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LOTS 11 AND 12 WILL BE PROTECTED FOREVER

Purchasing and protecting Lots 11 and 12 Forest Creek Road increases the area of the Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge and Forest Creek Wildlife Corridor

Both have National Park and World Heritage Area connectivity and the total size is around two hectares. Both possess significant biodiversity, including four species that have limited distribution. Thanks to Rainforest Rescuers all around the world, from business partners who put their money where their brand is to individuals who can make significant contributions to everyone who gave in any amount this habitat is protected forever.

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We’re often asked about our strategy of purchasing individual parcels of rainforest and whether it makes much difference.

Buying individual parcels of rainforest land that is currently in private hands is the single best way to maintain and protect rainforest. It is very effective and in the Daintree it works as a ‘stop gap’ measure that ensures these properties are not developed and that they remain undisturbed; providing refugia for the rare and threatened species of the Daintree.

They also act as ‘buffers’ that prevent further rainforest eroding. It is akin to a wedge—a pristine and vital wedge. Buying such properties as Lots 11 and 12 is also key to our longer term strategy of acquiring and protecting small blocks that in time can be connected and wildlife corridors created.

This is exactly what we’ve seen—wildlife returning and biodiversity increasing—when such small parcels of rainforest properties are protected and pieced together in this way.

These corridors provide essential connectivity; protecting and sustaining the many rare and threatened species of the Daintree. Animals like the Spotted-Tail Quoll, Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo and the iconic Southern Cassowary, all benefit.

We first visited Lots 11 and 12 many years ago. They are both owned by the one property owner and over the years as we have purchased 9 neighbouring lots, the importance of Lots 11 and 12 has markedly increased.

So when these two connected rainforest properties became available for purchase, we returned to Lots 11 and 12 Forest Creek Road. Both these properties have had little disturbance. The canopy is intact and is typical of the forest in that general area.

Allen Sheather, our Ecological Advisor, has reported that in the context of the neighbouring lots and the quality of existing rainforest located there, these are ideal purchases and that their value to us, and to rainforest conservation more generally, is very significant.

You don’t need us to tell you that as our world gets more complex and our society more technologically advanced, it is easy to underestimate the fundamental role that tropical rainforests, like the Daintree, have.

Tropical rainforests regulate climate and global weather patterns. They are among Earth’s most precious resources. They have a profound influence on freshwater provision, climate stabilisation, pollination and food production, air quality, temperature, biodiversity, medicines and human health.

Globally, tropical deforestation and degradation have reduced the area covered by tropical rainforests from 12 percent to less than 5 percent of Earth’s land area. This is terrifying because the benefits obtained by healthy rainforest ecosystems underpin our very existence and are the pillars of planetary well-being.

Individually, it’s overwhelming. But collectively, when we purchase and protect precious parcels such as Lots 11 and 12, we can indeed help save the rainforests we love and protect them forever. Small local acts, can have global impact.

Forest Creek Road Image Gallery

Wildlife such as Musky Rat-kangaroo (Hypsiprymnodon moschatus), Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii), Spectacled Flying-fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) and Spotted-tailed Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus maculatus) have been seen or are known to live in the habitat of Lots 11 and 12 Forest Creek Road. Extending this Nature Refuge to protect them is crucial.

For over twenty years, Rainforest Rescue has worked to understand, value, and protect our tropical rainforests and during that time our primary focus has been on the most ancient of rainforests, the Daintree.

Working alongside members of the local community, guided by impeccable scientists, and in consultation with Indigenous elders from the region, we’ve developed best practices for the protection of rainforests and creation of contiguous nature corridors.

But, it is only thanks to the consistent and regular support that every Rainforest Rescue supporter provides which means we can do this. These donations empowered us to buy these two very precious parcels of rainforest.

PROTECTED – Lots 11 and 12 Forest Creek Rd

PROTECTION PORTFOLIO

It’s in our nature to protect. With the help of Rainforest Rescuers – people like you – we are significantly protecting pristine habitat for Nature and achieving strong wins for biodiversity. Visit our Protection Portfolio page for a full list of properties protected by Rainforest Rescue since 1999.

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`The weather conditions following Cyclone Jasper devastated the Far North Queensland region and the local communities. The area is still recovering, and people are going to continue to need our help - there are several local initiatives you can support.

