Protected forever! Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road will now be protected from the threat of development thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors.
Thank you to everyone who contributed gifts to help raise the $102,000 required for the purchase and protection of Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road. We are especially grateful to Little Locals - Early Learning who made saving this Daintree Rainforest property their community project in 2021. Thanks also to HalfCut and the amazing support provided by your team. Working together we've achieved this wonderful outcome!
Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road at Cow Bay shares a boundary with the Daintree National Park. The property also has many of the natural values that supported the national park being declared a World Heritage Area in 1988. Our survey of Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road identified 185 species of native plants including three Threatened species listed on the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992. They are the China Camp Laurel (Beilschmiedia castrisinensis), Gray’s Walnut (Endiandra grayi), and Noah’s Walnut (Endiandra microneura). You can read information from the survey undertaken by our ecologist here.
Lot 11 has also been mapped as essential Cassowary habitat by the Queensland Government. There are many species of native Laurels which provide fruits for Cassowaries. See photos from the property here.
Kelvin Davies at Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road.
TWO PROPERTIES NOW SAVED, ONE MORE TO GO!
On the 30th of October, I launched an appeal to raise $349,117 for the purchase and protection of three properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. They are, Lot 242 White Beech Road, Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road, and Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road, all in Cow Bay. Now we are very close to our goal with two of these properties purchased and protected.
This also brings us very close to our overall goal for 2021 which is to purchase and protect, on average, one property per month. With eleven Daintree Rainforest properties now secured we need to purchase and protect Lot 8 Buchannan Creek Road in Cow Bay, then, together, we will have achieved a hugely significant outcome.
To purchase Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road, I need to raise $64,505 by the 24th of December. That’s just six days away.
Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay
Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road is an at-risk freehold property that can be developed for housing, just as nearby properties have been in the past. It also shares a boundary with the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area. Please see photos of Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road here.
During our survey of Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road, we found two Threatened species of birds, the Macleay's Fig-parrot and the Southern Cassowary. A total of 176 species of native plants were found on the property including three Threatened species listed in the Queensland Nature Conservation Act (1992). Please read the results of the survey of Lot 8 here.
The endangered Southern Cassowary
All gifts matched!
Recognising the urgent need to protect the Daintree, a leadership team of donors has stepped up to establish a Matching Gift Challenge. The aim is to inspire others to support the purchase of special Daintree Rainforest properties and protect them forever.
Every donation we receive from now until 24 December will be matched - dollar for dollar.
The tropical rainforest you can save on Lot 8
This year we've made great progress with eleven properties purchased for conservation. With your help, we will make that twelve with the purchase and protect Lot 8 Buchannan Creek Road in Cow Bay.
If you have already donated to help save these properties, thank you so much. If not, please, please, join me and make a donation to help purchase Lot 8 Buchanan Creek Road in The Daintree Rainforest.
For the Daintree Rainforest,
Rainforest 4 Foundation
P.S. If you have any questions about the purchase and protection of land in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest please see our answers to frequently asked questions or email me at [email protected]. You can also call me during business hours at 0437 423 119.
The project to purchase and protect land in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest is a partnership involving the Rainforest 4 Foundation, Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation, and fellow non-profit HalfCut.