IT’S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT

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!

How YOU can help

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 18

It’s not often that a single property leaves us all speechless – yet Lot 18 Cape Kimberley Rd did just that. Almost 9 hectares of pristine rainforest, it is habitat to myriad rare and threatened creatures. Thanks to your support, it will be protected forever.

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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
36 in Daintree, Queensland
1 in Pyengana, Tasmania
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SQUARE METRES OF RAINFOREST RESCUED
868,677 in the Daintree
809,400 in Tasmania
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HOURS SPENT RESTORING
in the Daintree, Queensland
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SEEDLINGS GROWN TO DATE
in our Daintree Rainforest Nursery

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The dense, intact rainforest of the unprotected Lowland Daintree conjures up images of an ancient world...

...before subdivisions and development became a threat to nature and our common future.

Properties in this area are at risk of development; and with no protection, we will lose our rainforest forever.

We cannot let this happen. Forest is important to our survival - it's a crucial ecosystem, regardless of where in Australia (or the world!) we are 🌳🌲🌳🌲.

📷: @martinstringerphotography
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#CritterCorner: "Do you remember me? I am Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana 🐦❤️."

​Okay, this is mouthful.

Macleay's fig-parrot can often be found nibbling on figs, berries, seeds, nectar, and the grubs of wood-boring insects. Unlike many other parrots (who usually use existing holes in trees for nests) Macleay's fig-parrot excavate their own nest cavities, usually in a rotten tree. And they're on the rare or threatened animals of Daintree National Park list. Our rainforests need birds in order to recover from deforestation and other environmental threat.

Listen out for the zzzt-zzzt or zeet-zeet call when hiking in the Daintree next. We love our precious Macleay's fig-parrot. Share your photos with us if you have captured one as well.

📷: @australiangeographic
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Often found soaring between the trees of tall eucalypt forests from south - eastern Queensland down to South Australia, the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) is a rare and beautiful sight.

And especially sound 🌴🌲🌳👂.

Take a moment to look up a yellow-bellied glider's call online - it may send shivers down your spine!

📷: Matt Wright via @AustralianGeographic
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As part of a global company and as one of our Silver #PartnersForProtection, @wildlifeconservationfund / @wildlifesydneyzoo always seek to reduce both their local and global impact on the environment with clear, measurable actions, one of which is contributing towards planting more trees and protecting precious land across Daintree.

Thank you for your support and care 💚,
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Daintree Rainforest is home to

30% of Australia’s marsupial species
20% of Australia’s reptile species
29% of Australia’s frog species
58% of Australia’s Bat & Butterfly species,

all of which rely on the rainforest to survive.

And we do too!

Yet, our rainforests are threatened by habitat fragmentation, climate change, weeds and feral animals every day; while much of the coastal lowland tropical rainforest from the Daintree River to Cape Tribulation remaining unprotected.

Take a moment to learn about the challenges our rainforest is facing (and the ways you can help!) - follow the link in the bio.

📷: @​martinstringerphotography
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ForestFlora: Introducing the Trailing Sundew (Drosera prolifera), a rare a member of the "3 Sisters of Queensland" group of closely-related sundews that call Queensland's tropical rainforests home.

It's a mesmerising carnivorous plant complete with sticky glue drops on its tentacles to attract bugs and feed its "belly".

So beautiful. So dangerous (if you are a bug, that is).

📷: @carnivorousplantresource
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Have you ever flicked through the pages of the Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest book by Wendy and William T Cooper? This gem is one of the resources we use here, at Rainforest Rescue to help us identify plants. It's such a beautiful product of a brilliant botanist and gifted artist.

Imagine how excited we were to learn that @cairnsartgallery are hosting a botanical art of the tropical rainforest exhibition between 28 August 2021 and 13 February 2022, bringing together over 100 works of William T Cooper (1934–2015) - a notable painter of birds and illustrator of the mentioned book.

