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Extend this Wildlife Corridor - Protect Rainforests Forever

Thanks to you and others like you who care about the natural world and its wild inhabitants, we continue to Protect Rainforests Forever. Now you can rescue and protect this remarkable property and expand this wildlife corridor!
May 10, 2019 12:00 AM - July 31, 2019 11:59 PM
Extend this Wildlife Corridor - Protect Rainforests Forever

Rainforest Rescue supporters have rescued 32 properties in Australia's profoundly biodiverse Lowland Daintree Rainforest - an area that is largely unprotected and at constant risk of development. Through creating viable wildlife corridors and expanding protected habitat, supporters like you are making a real and important difference for Nature and the myriad species of the area. Every year the number of rescued properties climbs and the threat to the Daintree shrinks overall. Rainforests like this are irreplaceable. Your support is essential to protect it. You protect rainforests forever.

Endangered Southern Cassowary - Martin Stringer PhotographyThis next property represents a remarkable opportunity for all of us. Lot 30 Cape Tribulation Rd, is incredibly rich in wildlife. Here, orange-footed scrub fowl dart into the understory, crossing paths with endangered cassowaries that forage here. Ulysses butterflies flit past and the call of Wompoo pigeons resonate through the trees. With this density of coverage, it's also sure that you'll find canopy dwellers like Bennett's Tree Kangaroo and floor dwellers like the Musky Rat-Kangaroo - both at risk.

Our Daintree rainforest experts, Allen Sheather and Barbara Maslen, evaluate our properties before we rescue them, ensuring that the biological diversity and forest condition is up to par with state requirements for qualification to become protected nature reserves. They scored this new block very high ecologically, with over 120 rainforest species, including many with very limited distributions. It also scores 5 out of 5 for its intact rainforest canopy. This is a great opportunity for the rainforest - and for you.

Ensuring Lot 30's protection will serve to expand our Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor, with it's uninterrupted connectivity and undisturbed forest, adjoining previously rescued Lot 29, linked to the Daintree National Park. Another Rainforest Rescue reserve across the road connects to a private nature refuge, further expanding protection. 

This area is at real risk of development. I was just there and locals informed me that there were "house pads popping up all over the place" - and I saw a bulldozer setting one up. Lot 30 is reached by an access road that is cleared but not yet sealed. Roads provide access to development that would reduce this precious forest to holiday homes or worse. Ultimately, we plan to close off this road and replant it, bringing back the full forest canopy and providing a haven for plants, animals, fungi and insects alike. But before that's going to happen we have to rescue this property.

Of the 32 properties saved by you and fellow Rainforest Rescuers, 23 are protected with covenants stripping development rights and protecting them forever, two have been gifted to the National Park, and we are working with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to protect the remaining properties by adding them to our family of Nature Refuges. Rainforest Rescue is committed to Protecting Rainforests Forever!

It’s vital that we keep up the momentum and do all we can to protect the Daintree, Australia's most precious rainforest and ancient seat of profound biodiversity. Together we can do this. Together, we are doing this.

Please join us in protecting this vital habitat, this precious rainforest, for future generations.

Please, help us achieve our goal. Make a meaningful contribution today!

Thank you!

Rainforest at Risk - You are putting Nature back where Nature belongs. 

Terry B.
(15 hours ago)
$40
Deirdre
(15 hours ago)
$20
Fred
(16 hours ago)
$60
Angela H
(16 hours ago)
$50
Catherine
(19 hours ago)
With the re-election of vandals to government citizens have to step up to protect nature
$50
Barry Fitzpatrick
(1 days ago)
My donation for Lot 30 Cape Tribulation Road
$50
HELEN
(1 days ago)
$30
Bruce H.
(1 days ago)
$58
Darren Williams
(1 days ago)
$250
L&M Mitchell
(1 days ago)
$200
Mark S.
(1 days ago)
$50
Bill M
(1 days ago)
$50
Bernadette.
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$42
Margaret & Pene
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$48
Steven K
(1 days ago)
$34
Eloise
(1 days ago)
$66
Sheila
(1 days ago)
$20
L Lock
(1 days ago)
$108
Carla & Ronnie
(1 days ago)
$36
AS & CS
(1 days ago)
$500
Ross M.
(1 days ago)
$30
Briar
(1 days ago)
$115
Dr G Clark
(1 days ago)
$150
Melanie P
(1 days ago)
$10
Josephine P
(1 days ago)
$500
Laurie Beck
(2 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(3 days ago)
$25
Alice Thomas
(3 days ago)
The election result is devastating. Please keep up your good work to protect this precious environme
$30
Anonymous
(3 days ago)
$500
Steven Bowden
(3 days ago)
I value the diversity of the Daintree Forests and thank you for all that you are doing to preserve i
$300
Anonymous
(3 days ago)
$100
(4 days ago)
$120
Chris Rodwell
(5 days ago)
Keep up the good work
$60
Milena
(5 days ago)
$300
David M
(5 days ago)
$30
Vera
(5 days ago)
$300
Pauline G
(5 days ago)
$30
Stephanie L
(6 days ago)
$10
Yolande
(6 days ago)
$100
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$25
Adam Hall
(6 days ago)
$50
Jen & Pete B
(6 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(6 days ago)
$25
(6 days ago)
$50
Stephen Wiel
(6 days ago)
Keep up the good work, Branden.
$200
(7 days ago)
$25
Kate Grinter
(7 days ago)
$50
(7 days ago)
$25
Anonymous
(7 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(7 days ago)
$20
Suzanne Gwilym
(7 days ago)
Keep up the great work!
$50
Matthew F
(7 days ago)
Best wishes and keep up the great work
$500
Fritz77
(7 days ago)
keep going
$70
Anonymous
(7 days ago)
$200
(7 days ago)
$50
(7 days ago)
$500
Chris
(7 days ago)
: )
$50
Marita Macrae
(7 days ago)
Wonderful what you are achieving. Thanks so much.
$100
Diane O'Leary
(7 days ago)
$50
David McTavish
(7 days ago)
Keep up the good work!!
$250
(7 days ago)
$200
Marg
(7 days ago)
Good luck
$100
The Nicholsons
(7 days ago)
$100
Cassandra Young
(7 days ago)
I love this i'm sorry i can't contribute more at the moment, the rainforest is so important to life.
$25
Geoff Baker
(7 days ago)
$25
Anna Kaloudis
(7 days ago)
$25
Jennifer Humowiecki
(7 days ago)
Purchase of Lot 30
$100
Ruby S.
(7 days ago)
Keep up the good work!
$25
Anonymous
(7 days ago)
$100
Anonymous
(8 days ago)
$1,000
Lynn Childs
(8 days ago)
wonderful job. Keep going.
$30
Anonymous
(8 days ago)
$2
(8 days ago)
$30
Deborah Knott
(9 days ago)
This is for Lot 30 ! I am RR41856
$50
(9 days ago)
$100
Mark Horswill
(10 days ago)
$50
(10 days ago)
$200
Samantha S
(14 days ago)
$250
M O'Neill
(14 days ago)
$39
Alison C
(14 days ago)
$50
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