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 19

You did it! Lot 19 Forest Close, almost 7 hectares of rainforest, will be protected forever. This property reconnects the five properties within the Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge with the protected National Park and World Heritage Area.

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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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Subscribe to our quarterly eNews, find us on social media, read the latest Rainforest Rescue blogs, or get in touch with the team.

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
38 in Daintree, Queensland
1 in Pyengana, Tasmania
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SQUARE METRES OF RAINFOREST RESCUED
947,151 in the Daintree
809,400 in Tasmania
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NATURE REFUGES CREATED
in Australia
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YEARS OF OPERATION
Founded in 1999

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#CritterCorner: Have you ever wondered how Flying Foxes fall asleep hanging upside down without falling off?

Designed to spend half their life upside down, they have a tendon in their legs with a ratchet-like locking mechanism. Flying Foxes don’t have to expend energy ""hanging on"", they are just hanging. For them taking flight is as simple as unlocking and dropping.

Spectacled Flying Foxes are not only fascinating but also essential to the Daintree Rainforest. You can learn more about them online - send us a message to get the link 🦇🌳🌳🍎.

📷: Ian Sauce Worcester

#SpectacledFlyingFoxes #FlyingFox #SpectacledFlyingFox #AustralianBats #Bats #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest @daintreediscovery @wildlifesydneyzoo @wildliferescuequeensland @australian_wildlife_society @qldparks #daintreewildlife #rainforestwildlife #protectrainforest #daintreetravel #lovewildlife #conservation #ecosystem
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When seen in sunlight their wings resemble precious stones! They are reflective metallic blue 💙.

Have you ever seen a Jewel Flutterer (Rhyothemis resplendens) in the Daintree?

📷: Allen Sheather

#JewelFlutterer #Dragonfly #AustralianDragonfly #Daintree #AustralianRainforest #dragonfly #lovedragonfly #daintreerainforest @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @wildliferescuequeensland @australian_wildlife_society @wildlifesydneyzoo #lovenature #lovewildlife #supportnotforprofits #protecttrees #protectrainforest
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Rainforests play a critical role in fighting climate change with 30% of the world’s CO2 emissions stored in our rainforests. Rainforests all around the globe, including the Daintree Rainforest, can help us solve our climate change urgent problem.

And we want for this message to travel all around Earth in the hope to create more impactful action everywhere!

To help us raise awareness for the need to protect rainforests, 18 global influencers share their stories and artworks on compostable @biopak.packaging Art Series cups.

Learn more about the #VoicesForTheRainforest and how YOU can make a difference today as well - follow the link in our bio 💚☝️.

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We are so grateful to the @douglasshirecouncil for approving much needed funding as part of their Grants Program 2021-22 to Rainforest Rescue 🌳🌳💚.

This will go towards planting and watering equipment to help us continue our work of restoration and propagation at the highest levels.

Thank you so much Douglas Shire Council.

#DaintreeRainforest #DouglasShireCouncil #PortDouglas #Conservation #AustralianRainforest #ProtectRainforest #Rainforest #lovetrees #loverainforest #community #climatechange #visitqueensland @queensland @daintreediscovery @daintreelife @portdouglasdaintree @visitqueensland @tropicalcoastqueensland @qldparks #tropicalrainforest #daintreerainforest #daintreerainforest #discoverqueensland #daintree #rainforestalliance
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We're starting this year BIG: something exciting is coming soon. And you are invited to be a part of this!

Make sure you are first to hear the news - head over to www.canopyawards.org (check out the link in our bio ☝️) and sign up for email alerts - you are going to love this 😉📸💚.

#AustralianRainforest #CanopyAwards2022 #NaturePhotography #RRCanopyAwards #DaintreeRainforest #RainforestPhotography @australia @australiangeographic @robmulally @queensland @destinationdaintree @daintreediscovery @portdouglasdaintree @cairnsaustralia @cairnstourism @wildliferescuequeensland @cairnsindigenousartfair @qldmuseum
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#CritterCorner: Huge. Fast. And so beautiful.

Tiger Huntsman (Typostola sp.) are one of Australia’s most spectacular spiders 🐅🕷️.

First discovered in 2006, these spiders are large agile hunters, and jump confidently from leaf to leaf.

It may be that they spend most of their time in the rainforest canopy which is why they are not often encountered 🌲🌳🌲🕷️🌳.

📷: Alan-Henderson-(Minibeast-Wildlife)

#TigerHuntsman #Huntsman #AustralianSpiders #Spiders #LoveSpiders #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest @qldparks @daintreediscovery @wildlifesydneyzoo #spidersofinstagram💜 #planttrees #daintreewildlife #daintreeecosystem
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"No pants - no problem!" 🦇🦇🦇

Bare-rumped Sheathtail Bats take their name from the fact that their backs have very little hair below the hips.

These Daintree bats are extremely rare in Australia.

They are often found in caves, hollow trees, between rocks, and under house eaves; however are seldom seen in the wild due to their low numbers.

