Fundraising for this project was completed in June 2019
Land Purchase to Save the Daintree - Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road
Location: Queensland, Australia
Action: Purchase of Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay
Area: 1 hectare
Price per hectare: $25,000 ($2.50 per sqm)
Threatened Species: Southern Cassowary, Bennetts Tree-kangaroo
Habitat: Lowland Tropical Rainforest
Threats: Development, domestic dogs, weeds
Kelvin Davies on Lot 107 Buchan Creek Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest
Purchase of Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road
Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay is 1 ha in size and is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation. It connects to the Daintree National Park in multiple directions, is in pristine condition and is 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 National Park project, we are buying land and adding properties to the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area and are helping to preserve critical Cassowary habitat.
The purchase of this freehold property has assisted in winding back of the impacts of the disastrous 1980’s subdivision of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Following the purchase of this property, it will be gifted to the Queensland Government for inclusion in the Daintree National Park. The vegetation type is classified as 1a. Complex Mesophyll Vine Forest on deep fertile soils (Regional Ecosystem 7.3.17), which has a biodiversity status of ‘Endangered’ under the VM Act, 1999.
Map showing Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest
You can learn more about our project Land Purchase to Save the Daintree here.