VOICES FOR THE RAINFOREST

Together We Can Protect Rainforests Forever

Rainforests play a critical role in fighting climate change

30 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions are stored in our rainforests. Raising awareness for the urgent need to protect rainforests, 18 global influencers share their stories and artworks on compostable BioPak Art Series cups.

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Elliott Routledge Voices For The Rainforest

Elliott Routledge is an Australian based contemporary artist, working out of Sydney in a variety of fields and mediums.

Arnhem Voices For The Rainforest

Arnhem Bickley is the founder of Arnhem Clothing, a sustainable clothing brand that is consciously crafted. 

Patty Mills Voices For The Rainforest

Patty Mills is an Australian Professional NBA Champion, four-time Olympian & founder of Team Mills Foundation.

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ABOUT RAINFOREST RESCUE

Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation purchasing high conservation value rainforest at risk of development, rescuing these properties and protecting them, forever. They also deliver restoration work through tree planting, transforming degraded properties back into lush rainforest and thriving habitats. So far, 35 properties have been saved by Rainforest Rescue in the Daintree lowlands, where they remain forever protected and out-of-reach of threatening activities.

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ABOUT BIOPAK

BioPak creates compostable packaging designed for a circular economy where there is no waste. It starts with responsibly sourced materials, continues with environmentally certified manufacturing processes, and ends with disposal options that see resources reused or regenerated. BioCups are made from plants, certified carbon-neutral and can be industrially composted where facilities exist.

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Now you see it. And now you don't. What a great rainforest camouflage. 

This juvenile cassowary loves hanging out around our Native Nursery. 

Did you know that until cassowary chicks are several months old, they are unable to eat whole fruits (like the adults do) and rely on their fathers to feed them with mashed food? As time goes on, juveniles are swallowing fruits whole, keeping seeds intake. This is how they can replant a rainforest 💩🌳🌲🌴 . 

Learn more about the Southern Cassowary online - link in bio (or send us a message) 

🎥: Justin McMahon, Daintree Land Manager 

#cassowary #cassowaries #southerncassowary #birds #AustralianRainforest #AustralianBirds @birdlifeoz @birdsinbackyards @birdsofaustralia @qldparks @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglasuncovered #daintreerainforest #daintreebirds #protectdaintree #nativenursery #growingtrees #treesofinstagram #birdsofinstagram
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Being a ‘Rainforest Guardian’ is more than being part of a community of people who care about the rainforest: it’s a commitment to Protecting Rainforests Forever!

At Rainforest Rescue we take this commitment very seriously as it enables our work and the ongoing protection and restoration of the world’s most ancient rainforest.

Head online right now to learn more and become a Rainforest Guardian - link in bio.

📷: Martin Stringer

#RainforestGuardians #ClimateAction #Australia #WetTropics #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #TreesAreTheAnswer #ProtectRainforestsForever #PlantTrees #Conservation
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The Daintree Rainforest contains an almost complete record of the evolution of plant life on Earth and has more ancient families of flowering plants than anywhere else in the world (including the entire Amazon jungle).

The Daintree National Park is home to some incredible animals, including 25 rare or threatened species of animals, and some amazing plants, including 77 rare or threatened plant species.

The Daintree is kind of a BIG deal 💚.

And we are committed to protecting it. Who's with us?

There are numerous ways to get involved:

🟢 Become a Rainforest Guardian - www.rainforestrescue.org.au/rainforest-guardians (follow the link in bio)
🟢 Host a Forest Fundraiser - www.rainforestrescue.org.au/forest-fundraisers (follow the link in bio)
🟢 Volunteer - www.rainforestrescue.org.au/volunteers (follow the link in bio)

And MORE!

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#AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest @destinationdaintree @portdouglasuncovered #Rainforest #biodiversity #climatechange @qldparks @cairnsaustralia @wildlifeconservationfund #ProtectRainforest #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeForest #AustralianAnimals #DaintreeAnimals #Queensland @nationalparksaustralia #CapeTribulation #LoveNature #ProtectDaintree #EcoSystems #DaintreeAnimals #RainforestWildlife #ancientrainforest #planttrees #lovenature #AustralianWildLife #daintree
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We're open today.

“While it’s easy to confuse changing the date of Australia Day with being unpatriotic, that's not the case. Many who believe in changing the date do so precisely because they want to celebrate Australia and they don’t feel that the 26th represents aspects of history that should be celebrated.” 🖊️: changeitourselves.com.au

It's business as usual for Rainforest Rescue today, as we stand in solidarity with our country’s Traditional Owners and the many Australians who want to see the date changed 🖤💛❤️.

We invite you to learn more about why it's important for Australia to change the date and/or to get involved @change.it.ourselves 🖤💛❤️.

#ChangeItOurselves #ChangeTheDate #ChangeTheDateOfAustraliaDay #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe #AboriginalLand #InvasionDay #SurvivalDay #DayOfMourning #TraditionalOwners #FirstNationsPeoples #Aboriginal #TorresStraitIslander #FirstPeoples
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#CritterCorner: At the top of the cassowary food pyramid is fruit, fruit and more fruit. Their passion for fruit makes this very beautiful critter very important to the Daintree (and the world!).

