesses to offer one lucky winner in Australia a sustainable holiday gift pack.

Head over to @tripod_coffee 💚 to enter the giveaway!

Winner announced on Friday 26 November 2021 at 5pm AEST. Entries are open to Australian residents only.

#GreenWednesday is a great alternative to Black Friday which strives to support generosity over discounting.

Please shop consciously this holiday season 💚 .

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A @wwf_australia report estimates tree-clearing in Queensland has killed 68 million animals between mid-2013 and mid-2015 😲. Moreover, often when animals' forest homes are destroyed, they endure prolonged suffering before they perish,

We must slow down our deforestation activity and plant MORE TREES 🌳 🌳 🌳 🌳 🌳.

Rainforest Rescue has planted over 290,000 trees in Australian Rainforests and 33,000 overseas since 1999. And we need a lot more trees.

Together, we can do it.

📷: @martinstringerphotography

#planttrees #plantatree #savetrees #lovetrees #protectrainforest #climatechange #nature @qldparks #daintreerainforest #discoverqueensland #daintree #rainforestalliance #conservation #ecosystems #portdouglas #cairns @wildlifeconservationfund @destinationdaintree #savetrees #conservation #ecosystems #animals #queenslandwildlife @visitqueensland @tropicalcoastqueensland #climatechange
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#CritterCorner: Some Daintree spiders look like...

well, bird droppings 🙈.

This is an evolved effective strategy against being eaten by day-active predators like birds and wasps - some spiders have bodies that look like unappetising bird droppings 🐦💩💩.

Bird-dung Crab Spiders are one of the amazing local arachnids in the Daintree Rainforest 🕷️.

📷: Nicky Bay (Flickr)

#AustralianSpiders #DaintreeRainforest #Spiders #CrabSpiders #spidersofaustralia #spidersofinstagram #rainforestwildlife #protectrainforest #conservation #daintree #daintreerainforest #forestspiders #daintreespiders #savetrees #planttrees #travel #lovequeensland @visitqueensland @tropicalcoastqueensland @qldparks #spidersoftheworld🕷️
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The only bat that ventures outside of the Daintree Rainforest: The Eastern Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus megaphyllus) 🦇.

This little bat gets its name from the distinct horseshoe-shape of its noseleaf (facial structure around nose).

Their complex noseleaf allows horseshoe bats to direct a constant stream of echolocation at a prey item and funnel the returning echo straight to their ears, without distortion. Fossil records indicate that microbats have been using these unusual nasal adornments for over 60 million years!

We are a little envious of its noseleaf now!

📷: Steve Parish

#EasternHorseshoeBat #AustralianBats #Bats #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest #australianbats #batsofaustralia #australianwildlife #whoisscaredofbats #cutenotscary @batsqld @qldparks @nationalparksaustralia @destinationdaintree @cairnstropicalzoo @wildlifeconservationfund @portdouglasdaintree #rainforestbats #planttrees #plantatree #savetrees #lovetrees #protectrainforest #climatechange #nature #daintree #rainforestalliance #conservation #ecosystems #portdouglas #cairns #lovebats #wildlifephotography #wildlifeconservation #wildlife_perfection🐾
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We recently caught up with the very talented artist, @jaimeepaul, to chat about her ‘Rewild x Rainforest Rescue’ Project, and why she felt so compelled to work with us in protecting the unprotected Daintree rainforest.

Jaimee's mission is to remind people of the beauty and positive things worth protecting in this world. The core of her practice is creating Art for Purpose, raising funds and awareness for nature and its beings.

Learn more about the Jaimee Paul #ArtForPurpose online - follow the link in our bio or send us a personal message💚🌳🎨

#AustralianRainforest #AustralianArt #ProtectRainforest #daintreeforest #daintreerainforest #lovenature💚 #lovetrees @visitqueensland @tropicalcoastqueensland @qldparks @statelibraryqld @cairnstourism @artsqueensland @upcyclethat #FarNorthQueensland #Australia #RainforestLove #thisisqueensland #queensland #australia #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #planttrees #plantatree #savetrees #lovetrees #protectrainforest #climatechange #nature
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According to Wet Tropics Management Authority, Qld Government & the IUCN Red List, the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) population is still declining.

Cassowaries play an important role in maintaining the diversity of rainforest trees, being one of only a few fruit eaters that can disperse large rainforest fruits and the only species that can carry large-seeded fruits over long distances.

Over 238 species of plants have been recorded in the Southern Cassowary diet.

They swallow the fruit whole and distribute them over large areas throughout the rainforest.

Many plant species would no longer exist if the cassowary became extinct so we must look after them.

Pledge your support for The Cassowary Trail: https://www.pozible.com/profile/cassowary-trail 💚

Read more about the Cassowary Trail online: https://www.rainforestrescue.org.au/the-cassowary-trail/ 💚

Learn more about the Cassowary: http://savethecassowary.org.au/ 💚

📷: @martinstringerphotography

References:
https://www.wettropics.gov.au/cassowaries
https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/conservation/threatened-wildlife/threatened-species/featured-projects/southern-cassowary
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22678108/131902050

#TheCassowaryTrail #AustralianBirds #Cassowary #SouthernCassowary #Birds #ProtectRainforest @birdlifeoz @birdsofaustralia @cassowarytrail @girringunaboriginalcorp @kurandaconservation @warren.entsch.mp @daintreediscovery #protectourrainforest #protectdaintree #savetrees #SaveTheCassowary
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To help protect our rainforests and all the beautiful creatures within, consider becoming a Rainforest Guardian - please follow the link in the bio.

YOUR support ensures the long-term viability of our environmental outcomes through ongoing management and maintenance, allows us to budget and prepare for new opportunities to save endangered rainforests and the animals that depend upon them for their very survival, and MORE.

If you want to see solid conservation outcomes, join forces with us and become a Rainforest Guardian today. But be warned, it often creates a warm feeling of accomplishment and connection with the community 💚.

📷: @martinstringerphotography

#AustralianRainforest #ProtectRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #deforestation #saverainforest #planttrees #plantatree #savetrees #lovetrees #protectrainforest #climatechange #nature #conservation #daintreerainforest #discoverqueensland #daintree #rainforestalliance #conservation #ecosystems #portdouglas #cairns #RainforestGuardian #PlantARainforest
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Australia possesses a unique assemblage of mammal species, of which over 80% are endemic. But do you know how many Australian animals are now extinct?

About 100 endemic Australian species (!!!) have been listed as extinct 😲. And today, now updates are coming in.

The updated list captures more than 10% of the 320 land mammals known to have lived in Australia in 1788 as extinct.

By March 2021, the Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile (Christmas Island forest skink) known to have been lost since European colonisation.

We are losing important Australian ecosystems species, which is affecting our rainforests, our homes and ourselves.

📷: Director of National Parks

#AustralianAnimals #AustralianRainforest #AustralianReptiles #Reptiles @qldparks @statelibraryqld @cairnstourism @artsqueensland @upcyclethat @wildlifequeensland #planttrees #plantatree #savetrees #lovetrees #protectrainforest #climatechange #nature #daintreerainforest #discoverqueensland #daintree #rainforestalliance #conservation #ecosystems #portdouglas #cairns @wildlifeconservationfund @nationalparksaustralia
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  • ‘Preventing future disasters and climate change by helping to protect and restore our precious rainforests is a key priority for Santos Organics, and we are so excited to partner with Rainforest Rescue to help protect one of the world’s most ancient rainforest and all the wildlife that call it home.’

    Annina Helenelund Marketing Manager for Santos Organics
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