New Project: Help double the impact with the purchase of two Daintree properties.

We are doubling our efforts and with your help will purchase two special properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest by the 2nd of May 2021.

We have identified Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan and Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road at Cow Bay as the next properties to be purchased and protected. Please, donate now

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. As we are witnessing an increase in clearing for housing development we must act now.

We have identified Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan and Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road at Cow Bay as the next properties to be purchased and protected.

We are doubling our efforts and with your help will purchase two special properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest by the 2nd of May 2021.

Lot 167 Cape Tribulation Road is a 1.022 hectare property and Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road is 7.99 hectares. As the total area of these properties is 8.9922 hectares or 89,922 sqm the $224,805 for the two properties represents a price of $2.50 per sqm. This is an exceptional value for your investment in nature conservation.

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.

Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest

In early March we negotiated with the owners of these properties to obtain suitable prices and favourable terms and conditions. Now we have the challenge to raise the $224,805 needed for their purchase and protection. In the past 18 months, we have purchased and protected eight properties, yet in that time an equal number or more have been sold on the open market. We urgently need to increase the rate of land buyback for conservation. 

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.

Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest

An ecologist has surveyed the properties and I will provide the detailed outcomes next week, however, I can share with you now that a number of rare, threatened and endemic plants have been found on these properties. 

Lot 85 Cape Tribulation Road has a total of 237 species of rainforest plants and five species of plant species listed in the Queensland Nature Conservation Act (1992). There are also four species of plants that are endemic to the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. 

Lot 167 Buchanan Creek Road has 143 species of rainforest plants and one plant species listed in the Queensland Nature Conservation Act (1992). 

The intact tropical rainforest on these properties also provides essential habitat for the Endangered Southern Cassowary.

Please, make a donation now to help purchase and protect Lot 85 and Lot 167 in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Each $25 raised will help purchase and protect ten sqm of the Lowland Daintree Rainforest.  

The Daintree Lowland Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests on Earth and provides a refuge for wildlife and ancient flowering plants. It holds exceptionally high biodiversity and conservation value and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest remaining in Australia.

In 1982 the Queensland government approved an 1,137-lot rural residential subdivision in the Daintree. This resulted in two-thirds of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest being excluded from protection in the Daintree National Park and Wet Tropics World Heritage Area that was declared in 1988. The purchase of these properties and their protection in the Daintree National Park provides a fantastic outcome for wildlife conservation. We’ve provided answers to frequently asked questions here

Every property we purchase for conservation in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest will help reverse the impacts of the disastrous 1980’s rural residential subdivision.

Buyback of land will prevent development. 

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.

Since June 2019 we've raised funds to purchase eight properties so I know we can do this and all that’s needed is your support. I began creating programs to buy land in the Daintree Rainforest for conservation in 1999 and with the support of people like yourself, 52 properties have been purchased.

We are focusing our efforts on the Daintree Lowland Rainforest as it has the highest levels of biodiversity and the highest densities of Cassowaries in Australia. 

Through our project Land Purchase to Save the Daintree, we are buying land and adding properties to the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area. With your help, we will safeguard Cassowaries in this critical habitat.

Please, make a donation now to help purchase and protect Lot 85 and Lot 167 in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Each $25 raised will help purchase and protect ten sqm of the Lowland Daintree Rainforest.  

For the Daintree Rainforest,

Kelvin Davies

Founder

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 157 Cape Tribulation Road please email me at [email protected] or call me on 0437 423 119. 

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  • Betty Jager
    commented 2021-03-27 18:33:20 +1100
    Leave nature to be what it has for millions of years, every time someone destroys them the destroy part of theworld, We need forests for oxygen to breathe. Leave it alone.
  • Kelvin Davies
    published this page in Latest News 2021-03-17 07:35:45 +1100