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.

Tree planting in the Daintree Rainforest

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.

Address Name Date
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).

Address Name Date
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.

Address Name Date
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.

Address Name Date
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.

Address Name Date
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.

Rainforest trees in the Rattler Range

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.

Address Name Date
Forest Lodge Rd. Forest Lodge Rainforest Reserve 809,400 Aug. 2012
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