The works exhibited are all from various private collections around Australia and the collections of the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia and it will be displayed together with botanical specimens from the collection of the Australian Tropical Herbarium at James Cook University.

​Visit @cairnsartgallery for more information.
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"A staring competition?
Challenge accepted!" 🦎

Bartle Frere Bar-sided Skink, also known as Concinnia frere, is one of the threatened reptiles in the Daintree Rainforest, which is important plays an important role in the local biodiversity.

Protecting our rainforests means reversing rare and threatened species status.

📷: Anders Zimny (Flickr)
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Businesses can be a powerful proponent for change. And business today also has a responsibility towards the environment. We feel very lucky and honoured to be supported by numerous #PartnersForProtection who make it their business to protect our rainforests.

We are delighted to introduce @superfeast , a Silver Rainforest Rescue Partner, to you 💚.

​They really love tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms. They are a small family-owned business based in Northern Rivers, NSW; and they sell powdered extracts of tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms which are sourced and packaged earth-friendly.

And they make it their business to care for our rainforests.

You can also become a Partner today and make saving Rainforests part of your business: - follow the link in our bio.
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Understanding the urgency of protecting our rainforests and national biodiversity we work tirelessly to make a difference.

The value of planting seeds, knowing that those “little things” produce powerful conservation results that will last long after we’re gone, is one way to help preserve nature and therefore our homes as well.

We believe that trees are the answer and we know that together, we can achieve so much more.

Consider joining forces with us and become a Rainforest Guardian, which helps us ensure continuity in our conservation commitments and research programs.

Check out today how you can make a difference - follow the link in our bio 🌱🌳🌳.

📷: @MartinStringerPhotography
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#CritterCorner: wreek wreek wreek 🐸.

Did you know that a Common Mistfrog is not that common at all. In fact, Litoria Rheocola is endangered (according to the IUCN Red List).

When this rare and unique frog is looking for a mate it heads down to a creek with rich vegetation, rocks and overhanging water in hopes of attracting a female. This rather romantic set up is also their safe environment.

You can learn more about a Common Mistfrog online - send us a DM asking for the link (perfect for your next trivia or a hiking trip into the Daintree!).

📷: H.B. Hines QldEnvironment
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The Australasian Seed Science Conference (with @seedpartnership) is commencing next Monday, 6 September 2021.

What a great opportunity to meet virtually and share ideas and projects, focusing on the importance of seed science to the future of plant conservation and food security.

The detailed program is available online - please head over to @seedpartnership to find out more 🌱🌱.
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An estimated 750 million native animals in Australia will die as a consequence of excessive tree-clearing by 2030.

This certainly feels like an urgent matter. This is why @wwf_australia @wwf are aiming to plant two billion trees by 2030 to help preserve ecosystems important to keep our wildlife alive and flourishing.

Have you noticed changes in nature around you?

📷: @martinstringerphotography
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Some say that as modern humans we are suffering from “Nature deficit disorder”. As a result, we are more tired, more anxious and less connected with our roots. We know that that humans have a biological need to connect with nature. We can often feel it when we are in nature and often forget it when we are away from it.

To help you reconnect with nature and feel amazing, go roam in the rainforest.

If you happen to be in Far North Queensland, be sure to check out @DaintreeEcolodge a tranquil hideaway accommodating for a small amount of guests and fully immersed experience in Queensland’s pristine rainforest canopy.

@DaintreeEcolodge are one of our cherished Gold partners who do their part in helping us #ProtectRainforestsForever. Thank you!
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#CritterCorner: Hercules Moth doesn’t actually have a mouth 😲.

The adult Hercules Moth survives on food stores from when it was a caterpillar.

These magnificent giant moths only live for 10 to 14 days and have the main goal of finding a mate and reproducing.

Interestingly, female Hercules Moths emit a pheromone that can attract male suitors from over 2km away. Now that’s what we call strong perfume!

📷: Kuranda Butterflies
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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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