Daintree's Lot 257 purchased for conservation - Thank you!

It's not every day that you can say you've helped to save Threatened species however that's true for our generous donors today. 

Today we have announced our fundraising goal for Lot 257 Silver Ash Road has been reached and we can purchase this special property in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. We are very grateful to everyone who donated to help purchase this property for conservation. 

We are also thrilled that Lot 257 Silver Ash Road will be our first acquisition for 2022. Settlement on the purchase of the property is scheduled for April. 

Lot 257 Silver Ash Road at Cow Bay is 1.09 hectares of Lowland Tropical Rainforest with 258 species of native plants. You can see photos of Lot 257 here

There are 3 Threatened species of plants on Lot 257 Silver Ash Road, they are the;

     1,     Daintree Gardenia Randia audasii 

     2,     Noah’s Walnut Endiandra microneura 

     3,     Greys Walnut Endiandra grayi 

There two Threatened species of birds occurring on Lot 257 are the; 

     1,     Macleay's Fig-Parrot Cyclopsitta diophthalma macleayana 

     2,     Southern Cassowary Casuarius casuarius johnsonii  

Lot 257 Silver Ash Road is covered in Tropical Rainforest

Lot 257 Silver Ash Road is the first Daintree property we've purchased for 2022. Thanks again to everyone who made this possible through their generous donations. In 2021 we purchased 12 Daintree Rainforest properties for conservation! That was an amazing outcome and one we are aiming to repeat in 2022. 

Thank you to fellow non-profit HalfCut and their supporters for again making a great contribution to the fundraising for this property. 

Daintree Rainforest Tour 2022

You’re invited to join us on a unique tour of the world’s oldest living rainforest, 26 – 28 April. 

To celebrate the purchase and protection of more than 20 properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest we’re hosting donors and friends on a unique tour of the Daintree. 

Over three days in April, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time with Kuku Yalanji guides who will introduce us to the Daintree through their eyes. We’re also handing over ten rainforest blocks to Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners that have been purchased with the support of people like yourself. See more information and book now

As a valued supporter of our work, we are offering you the first opportunity to register for this tour. We will be opening up this opportunity to other supporters in 48 hours so please reserve your spot now. 

Your hosts will be the Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal CorporationHalfCut, and the Rainforest 4 Foundation.

Spaces are strictly limited and to help us manage the activities bookings are essential. For more information and to book now please see this page

Fast facts:

Tour dates: 26 – 28 April 2022.
Itinerary: three days of opt-in experiences in the Daintree Rainforest.
Cost: guests pay their own way to maximise conservation outcomes. Some guided walks and one dinner have costs involved but most of the program is free.
Transit, accommodation, and other meals: guests make their own arrangements and pay their own way
Capacity: numbers are very limited. Walking tours have a capacity of 12 people, other events have a capacity of between 40 – 100.

For more information and to book now please see this page

Itinerary overview:

Tuesday 26 April

9.00 am – 11.00 am Rainforest Restoration tree planting, Lot 11 Buchanan Creek Road.

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Rainforest Walking Tour with Kuku Yalanji guides and rainforest ecologist.

6.30 pm – 9.30 pm Dinner at Heritage Lodge.

Wednesday 27 April

9.00 am – 11.00 am Rainforest Walking Tour with Kuku Yalanji guides and rainforest ecologist.

12.30 pm – 3.30 pm Ceremony for the handover of Daintree Rainforest properties to Kuku Yalanji Traditional Ownership.

6.00 pm - 9 pm Dinner at Tides Restaurant.

Thursday 28 April

9.00 am – 11.00 am Rainforest Restoration tree planting, Lot 93.

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm Tag-along-tour of protected properties with rainforest ecologist.

For more information and to book now please see this page

Next up is Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan 

We are continuing to raise the funds for the purchase of Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road. The target to purchase and protect this property is $404,500. So far we've raised $43,556 leaving us with the remaining target of $360,944

The high biodiversity and threatened species on Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan have identified this property as our highest priority for acquisition. Our vegetation survey identified an amazing 258 species of native plants, including 5 threatened species and 4 more that are endemic to the Daintree Rainforest

This beautiful rainforest is deserving of protection. However, it was not included in the Daintree National Park declared in 1988 and it remains a freehold property zoned for developmentWe’ve taken many photographs of the property which you can see here.

Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest is 8.09-hectares in size. We are raising $404,500 for its purchase and protection. At $5 per sqm, this represents exceptional value for your investment in nature conservation.  

Please, donate now to help purchase and protect Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Each $5.00 you donate will purchase and protect one sqm of the Lowland Daintree Rainforest.  

Thanks for everything you do to help Save the Daintree Rainforest.

Kelvin Davies

Founder, 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.

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    published this page in Latest News 2022-03-11 12:12:04 +1100