📷: BatReach

#AustralianBats #Bats #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest #QueenslandBats #LoveBats @australian_wildlife_society @wildlifesydneyzoo #SheathtailBats #lovewildlife @portdouglasuncovered @cairnsaustralia @daintreediscovery #rainforestwildlife #prtotectrainforest #conservation
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We have partnered with @biopak.packaging to bring you #VoicesForTheRainforest and help raise awareness around the urgent need to protect our rainforests.

18 global influencers have shared their stories and artworks on BioPak’s compostable Art Series coffee cups.

Learn more about those rainforest changemakers and how you can make a difference today as well - follow the link in our bio 💚☝️.

#ClimateChange #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #ProtectRainforest #Rainforest #lovetrees #loverainforest #community #climatechange #visitqueensland @queensland @daintreediscovery @daintreelife @portdouglasdaintree #lovenature #protectnature #planttrees #conservation
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#CritterCorner: we are truly in it together!

Did you know that the Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) spend their non-breeding season in Australia, taking a long flight to the Northern Hemisphere, particularly northeastern Siberia, to rear their young?

Although with people and Great Knots sharing an appetite for shellfish, this Daintree dweller could have been a symbol of harmony between humans and wildlife, the Great Knot is now emblematic of the decline of global bird migration (source: @birdlifeoz ).

📷: Ken Glasson

#GreatKnot #AustralianBirds #Birds #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest @birdsofaustralia @birdsinbackyards @birdlifeoz #lovebirds❤️ #australianwildlife @canonaustralia @australiangeographic @cairnsaustralia @portdouglasuncovered @birdsmagazine #birdsofinstagram #birdsofaustralia #birdsphotography #birdslovers #daintreenationalpark #daintreebirds #birdstagram
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A twig or ... ?

Twig-mimicking Orb-weavers (Poltys noblei) are masters of deception.

During the day, they love to hide in the trees resembling a bump on a log or a branch. Clever!

📷: Tom-J.-Astle

#OrbWeavers #OrbSpiders #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest #AustralianSpiders #Spiders #lovespiders❤️ #daintreespiders #ecosystem #rainforestwildlife #protectrainforest #saverainforest @wildlifesydneyzoo @daintreediscovery @portdouglasdaintree @cairnsaustralia @cairnstourism
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Looking for a New Years Resolution? Make plans to spend more time in nature with your camera... and it might just pay off 😉📸💚 Interested? Subscribe for more info at www.canopyawards.org (link in bio) and we'll keep you in the loop. ...

You did it! Lot 19 Forest Close, almost 7 hectares of rainforest, will be protected forever 🥳
This also means that five properties within the Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge have been reconnected with the protected National Park and World Heritage Area 🌱💚🌳 What a way to start the new year!
Thank you to everyone who supported this rescue, whether you contributed financially or spread the word among your networks, we couldn't achieve these amazing outcomes without supporters like YOU!
We look forward to more great conservation victories with you in 2022.

#DaintreeBuyBack #DaintreeRainforest #Daintree #ItsOurNatureToProtect #SaveARainforest
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You can help protect 143 (!) rare, threatened and endangered species of plants and 44 (!) rare, threatened or endangered species of animals that rely on the Daintree Rainforest for their survival 💚.

Kick off your New Year goals with a Rainforest Guardian commitment helping us design long-term and uninterrupted strategies and opportunities to protect rainforests forever - follow the link in our bio today 🌳🌲🌳.

📷: @cassowaryfalls

#RainforestGuardian #AustralianRainforest #ConservationGoals #NewYearGoals #Daintree #DaintreeRainforest #LoveNature #ProtectNature #DaintreeTravel #conservation #biodiversity #ecosystem #planttrees #lovetrees #lovewildlife #rainforestguardian
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#CritterCorner: With its body length of about 60-80 mm, the Northern Blossom Bat (Macroglossus minimus) can snuggly fit in the palm of your hand.

Those adorable bats are important pollinators of many native Australian plants 🦇🌺.

And in case you have been watching vampire movies over the holidays, let us remind you that Northern Blossom Bats feed mainly on nectar and pollen from the flowers of eucalypts, paperbarks, bottlebrushes, lilli pillies, mangrove trees; and fruits and leafs.

📷: @eyes_on_wildlife_by_patrick

#AustralianBats #Bats #DaintreeRainforest #AustralianRainforest @wildlifeconservationfund @wildlifesydneyzoo @australian_wildlife_society @wildliferescuequeensland #daintreerainforest #daintreewildlife #planttrees #protectdaintree #protectrainforest #lovewildlife #lovebats🦇
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"Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles." - David Suzuki, a Canadian and world-renowned academic, science broadcaster, and environmental activist.

Shop mindfully this Boxing Day, investing in more sustainable and Earth-loving things! What a great opportunity to discover more Earth-loving options and start your New Year truly fresh (and sustainably!).

Head online to check out our awesome business partners & their products - just follow the link in our bio 😉💚

#EcoShopping #Conservation #ProtectRainforests #EcoWarriors #LoveNature #PlantTrees #BoxingDay #Shopping #PlantTrees #DaintreeRainforest #protecttrees #lovetrees #conservation #ethicalgifts #australianmade #ethicalshopping #shopping #protecttrees #protectrainforest #australianrainforest #daintree #daintreerainforest #cairns #portdouglas #visitqueensland #queensland
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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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