The Daintree Rainforest is home to thousands of species of birds and other wildlife including 30% of Australia’s frog, reptile, and marsupial species in Australia, 65% of the country’s bat and butterfly species as well as 18% of all bird species. 12,000 insect species can also be found right here in the Daintree Rainforest.
Conserving biodiversity means protecting and preserving rainforest landscapes, plant and wildlife populations, genes, and interactions.
Rainforests support an incredible range of plants and wildlife. Species interactions contribute significantly to the health of the rainforest ecosystem and its resilience. Therefore, protecting species and their habitats preserves biodiversity.
Disturbance and destruction of the rainforest environment caused by clearing and introduced species places stress on rainforest ecosystems and undermines their delicate balance. The result is that an increasing number of rainforest communities, plants, and wildlife species are being listed as threatened, endangered, or critically endangered.
By focussing on biodiversity protection, Rainforest Rescue contributes directly to improved conservation outcomes. Rainforests are the most complex terrestrial ecosystems on the planet. This complexity reflects the myriad life forms and multiple layers and habitats that create the structure of the forest. Within the global rainforests, there are recognised biodiversity ‘hot spots’ which Rainforest Rescue makes a priority focus.
Rainforest Rescue protects and conserves rainforest biodiversity by purchasing high conservation value rainforest properties and establishing conservation covenants. We also rehabilitate and restore disturbed rainforest areas, and initiate awareness campaigns targeted at critically important wildlife species, such as the Southern Cassowary.
When you give generously, you become part of a committed team of individuals who collectively are helping to preserve some of the most biodiverse habitats and the species that live within them on this planet. Become a Rainforest Rescuer today!
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