Daintree Buyback Lot 390 Purchase and Protection


Project snapshot

Location: Queensland, Australia
Action: Purchase of Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay
Area: 1 hectare

Threatened Species: Southern Cassowary, Noahs Walnut and Climbing Pandanus  
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest classified as regional ecosystem 7.11.1a Mesophyll vine forest


Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay is 1 ha in size and is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property is a fantastic outcome for conservation as it connects to the Daintree National Park, is in pristine condition, and is a vital habitat for the Endangered Cassowary.

Buying land in this location helps us to wind back the impacts of the disastrous 1980’s rural residential subdivision. We are focusing our efforts on Cow Bay as scientists have identified this area as being the highest priority for conservation. It has some of the highest levels of biodiversity and the highest densities of Cassowaries in Australia. 

Through our Land Purchase to Save the Daintree project, we are buying land and adding properties to the Daintree National Park (CYPAL) and World Heritage Area and are helping to preserve critical Cassowary habitat. 

Following the purchase of this property, it will be transfered to the Queensland Government for inclusion in the Daintree National Park. 

Lot 390 Maple Road is a freehold property. The property is 1 ha in size (10,000 sqm). With a purchase price of $25,000.

Prior to making a commitment to purchase of Lot 390 Maple Road in Cow Bay we wanted to be reassured of its conservation values.

A vegetation survey was undertaken by ecologist and botanist Kristopher Kupsch. He found the vegetation to be a well-developed intact assemblage of 207 native species of plants.

Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest

Thank you to the generous donors who funded the purchase and protection of this Daintree Rainforest Property.

You can learn more about our project Land Purchase to Save the Daintree here


Fan Palms on Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest

Please make a donation now to help purchase the next Daintree Rainforest property. 

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