Big Year for Daintree Buyback with six properties purchased for conservation

It's been a big year for the protection of land in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest with six properties purchased for conservation. We are now working towards the inclusion of these properties in the Daintree National Park. Thank you to all of our wonderful donors!

We are delighted to have made this progress towards reversing the impacts of the rural residential subdivision that was created in the 1980s.

We don't receive any government funding and all of these properties were purchased with donations from individuals who believe the Daintree Lowland Rainforest should be protected forever. The properties are located in the localities of Forest Creek, Cow Bay, and Diwan. All of the properties have a boundary that connects them to land in the Daintree National Park estate. To help with the purchase of the next property please make a donation now online. 

Purchased properties are shown in orange. 

The properties shown in these maps are. 

157 Cape Tribulation Road (currently under contract). 

Lot 155 Cape Tribulation Road, Diwan. Purchased in November 2020.

Lot 330 Cape Tribulation Road, Cow Bay. Purchased in June 2020.

Lot 305 Cypress Road Cow Bay. Purchased in April 2020.

Lot 124 Quandong Road, Cow Bay. Purchased in March 2020.

Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay. Purchased in February 2020.

Lot 3 Thornton Peak Drive, Forest Creek. Purchased in January 2020.

Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay. Purchased in August 2019. 

They cover 22.73 hectares. You can read more about these properties here

We are now fundraising for the purchase of Lot 157 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan. Please make a donation now online. 

Land in Daintree National Park estate is shown in light green

Two-thirds of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest was excluded from inclusion in the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area that was declared in 1988. In the mid-1980s a pro-development Queensland State Government rezoned leasehold and freehold in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest, enabling a developer to subdivide it into 1,100 blocks. This resulted in the building of over 50 km of roads and the clearing and development of high conservation value rainforest for housing. The freehold land between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation has World Heritage values and should be protected in the Daintree National Park. 

We've recently undertaken an audit and identified a further 207 undeveloped freehold properties in the Daintree lowlands that should be included in the Daintree National Park. Building more houses on these properties would further fragment the rainforest and for that reason, further buyback of land is needed.

We are now fundraising for the purchase of Lot 157 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan. Please make a donation now online. 

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