Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Rainforest has been purchased for conservation! Thank you to the wonderful donors who helped to achieve this great outcome.
Thank you our wonderful donors
Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan in the heart of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest has been purchased for conservation with settlement occurring on the 6th of April 2023.
A population of the Green Dinasour (Idiospermum australiense) occurs on Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road and this provided added incentive to choose this property for purchase and protection in the adjoining Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area.
The Idiospermum has provided justification for the description of the Daintree as the oldest continuously existing rainforest in the world. They are of great significance to science and our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants. The Idiospermum has a very limited distribution and Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road is the only property where we have found this very rare and ancient flowering plant. On lot 150 we found mature-sized specimens with hundreds of germinating seeds and older seedlings.
We are delighted that Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road has been purchased and can now be provided with the highest level of protection.
The Green Dinosaur on Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road.
The acquisition of Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road helps to fulfil our vision for the conservation of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest which requires the buyback of all undeveloped freehold properties so they can be managed for their exceptional conservation values.
The vegetation on Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road is Regional Ecosystem is 7.3.10a “Mesophyll vine forest, described as moderately to poorly-drained alluvial plains, of moderate fertility. Lowlands of the very wet and wet zone'.
“Small areas on the very wet lowlands, especially between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation, harbour plant species which are extremely restricted and uncommon. Many areas of this ecosystem are considered refugial in nature and are local centers of endemism. Many representatives of primitive families of flowering plants are present, including the monotypic family Idiospermaceae. The ecosystem is the habitat for many threatened plant species”.
International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
This vegetation type is also categorized by the Queensland Government as the primary habitat for the Endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) and during our survey of Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road we observed an adult male Cassowary with a juvenile chick.
Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road - Thank you to the generous donors
Thank you to all of our wonderful donors!
We purchased Lot 150 Cape Tribulation Road to fulfil our vision for the conservation of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. This requires the buyback of all undeveloped freehold properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and ensuring the land is included in the Daintree National Park (CYPAL) where it can be managed for conservation. Its strategic location makes this an important acquisition as we work towards reversing the impacts of the subdivision created in 1982.
In just over 3 years we've acquired 27 Daintree properties for conservation. You can see them here.
The properties are purchased with donations made by everyday Australians and people from around the world that love the Daintree and want to see it protected forever. This is so meaningful and I greatly appreciate the contribution of everyone who supported this great outcome.
The next Daintree Property is Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road
We've been steadily raising the funds for the next Daintree Property purchase - Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road is also located at Diwan. This property has an Endangered regional ecosystem. and the Climbing Pandan (Freycinetia percostata) is listed as Vulnerable to extinction.
The Endangered Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) was observed during the survey. There are only 4,400 of these amazing big birds remaining in Australia’s wet tropical rainforest. We also saw an Orange-footed Scrub Fowl (Megapodius reinwardt) by its large incubation mound and nearby, a terrestrial termite mound with an excavated nesting tunnel presumably made by a Buff Breasted Paradise Kingfisher.
Please, donate now and help purchase Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Rainforest. Your donation will help purchase and protect essential Cassowary habitat.
Lot 34 Cape Tribulation Road
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Bennett's Tree-kangaroo - Photo by David White
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Thank you to everyone helping to Save the Daintree Rainforest.
Founder, Rainforest 4 Foundation
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.