Read more online: www.rainforestrescue.org.au/cyclone-jasper (visit the News section on our website) 💚.

Another great way to support our local community is to visit the Daintree. Now, as local businesses begin to reopen and local attractions are becoming accessible again, we`re excited to welcome travellers and adventurers back to the stunning beaches and magical forests of the Wet Tropics region 💚.

Check out @daintreediscovery, @floravilla_ice_creamery, @daintreefanpalmfarm, @daintree_rainforest_ccw, @daintreeicecream, @backcountryblissadventures, @daintreeecolodge, @hartleyscrocodileadventures, @thedaintreewildernesslodge, @mossmangorge, @solar_whisper, Daintree Fishing, @walkaboutculturaladventures, @DaintreeSiesta and more, as you travel through this beautiful country.

To learn about our #PartnersForProtection (businesses invested in protecting and restoring the Daintree Rainforest) visit www.rainforestrescue.org.au/businesses (link in bio).

📷: Emily Silverstone

#FNQ #DaintreeRainforest #Daintree #SupportLocalCommunity #ProtectDaintree #QLD #SupportSmallBusiness #CycloneJasper
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#CritterCorner: Tree kangaroos are unique macropods found only in the rainforests of Far North Queensland and Papua New Guinea. In Australia we have two endemic species, the Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus) and the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi), that live in the rainforest of Far North Queensland and NOWHERE ELSE in the world.

They are pretty special!

Interestingly, Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos are not nocturnal and they are active day and night (cathemeral) and will cross roads and paddocks to find new territories. Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos are endemic to Wet Tropics Rainforests in far north Qld - south of the Daintree River down to Cardwell ranges, found mostly on the Atherton Tablelands and classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List.

Discover more about Bennett`s and Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos on our website: rainforestrescue.org.au/critter-corner-tree-kangaroos (link in bio) 💚.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with our friends at @treeroorescue: www.treeroorescue.org.au

📸: Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos by Sandy C Photography

#TreeKangaroo #AustralianWildlife #AustralianRainforest #NativeWildlife #WetTropics #FNQ #LumholtzTreeKangaroos #BennettsTreeKangaroo #Queensland #RainforestWildlife #RainforestRoos
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Businesses can power change. And many are 💚.

Together with our business partners, we have rescued hundreds of thousands of square metres of unprotected Daintree Rainforest and planted as many trees to repair damaged lowland rainforest. And we love talking about our extraordinary supporters like @Klorane, hearing more about what drives their conservation efforts.

Together with @kloranebotanicalfoundation, we sprouted 50,000 seedlings at our new native nursery, reclaimed 1.8 Ha of Lot 41 Cape Tribulation Rd, and, in a delightful twist, watched Arnaud Vaillant, Klorane`s Chief of Finance and Operations Australia, get his hands dirty and put trees into the ground alongside our community.

We chatted with Arnaud about the culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility, Green Advocate for Australia and a lot more, all of which you can find on our website: rainforestrescue.org.au/personal-commitment-collective-impact-with-kloranes-arnaud-vaillant (head over to the News section) 💚.

Your business can support Rainforest Rescue’s Partners for Protection program in a variety of ways with tier partnerships, sponsorships, company events, workplace giving, monthly gifts and direct donations: rainforestrescue.org.au/businesses (link in bio)💚.

#PartnersFoProtection #DaintreeRainforest #Conservation #FNQ #ProtectDaintee #PlantingTrees #ConservationGoals #Daintree #AustralianRainforest #AncientRainforest #FarNorthQueensland #Klorane #Partnerships
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Have you heard of the #NextGenRainforestRescuers?

They`re a community of young conservation troopers that have been fundraising, planting trees, making documentaries, educating themselves and their peers, and helping create change in many diverse, impactful, and creative ways 💚.

Help us create a better future for all young people by becoming a Rainforest Guardian today: rainforestrescue.org.au/rainforest-guardians (🔗 in bio) .

Or, if you know a #NextGenRainforestRescuer that you`d like to see featured, DM us here 💬 or email info@rainforestrescue.org.au 💌.

#AustralianRainforest #PlantTrees #DaintreeRainforest #RainforestGuardian #YoungPeople #Youth #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #AustralianRainforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia #Conservation #Environment #TreesAreTheAnswer #Daintree #DaintreeNationalPark #PlantTrees #MoreTrees #Donate #SupportNotForProfits
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On March 27th, 2024, Mark and Sigrid took the airwaves with Paul Makin on the lively ‘Makin in the Morning’ show broadcast on @douglasfm101.5 🔊.