After eating (often, very large!) fruit whole, their digestive system is gentle enough to keep the seeds intact. As the local Southern Cassowaries (Casuarius casuarius) roam the rainforest they disperse the seeds into a new area of the rainforest in their own special fertiliser formula 💩💚.

Follow the link in our bio to learn more about cassowaries on our website.

📷: @ianbeattiephotography

#SouthernCassowary #Cassowary #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #ProtectRainforest #AustralianBirds #LoveBirds #ProtectCassowary @birdlifeoz #BirdsOfAustralia #DaintreeRainforest @birdsofaustralia @birdsinbackyards @birdsofoz_ #Rainforest #DinosaurBirds #BirdsOfInstagram #birds #diversity #ecosystem #daintree #lovedaintree #daintreebirds
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“The 26th of January was chosen as the date of Australia Day because it was the day the first of the British ships arrived in what we now call New South Wales.

As such, for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders this date represents the beginning of their dispossession. For many of them, and many other Australians, that date can't be seen as anything other than a Day of Mourning for the First Nation's Peoples.

While it’s easy to confuse changing the date of Australia Day with being unpatriotic, that's not the case. Many who believe in changing the date do so precisely because they want to celebrate Australia and they don’t feel that the 26th represents aspects of history that should be celebrated.” 🖊️: changeitourselves.com.au

It will be business as usual for Rainforest Rescue on 26th January 2023, as we stand in solidarity with our country’s Traditional Owners and the many Australians who want to see the date changed 🖤💛❤️.

We can’t rewrite the past, but we can change how we acknowledge it into the future.

Head over to @change.it.ourselves to learn more about why it's important for Australia to change the date or to get involved.

#ChangeItOurselves #ChangeTheDate #ChangeTheDateOfAustraliaDay #AlwaysWasAlwaysWillBe #AboriginalLand #InvasionDay #SurvivalDay #DayOfMourning #TraditionalOwners #FirstNationsPeoples #Aboriginal #TorresStraitIslander #FirstPeoples
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❗GIVEAWAY ALERT❗

Together with @carolyn.butlermadden, Purpose Activist, we are giving away her brand new book 'For Love & Money: How to profit with purpose and grow a business with love' 📚❤️.

This book makes a powerful connection between the two things that drive social purpose-led businesses (which are inextricably linked): LOVE. Of people, planet and humanity. It’s the raw emotion behind purpose. And MONEY. Profit and commercial success. What a perfect holiday read.

TO ENTER:

💚 Tag your favourite purpose-led business
💚 Make sure you follow @rainforestrescueau on Instagram

Entries open 9am AEDT Tuesday 10 January, winner will be announced on Wednesday 18 January.

Winner will be notified by the DM and will need to reply with the requested info to organise the book's delivery 📮.

Good luck 💚 .
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Welcome to 2023 💚.

We hope you feel refreshed, rested and ready to make a change. We know we are!

For those of you who want to kick off the new year strong, consider becoming a Rainforest Guardian today - link in bio (or send us a message) 💚.

YOU can make a big difference! And together, we can Protect Rainforests FOREVER.

📷: Jasmine Carey

#RainforestGuardians #ClimateChange #ProtectRainforest #WetTropics #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #Conservation
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Happy New Year, Rescuers! We hope you and yours enjoyed the holidays.

We’re celebrating by throwing back to last year’s Annual Community Tree Planting day at Nightwings Rainforest Centre - our largest turnout so far with 137 Rescuers from all walks of life coming together to plant just over 2,500 trees 🌱💚🌳

Keep 6th May 2023 free 😉📆

🎥: @martinstringerphotography

#PlantARainforest #TreePlantingDay #PlantATree #DaintreeRainforest #ProtectRainforestsForever
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What are you reading this holiday break 📚📚?

Check out the 'How to Talk About Climate Change in a Way That Makes a Difference' by Rebecca Huntley, if your reading pile is drying out.

This read's offering a glimpse into why it's so hard sometimes to talk about climate change, and what can we do.

We'd love to hear what you are reading at the moment 👀.

@rjhuntley #ClimateChange #ClimateConversation #Books #ProtectRainforest #MakeADifference #BooksOfInstagram #rainforests #conservation #LoveBooks #ClimateCrisis #GrowingTrees #ProtectingRainforest #daintree
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Double your impact before the year is over and help Protect Lot 41 Forever 💚.

This is our biggest single property purchase to date - our biggest leap of faith - and we need your help. At 18 hectares, a property of this size rarely comes up for sale, and the purchase price of Lot 41 is a very reasonable $500,000.

A generous supporter has offered to match ALL gifts we receive before 31 December up to a total of $100,000 🌳🌳🌳.

Let’s do this! Donate now - follow the link in our bio (or send us a message)💚.

