Daintree’s Lot 85 Protected Forever!

Great news from the Daintree Lowland Rainforest! Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road will be protected forever!

Through donations made by hundreds of generous people, we have raised the funds to secure this special property of 7.99 hectares. Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful outcome possible. 

Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road has a total of 237 species of rainforest plants and five are listed as Threatened species in the Queensland Nature Conservation Act (1992). There are also four species of plants that are endemic, being only found in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Read more here.

The vegetation on Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road is described as having these special qualities.  

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 centres 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.”

The rainforest on Lot 85 also provides essential habitat for the Endangered Southern Cassowary. Read more here.

Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road and the Endangered Southern Cassowary

A significant forest of Fan Palm (Licuala ramsayi) occurs on Lot 85. This species is a characteristic species of the Wet Tropics bioregion and the majestic primordial forests of them on Lot 85 will now be protected. They provide habitat for flying mammals, frogs, and insects whilst producing copious red fruit for birds. We have added some pictures and more information here.

Fan Palms on Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to help purchase and protect this extremely important Daintree Rainforest property including the many people who supported our partners at HalfCut in their fantastic fundraising efforts. We have scheduled settlement on the purchase of Lot 85 to occur on the 12 of June 2021. We will then work with the Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation to protect the property in the Daintree National Park estate

While Lot 85 is secured we know we only have half the job done.

On the 17th of March, I launched a campaign to purchase not one but two Daintree Rainforest properties, being, Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan and Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road in Cow Bay.

We set out to raise $224,805 and as we’ve raised over half of the required funds we can now buy Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road, however, we still need to reach the full target to secure Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road. We’ve now raised $115,915 and that leaves $108,890 still to raise.

We’d hoped to raise the funds to the 2nd of May. As we’ve not achieved that I’ve obtained an extension on the purchase date for Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road so we can keep raising funds until the 31st of May.

Please, will you help purchase and protect the Daintree Rainforest. Every $2.50 you donate will help save one square metre of the Daintree. If you donate $25 you will help save ten square meters of essential Cassowary habitat! A donation of $50 will help save 20 square meters and $100 will help save forty square meters of the World Heritage value Daintree Rainforest.

Daintree Rainforest land sales have rapidly escalated due to Covid-19 and we urgently need to increase our buyback of land to directly compete with those that would develop the world's oldest rainforest.

Please, make a donation now to help purchase and protect Lot 167 in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Each $25 you donate will help purchase and protect ten sqm of the Lowland Daintree Rainforest.  

Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road, Cow Bay is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation as it will prevent another house from being constructed and this will wind back the impacts of the disastrous 1980’s rural residential subdivision. The Cow Bay area has one of the highest levels of biodiversity and the highest densities of Cassowaries in Australia. 

With your support, we will continue the buyback of land to Save the Daintree Rainforest. 

For the Daintree Rainforest,

Kelvin Davies


Rainforest 4 Foundation

P.S. You can donate now online or if you want to donate with a cheque/money order or through a direct deposit please see our Ways to Donate page.

P.P.S. If you have any questions about the purchase and protection of Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road and Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road please email me at [email protected] or call me on 0437 423 119.

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  • Kelvin Davies
    published this page in Latest News 2021-05-07 14:17:49 +1000