WE BELIEVE LOT 18 IS WORTH SAVING FOREVER

At Rainforest Rescue it’s not often that a single property comes up that leaves all of us speechless, yet Lot 18 Cape Kimberley Road is such a property. With your help, we can protect it forever.

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Lot 18 Buy Back and Protect

This is a rare opportunity to help us buy, rescue and protect this amazing property.

The total property price is $200,000 for almost 9 hectares – $22,000/hectare – a bargain for such an intact and pristine rainforest. And yet this is more than we’ve ever tried to raise for a single property.

While in the past we might have borrowed money, as we did for Lot 46, we know we can do this without borrowing – but to do so we need your urgent help. We simply must not miss this special opportunity.

We have been working for over a year to secure this rescue and, after a false start where our asking price offer was refused and then a call for offers was made, we were successful.

Our initial offer of $200,000 has been accepted, we have signed a contract and have just made a deposit. Things have moved very fast – they had to – and now Lot 18 is ours to rescue.

We are committed to saving Lot 18 Cape Kimberley Road and as per our mission, no other alternative is acceptable. We do this knowing we’re not alone – that generous supporters like yourself have our back and together we are helping Nature… really helping Nature.

Together we are Protecting Rainforests Forever.
YOU make the difference between development and thriving, protected rainforest.

Daintree Buy Back Lot 18Lot 18 Cape Kimberley Road—the name belies the true majesty of what this area of pristine rainforest represents—is almost 9 hectares of mature Spur Mahogany and Mossman Mahogany, as well as several Silky Oak species including Fishtail Silky Oak, Briar Silky Oak, Cream Silky Oak, and Red Tulip Oak. And so much more!

It provides a rich and vibrant habitat that supports our beloved and endangered Cassowaries, the wonderful spotted-tail quolls, the tree kangaroos, tiny jumping spiders, and large-shelled snails… the list is significant as is this crucial habitat.

Our Ecological Advisor, Allen Sheather, noted the property’s significant conservation value. “Lot 18 borders the National Park and World Heritage Area on three sides and its western boundary is against a lot that is also as undisturbed.”

Allen noted that the species present, “exemplifies established, mature rainforest— it is missing any weed incursions and has a very high, intact canopy populated by many large buttress rooted trees and not so many mid-canopy species that can often be seen even in good rainforest that has endured severe weather events.”

And it is beautiful.

The vegetation found on Lot 18 is Complex Mesophyll Vine Forest on foothills and appears to be a very good example of such. It is completely undisturbed right up to every boundary and beyond.

– Allen Sheather, Ecological Advisor for Rainforest Rescue

Lot 18 Map
Lot 18 Map showing National Parks
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It is a sublime expression of Nature at its most beautiful and mere words to describe it do not do it justice; the sights of untouched rainforest, the sounds of silence punctuated by occasional bird calls, the humid richness, calm and sense of serene one-ness with Nature.

It is intoxicating—and I wish I could take you there.

There are times where one connects so deeply with nature and a single property such as this, that to protect it forever is not just an opportunity, but a duty—a duty borne out of the love and admiration for an untouched part of paradise, and because someone must do it.

The only way we will be successful to rescue this very beautiful, very whole, and very worthy parcel of rainforest is together – and today I need you.

Together, we can buy back and protect this outstanding rainforest property. Together, we can Protect Rainforests Forever.

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Lot 18 – It’s Our Nature To Protect

Tree Kangaroo Markings at Lot 18
Land Manager, Justin McMahon, at Lot 18
Fan Palms at Lot 18

Heroes like you are Protecting Rainforests Forever

Of the 36 properties rescued through Rainforest Rescue Australia-wide – 35 in the Daintree – 22 are further protected with Nature Refuge status – protected forever. Two properties are in this process and two others have been gifted to the Queensland Government for addition to the adjoining National Park. and we’re working with the Department of Environment and Science to protect the remaining 8 forever. 5 Wildlife Corridors have been established to ensure greater connectivity and protection. Protected rainforest is increasing.

This is how WE are Protecting Rainforests Forever.

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