Another Daintree Rainforest property has been saved from the threat of development thanks to the wonderful support of donors who made a personal commitment to Save the Daintree.
Kelvin Davies celebrates the purchase of Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road
Today I can announce that we’ve reached the fundraising target to purchase Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road. I am so grateful to everyone who made a donation, thank you so much!
I am extremely pleased that we can now protect Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road as it will prevent another house from being built in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. A rural residential subdivision in 1982 created 1,137 lots and while many properties have been purchased for conservation the subdivision created 50 km of roads many houses have now been built in the Daintree.
We recently identified 207 undeveloped freehold properties that need protection. Let’s keep buying them back and protect the Daintree from development.
Lot 167 is the tenth property we have purchased in the last twenty months thanks to the generosity of donors. Thanks again to everyone who donated to help save Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road. We have also purchased Lot 107 Buchanan Creek Road and four other properties in Cow Bay.
Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest
The rainforest on Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road provides essential habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary and I have seen them in the area on many occasions.
Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road also has a special species of tree that Cassowaries love. Noah’s Walnut has large yellow oblong-shaped fruits that are eaten and dispersed by the Southern Cassowary. This trees is only found naturally between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation. It is also listed as a Threatened species and is just one of 143 species of native plants found on Lot 167. Please see photographs of the property in an album on the Save the Daintree Rainforest Facebook page.
Saved: Noah's Walnut is a Threatened species
On the 17th of April, I launched a campaign to buy two Daintree properties by raising $224,805. They were Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road and Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road. As soon as we’d raised half of the funds, we quickly moved to purchase Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road, and settlement on the purchase is now scheduled for the 12th of June. As we've now reached the full target we can also purchase Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road and we will now set a date for the settlement and announce that soon.
On the 17th of May, I launched a matching gift campaign to raise the final $100,000 and it only took two weeks to raise the funds. Thank you to everyone that responded and of course, I am also very grateful to the very generous individual who provided the $50,000 for the matched gift.
I also want to thank James Stanton-Cooke (aka Jimmy HalfCut). James has been raising funds with the supporters of fellow non-profit HalfCut and the HalfCut heroes have contributed to the purchase of the last six properties!
With your support, we will continue the buyback of land to Save the Daintree Rainforest. The next property we’ve identified for purchase and protection is Lot 110 Fan Palm Road. This property is something special as it is covered in beautiful Fan Palms. We’ll share more information on this eight-hectare property soon however if you’d like to learn more please check it out now. And if you like to be the first to contribute to the purchase of Lot 110 Fan Palm Road, you can donate now.
Thank you for helping to Save the Daintree Rainforest,
Founder, Rainforest 4 Foundation
P.S. If you have any questions about the purchase and protection of land in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest, please email info@Rainforest4.org or call me on 0437 423 119.
P.S.S. If you'd like to see more updates please follow our Save the Daintree Rainforest Facebook page.
And don't forget to feast your eyes on our photo album here of the spectacular rainforest you've helped protect at Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road.