Hooray! Lot 373 Hickory Road at Cow Bay will now be purchased and managed for its exceptional conservation values. This great outcome will provide a secure habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary and 210 native plant species of plants. Thank you to all of our wonderful donors!
Today we have announced our fundraising goal for Lot 373 Hickory Road has been reached and we can purchase this special Daintree Rainforest property. We have now purchased 22 Daintree Lowland Rainforest properties and you can see them all here.
Lot 373 Hickory Road is the only property where we have found the Fragrant Boxwood, an endemic tree restricted to the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland. On lot 373 it was identified from just one mature-sized specimen of approximately 10m tall.
Kelvin Davies with the leaves of the Fragrant Boxwood
The survey of Lot 373 Hickory Road by our ecologist and botanist identified 210 species of native plants including four species of conservation importance. The China Camp Laurel (Beilschmiedia castrisinensis), Gray’s Walnut (Endiandra grayi), Noah’s Walnut (Endiandra microneura), and the Fragrant Boxwood (Xanthophyllum fragrans), are listed as Threatened species in the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992. We've taken many photographs of the property and you can see them here.
Lot 373 Hickory Road provides essential habitat for the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii) which is listed as Endangered in the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992. This property shares a boundary with the Daintree National Park / World Heritage Area.
The endangered Southern Cassowary
During the survey of Lot 373 Hickory Road we identified 7 exotic plant species. With the purchase of the property, it can now be managed for conservation. Of the weeds, Spanish Shawl (Dissotis rotundifolia) is the most prolific. This is a ground cover species with a flower resembling a Tibouchina or Melastoma. They will be hand weeded and bagged for removal. Other exotic plants are the Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) which likely originated from neighbouring properties and Heliconia rostrata which are likely residual from planted specimens.
The purchase of Lot 373 Hickory Road at Cow Bay is a great outcome for conservation. Thank you to all of our wonderful donors!
Lot 373 Hickory Road is covered in Tropical Rainforest
FOCUS ON LOT 93 CAPE TRIBULATION ROAD AT DIWAN
We are now returning the focus of our efforts to the purchase and protection of Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road. The amount we need to raise for this property is $404,500. So far we have raised $89,097, leaving us with the remaining target of $315,403.
Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road is a freehold property that can be developed for housing subject to approval by the Douglas Shire Council.
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.
Hutchinson Creek in the Daintree Rainforest
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. It also has a 375-metre frontage with the beautiful Hutchinson Creek.
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 development. We’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. At $5 per sqm, this represents exceptional value for your investment in nature conservation.
Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan
We’ve taken many photographs of Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan which you can see here.
Let's make sure this beautiful Daintree Rainforest property is protected from the threat of development. 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.
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.
The Rainforest 4 Foundation and HalfCut recognise that we are Stronger Together and now raise funds together for the buyback of properties in the Daintree that are at risk of clearing and development. Thanks to HalfCut and their wonderful supporters for their significant contribution to the purchase of Lot 373 Hickory Road and the other Daintree Rainforest properties we are acquiring for conservation.