Properties Saved by Rainforest Rescue
The Daintree, Queensland
35 of the properties saved by Rainforest Rescue can be found in The Daintree in Queensland. The Daintree rainforest is recognised as one of the most ecologically diverse in the world and contains species that have links to ancient lineages – it is of international conservation importance. While large areas of the Daintree have been included in the World Heritage Area, parts of this include freehold land between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation, which remains unprotected from development. Rainforest Rescue’s Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project, identifies and purchases rainforest at risk of development and protects it forever.
Ten properties are now protected in the Forest Creek precinct. These properties are named the Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge. All properties are classified as ‘essential habitat’ for the endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and are also known habitat for the rare Bennett’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus). These properties and the surrounding environment are habitat for a variety of filmy ferns, palms and other rare species and regional ecosystem.
|Lot 7 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||51,600||Jul. 2005|
|Lot 8 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||12,000||Jul. 2006|
|Lot 15 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||10,000||Sep. 2012|
|Lot 9 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||11,930||Jan. 2013|
|Lot 16 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||16,400||Nov. 2013|
|Lot 17 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||18,330||Apr. 2014|
|Lot 18 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||21,050||Apr. 2014|
|Lot 13; 15 Forest Creek Rd.||Rainforest Rescue Nature Refuge||10,000||Oct. 2014|
|Lot 2 Forest Creek Rd.||38,140||Aug. 2018|
|Lot 15 Thornton Peak Dr.||26,100||Feb. 2019|
Thirteen properties are now protected by Rainforest Rescue in the Kimberley region. These properties and the immediate area have been classified as ‘essential habitat’ for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and also contain six threatened plant species including Noah’s walnut (Endiondra microneura) and the black palm (Normanbya normanbyi).
|Lot 14 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||10,700||May 2008|
|Lot 29 839 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||19,200||May 2009|
|Lot 10 Milky Pine Rd.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||12,800||May 2010|
|Lot 7 Milky Pine Rd.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||11,100||May 2011|
|Lot 9 Milky Pine Rd.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||12,100||Sep.2012|
|Lot 16 Daley Rd.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||8,331||Oct. 2012|
|Lot 38 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor||10,240||Jun. 2016|
|Lot 32 839 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor||10,700||Sep. 2016|
|Lot 33 839 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor||10,960||Sep. 2016|
|Lot 19 Daly Cl.||Milky Pine Wildlife Refuge||10,680||Feb. 2018|
|Lot 30 839 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor||14,740||Dec. 2019|
|Lot 27 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Cape Kimberley Wildlife Corridor||17,800||Jan. 2020|
|Lot 24 Cape Tribulation Rd.||16,060||Jul. 2020|
Rainforest Rescue owns ten properties in the Cow Bay area which form the Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge. These properties form a link between two isolated areas of the Daintree National Park/World Heritage Area. The properties form a valuable wildlife corridor for the endangered southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) as well as three vulnerable and 11 rare plants including the only known location of a previously thought extinct species of fern.
|Lot 90 Cedar Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||10,400||Jul. 2001|
|Lot 103 Buchanan Creek Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||10,079||Oct. 2001|
|Lot 75 Buchanan Creek Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||10,000||May 2002|
|Lot 117 Spurwood Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||10,040||Feb. 2003|
|Lot 97 Rosewood Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||9,998||Sep. 2003|
|Lot 83 30 Rosewood Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||10,000||Jan. 2012|
|Lot 82 30 Rosewood Rd.||Baralba Corridor Nature Refuge||10,000||May. 2012|
|199 Cedar Rd.||Daintree National Park||10,900||Aug. 2012|
|Lot 76 Rosewood Rd.||Daintree National Park||10,200||Sep. 2013|
|Lot 106 Buchanan Creek Rd.||9,999||Dec. 2017|
Rainforest Rescue owns one property at Diwan located on Cape Tribulation Road. Lot 46, now known as the Cassowary Conservation Reserve, is our largest Daintree property to date at 27.66 hectares. We are actively working to restore the rainforest across the entire property under our Daintree Plant a Rainforest Project.
|Lot 46 2255 Cape Tribulation Rd.||Cassowary Conservation Reserve||276,300||Aug. 2010|
Rainforest Rescue owns one property in Cape Tribulation. Known as the kulki anga Nature Reserve, which means ‘Cape Tribulation home for wildlife’, this property includes 24 species of ferns and an amazing 185 species of flowering plants. An impressive specimen of Hope’s cycad (Lepidozamia hopei) stands at 6 metres in height.
|Lot 22 Camelot Cl.||Kulki Anga Nature Refuge||21,160||Apr. 2007|
Rattler Range, Tasmania
In addition to the Daintree properties saved by Rainforest Rescue, Forest Lodge in Tasmania is a stunning property. It is located on the Rattler Range and is surrounded on three sides by the Mount Victoria State Forest Reserve. This has been designated by the Tasmanian government as a conservation zone. The property was once one of a number of land parcels owned by the timber company Gunns Ltd, but became available for purchase in June 2010 when Gunns Ltd auctioned off 28,000 hectares of land in Tasmania. Rainforest Rescue responded to the request of one of its supporters to investigate the potential to buy some of this land and protect it forever.
The dominant trees on the property are old-growth Myrtle Beech and Sassafras, a feature being the very large number and size of Soft Tree Ferns (Dicksonia Antarctica) that are known in Tasmania as Man Ferns. The Reserve provides suitable habitat for the Tasmania Wedge-tailed Eagle and the Tasmania Devil — an animal that is in great danger of extinction from habitat loss and facial tumour disease. It may also be home to other rare and endangered animals such as the Spotted-Tail Quoll, which is the second largest of the world’s surviving marsupial carnivores.
|Forest Lodge Rd.||Forest Lodge Rainforest Reserve||809,400||Aug. 2012|
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