During the interview, Mark, Sigrid, and Paul delved into the captivating world of Rainforest Rescue, discussing a myriad of topics such as our 25th anniversary, property rescues, tree plantings, our invaluable partnerships, and the incredible critters of the Daintree including the iconic Southern Cassowary 🌱💚🌳.

For further insights into Rainforest Rescue and our conservation efforts, explore www.rainforestrescue.org.au

To discover more of what Douglas FM has to offer visit www.douglasfm.au

#ProtectingRainforestsForever #TheBestTimeIsNow #RR25 #TimeToGrow #PlantARainforest #TreesAreTheAnswer
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Today marks our 25th anniversary!

Between 1999 and 2024, with YOUR support, we have…

💚 Rescued 45 properties in Australia totalling 2,031,514 square metres of rainforest
🌏 Protected 32 of the rescued properties forever by achieving Nature Refuge status
🌳 Planted 353,412 trees including over 320,000 trees planted in Australia
🌱 Increased our capacity to propagate by building the Daintree’s largest Native Nursery

Thank you 🙏👏

Together, we will make this year the BIGGEST ever for the rainforests. To borrow a phrase“The better time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The best time is now.”

Visit www.rainforestrescue.org.au to learn more.

#TheBestTimeIsNow #RR25 #ProtectingRainforestsForever #TreesAreTheAnswer #TimeToGrow #Daintree #Tasmania #Australia
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#CritterCorner: Shortly after hatching, baby cassowaries are able to walk almost immediately, and have long, pale yellowish-brown legs and no helmet-like casque on the tops of their heads yet.

They are born striped and between 3 and 6 months juvenile cassowaries begin to lose their stripes, gaining a more uniform brown appearance.

By 3-4 years of age, they will have gained their full adult colours.

Young cassowaries follow their cassowary father for about 9 - 18 months to learn the ropes, before facing the world on their own. Well, the Daintree, which is their world 💚.

The Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) is listed as `Endangered` under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Help us protect their world: rainforestrescue.org.au/rainforest-guardians (link in bio) 💚.

Learn more on our website 👀.

📷: Martin Stringer

#SouthernCassowary #Daintree #DaintreeRainforest #DaintreeBirds #RainforestGardener #FarNorthQueensland #RainforestGuardian #Cassowary #FNQ #TropicalRainforest #AustralianRainforest #AncientRainforest #ProtectRainforest #SupportNotForProfits #Donate #FNQ #DaitreeTrees #Conservation #DaintreeBirds #DaintreeWildlife @birdsofaustralia @birdsinbackyards @birdsofoz_ @climatereality @climateactionanna @climateresiliencenetwork @theclimatecouncil @daintreediscovery
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Have you heard of the #NextGenRainforestRescuers?

They`re a community of young conservation troopers that have been fundraising, planting trees, making documentaries, educating themselves and their peers, and helping create change in many diverse, impactful, and creative ways 💚.

Help us create a better future for all young people by becoming a Rainforest Guardian today: rainforestrescue.org.au/rainforest-guardians (🔗 in bio) .

Or, if you know a #NextGenRainforestRescuer that you`d like to see featured, DM us here 💬 or email info@rainforestrescue.org.au 💌.

#AustralianRainforest #PlantTrees #DaintreeRainforest #RainforestGuardian #YoungPeople #Youth #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #AustralianRainforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia #Conservation #Environment #TreesAreTheAnswer #Daintree #DaintreeNationalPark #PlantTrees #MoreTrees #Donate #SupportNotForProfits
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March marks the 25th anniversary of Rainforest Rescue, and we want to celebrate with you 🥳🙌💚.

To kick off the celebrations, we`re hosting a very special webinar on Thursday, 28 March between 12:30 & 1:15 pm AEDT.

And you are invited: bit.ly/RR_march_webinar (link in bio) 👀.

Hosted by our CEO, Branden, who’ll be joined by Dr. Tony Parkes, Co-founder of Rainforest Rescue and Founder of @bigscrubrainforest this webinar promises a rich discussion on the importance of rainforest conservation and the need for a restoration economy. Plus, you`ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our plans for the future 💬.