📷: Martin Stringer

#ProtectRainforest #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #australianforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia #conservation #environment #TreesAreTheAnswer #Daintree #DaintreeNationalPark
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It's that time of the year again, when we like to stop and smell the roses. Definitely don't smell the Austrobaileya, a unique Daintree flowering vine that is found nowhere else in the world. Its spiraling flowers with pale green petals smell like rotten fish 🥴🤭🤭.

Happy Holidays to you and yours. Wishing you all the best for the New Year.

Rainforest Rescue will be closed from 5pm AEDT on Friday 23 December 2022, reopening at 9am AEDT on Tuesday 3 January 2023.

📷: Rebecca Hilgenhof
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As you roam the Daintree, do you ever wonder how plants and trees "know" which way is up and down, if they are being attacked by insects, or how they "see" light? We know we have! There are some great answers in the 'What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses' 📚🌿.

Written by a renowned biologist, Daniel Chamovitz, this book takes a good look into how plants experience the world. Humans and plants may have a lot more in common than we think. Do you have any book recommendations for the holidays? If so, leave a comment or send us a message.

📷: @scribepub

#WhataPlantKnows #DaintreeRainforest #DanielChamovitz #Books #BooksOfInstagram #PlantsOfInstagram #plants #LovePlants #GrowPlants #HolidayReading #HolidayBooks #ProtectTrees #NativePlants #DaintreeFlora #DaintreePlants #ecology #ecosystem #botany
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You can double your impact and Protect Lot 41 Forever 💚.

A generous supporter has boldly offered to match ALL gifts we receive before 31 December up to a total of $100,000. That means ...

You give $25, it's worth $50.
You chip in $200, it's worth $400.

And it keeps GROWING 🌳🌳🌳.

Let’s do this! Donate now - follow the link in our bio (or send us a message) 💚.

📷: John Benfer

#ProtectRainforest #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #LoveTrees #RainforestJourney @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #australianforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @cairnsaustralia #conservation #environment #TreesAreTheAnswer #Daintree #DaintreeNationalPark @naturallydrivenau
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#CritterCorner: Named after its distinctive white lips, the White-Lipped Tree Frog (Litoria infrafrenata) is Australia's largest tree frog (up to 14 cm).

While this amphibian can be found in the Daintree rainforest, the species is also able to tolerate heavily modified environments and may inhabit urban gardens and parks, roadsides, fields, and agricultural land.

What's especially interesting about this frog is its two distinct calls.

The mating call of the male frog is a loud ‘wark, wark’ that resembles a dog barking.

The frog also emits a cat-like ‘meow’ sound when distressed.

Listen up (watch till the end) 🐸👂.

📷: Martin Stringer
🔉: Ferrari 458 - Clash of Clans (YouTube)

#WhiteLippedTreeFrog #AustralianFrogs #Frogs #WetTropics #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #GiantTreeFrog #Amphibian #lovefrogs #frogsofinstagram #australianamphibian #lovenature #frogsofaustralia #wildlife #rainforestecosystem #rainforests #frogsmatter @for.the.wild @daintreediscovery @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #DaintreeCritters #DaintreeWildlife #RainforestCritters #Nature #DaintreeWildlife
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This Festive Season, give a gift that gives back 💚🎄🎅🎁.

Check out the Rainforest Rescue online shop, where you'll find everything from clothing to accessories and stationary - there is something for everyone, including YOU.

Head online, where every purchase goes towards protecting Daintree rainforest FOREVER.

#DaintreeRainforest #Conservation #Environment #ClimateChange #ProtectRainforest #ChritsmasShopping #FestiveSeason #LoveNature #ecoshopping @destinationdaintree @portdouglas #australianforest @qldparks @destinationdaintree @portdouglasdaintree @portdouglasuncovered @cairnstourism @the.eco.warrior @cairnsaustralia #TreesAreTheAnswer #Daintree #DaintreeNationalPark
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We had a wonderful and important conversation with @finding.space.podcast and @found__space🎙, talking about the importance of restoring and protecting the environment.

Our CEO and Partnerships Manager spoke about how it simply makes sense to continue protecting one of the oldest rainforests in the world, The Daintree Rainforest 🌳🌳💚.

We are honoured and excited to be working with many good people who are doing good things to help support the future of our lives and the life of our planet.

And we are finishing this year on a high note 💚. 

Help us protect Lot 41 FOREVER - link in bio ☝️.

#RainforestGuardians #protectdaintree #protectrainforest #daintreerainforest #lovenature #environment #protectnature #Conservation #ecosystems #AustralianRainforest
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When you become a Rainforest Guardian you give BIG. Your ongoing support allows us to purchase and protect high conservation value rainforest and to preserve its essential biodiversity. Together, we can protect this unique habitat FOREVER 💚.

Join the community today - follow the link in our bio (or send us a message) 🌳🌳🌳.

📷: Martin Stringer

#RainforestGuardians #ClimateChange #AustralianRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #DaintreeRainforest #WetTropics #WorldHeritageSite #Conservation #Daintree #Biodiversity #Queensland #ProtectRainforest #queenslandwildlife
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