Rainforest 4 Foundation supporters were up in arms at the news that Douglas Shire Council was considering a bridge across the Daintree River. In response, we launched a petition and made a formal submission in opposition to the proposed bridge. Now the results are in.Read more
Criminals have damaged our tree planting site in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. More than 400 rainforest trees, some of them established through the donations of a ten year old boy who chipped in all his pocket money, have been ripped from the earth and left on the ground to die.Read more
Dr Steven Turton issues a warning on the threats to the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and its World Heritage values.Read more
A formal submission and a petition signed by over 8,000 people have been presented to the Douglas Shire Council in opposition to the proposed bridge over the Daintree RiverRead more
The Daintree Lowland Rainforest is the only place on Earth where two World Heritage sites exist side-by-side. It is home to the oldest tropical rainforest in the World and boasts the greatest diversity of plants and animals found in Australia. There are more tree species in one hectare of the Daintree than in all of the UK.
Right now, the local government – Douglas Shire Council – has tabled plans to build a bridge over the Daintree River. At the moment, the only way to cross the river and enter the Daintree Lowland Rainforest is by vehicular barge.Read more
If we could buy just one property in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest for conservation Lot 157 Cape Tribulation Road at Diwan would be the one. The endangered Cassowary, rare Bennett’s Tree-kangaroo, and the Musky Rat-kangaroo are all found here, however, on this 8.0937-hectare property, it is the rainforest itself that is exceptionally important.Read more
The Daintree Rainbowfish was only discovered in 2018 yet it has already been listed as Critically Endangered. They are only known to exist in the Cooper and Hutchinson creek systems of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and the number one action needed to ensure their survival is habitat protection.Read more