Come join us. We`d love to honour this incredible milestone with you, as you`ve been instrumental in our journey and mission to help #ProtectRainforestsForever 💚.

#DaintreeRainforest #ProtectDaintree #TreesAreTheAnswer #RainforestGuardians #FNQ #WetTropics #LoveDaintree #Conservation #ConservationGoals #Biodiversity #GreenEconomy #Conservation #Reforestation #Regeneration #ProtectDaintree #FNQ #PlantTrees #NativeNursery #AustralianRainforest #AncientRainforest #ClimateChange #ConservationPartners #EcologicalRestoration #WetTropics #FarNorthQueensland #RainforestGuardian #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #AustralianRainforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia
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It`s International Day of Forests 🌳🌳🌳.

We may not always think of our forests and rainforests when we take a sip of water or make a shopping list in a notebook, take medicine or build a home but our reliance is undeniable.

With the help of the 2024 `Forests and innovation` theme, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the resilience of the Daintree rainforest, one of the most universally valuable natural areas on Earth.

The Daintree has been continuously evolving and growing, living and breathing for over 180 million years, it is a unique and remarkable wonder that must be protected forever 💚.

Take a moment to transport yourself to the Daintree this morning - hit play to listen to the soundscape of the rainforest 💚.

📷: Martin Stringer
🎙️: Wild Ambience

#InternationalDayOfForests #DaintreeRainforest #ProtectRainforests #Daintree #Forests #Conservation #AustralianRainforest #ProtectDaintree
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Our 2024 Annual Community Tree Planting Day is on Saturday 18 May 2024. And you’re invited 💚.

Come and make a difference while enjoying a wonderful day out with like-minded people who want to protect and restore the Daintree.

More details and FREE tickets online: rainforestrescue.org.au/2024-planting (link in bio) 🌱🌱🌱.

Please make sure you read and register.

#DaintreeRainforest #ProtectDaintree #TreesAreTheAnswer #RainforestGuardians #FNQ #WetTropics #LoveDaintree #Conservation #ConservationGoals #Biodiversity #GreenEconomy #Conservation #Reforestation #Regeneration #ProtectDaintree #FNQ #PlantTrees #NativeNursery #AustralianRainforest #AncientRainforest #ClimateChange #ConservationPartners #EcologicalRestoration #WetTropics #FarNorthQueensland #RainforestGuardian #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #AustralianRainforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia #PlantMoreTrees
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#CritterCorner: Macleay`s Honeyeater (Xanthotis macleayanus) is a beautiful honeyeater endemic to Australia❤️.

If you are in Northern Queensland, from Cooktown to the southern end of the Paluma Range, keep an eye on the sky as you may spot these beauties amongst tropical dry forests and/or tropical moist lowland forests, probably chasing insects and/or enjoying some wild fruit, while assisting the forest flora though pollination.

Learn more on our website: https://www.rainforestrescue.org.au/critter-corner-macleays-honeyeater/ (🔗 in bio) and make sure to send it to a friend as well - share the knowledge!

📷: Judd Patterson

#MacleaysHoneyeater #RainforestBirds #FarNorthQueensland #Daintree #DaintreeRainforest #ProtectRainforestsForever #BirdsOfAustralia #BirdsOfInstagram #RainbowBeeEater @birdlifeoz #BirdsOfAustralia @birdsofaustralia @birdsinbackyards @birdsofoz_ #Rainforest #BirdsOfInstagram #BeeEater #Nature #BirdNerd
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Have you heard of the #NextGenRainforestRescuers?

They`re a community of young conservation troopers that have been fundraising, planting trees, making documentaries, educating themselves and their peers, and helping create change in many diverse, impactful, and creative ways 💚.

Help us create a better future for all young people by becoming a Rainforest Guardian today: rainforestrescue.org.au/rainforest-guardians (🔗 in bio) .

Or, if you know a #NextGenRainforestRescuer that you`d like to see featured, DM us here 💬 or email info@rainforestrescue.org.au 💌.

#AustralianRainforest #PlantTrees #DaintreeRainforest #RainforestGuardian #YoungPeople #Youth #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #AustralianRainforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia #Conservation #Environment #TreesAreTheAnswer #Daintree #DaintreeNationalPark #PlantTrees #MoreTrees #Donate #SupportNotForProfits
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