Lot 124 Quandong Road has essential habitat for the Endangered Cassowary and needs to be purchased and added to the Daintree National Park!Read more
We’ve provided answers to the most frequently asked questions on the purchase and protection of Lot 124 Quandong Road, Cow Bay in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest.Read more
On the 24th of November, we set out to raise the funds to buy Lot 390 Maple Road in Cow Bay in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of people in Australia and around the world we reached our goal of raising $25,000! Settlement on the purchase of Lot 390 maple Road occurred on Monday the 23rd of February 2020.Read more
We have an opportunity to buy a Daintree Rainforest property for only $25,000. Lot 390 Maple Road, Cow Bay is 1 ha in size and is covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation as it connects to the Daintree National Park. A survey by ecologist Kristopher Kupsch found it to be an ideal habitat for Cassowaries.Read more
FUNDRAISING FOR THIS PROJECT WAS COMPLETED IN NOVEMBER 2019 AND PURCHASE OCCURRED IN APRIL 2020.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Purchase of Lot 305 Cypress Road, Cow Bay
Area: 1 hectare
Threatened Species: Southern Cassowary, Ant Plant, Noahs Walnut, Climbing Pandanus Thornton Aspen
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest with endangered Fan Palm ecosystem RE 7.3.7.
Threats: Development for housing, domestic dogs, weeds
Lot 305 Cypress Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest - Picture by Steven Nowakowski
Lot 305 Cypress Road, Cow Bay is 1 ha in size and is completely covered by tropical rainforest. Buying and protecting this property will be a fantastic outcome for conservation. It connects to the Daintree National Park, is in pristine condition, and is vital habitat for the Endangered Cassowary.
Buying land in this location helps us to wind back the impacts of the disastrous 1980’s rural residential subdivision. We are focusing our efforts on Cow Bay as scientists have identified this area as being the highest priority for conservation. It has some of the highest levels of biodiversity and the highest densities of Cassowaries in Australia.
Through our Land Purchase to Save the Daintree National Park project, we are buying land and adding properties to the Daintree National Park and World Heritage Area and are helping to preserve critical Cassowary habitat.
Following the purchase of this property, it will be gifted to the Queensland Government for inclusion in the Daintree National Park.
Lot 305 Cypress Road is a freehold property that was zoned by the Douglas Shire Council as suitable for development. The property is 1 ha in size (10,000 sqm). With a purchase price of $25,000.
Prior to making a commitment to purchase of Lot 305 Cypress Road in Cow Bay we wanted to be reassured of its conservation values.
A vegetation survey was undertaken of Lot 305 Cypress Road, Cow Bay on the 2nd of September 2019 by ecologist and botanist Kristopher Kupsch. He found the vegetation to be remnant (not regrowth or disturbed) with a well development intact assemblage of 145 native species.
The vegetation Regional Ecosystem (RE) mapping by The Department of Environment and Science, Queensland Herbarium is mostly consistent with the site appraisal and much of the vegetation on Lot 305 is Fan Palm dominated tropical rainforest. This is classified as closed forest RE 7.3.7. and the Queensland Government has listed this vegetation type as “Endangered” under the Vegetation Management Act 1999. The Queensland government indicates “very little of this habitat (RE 7.3.7) remains” with an estimated 9,000 hectares prior to clearing and 1,000 hectares remaining in 2017. This Fan Palm dominated vegetation type solely occurs between Cardwell and Cape Tribulation and what remains, less than half is within reserves.
Thank you to the generous donors who funded the purchase and protection of this Daintree Rainforest Property. Thanks also to our friends at We Are Explorers for their wonderful support and to everyone that donated to the crowdfunding campaign in October 2019. You did it!
You can learn more about our project Land Purchase to Save the Daintree here.
Lot 305 Cypress Road in the Daintree Rainforest - Photo by Steven Nowakowski
Please make a donation now to help purchase the next Daintree Rainforest property.
Ecologist Kristopher Kupsch surveyed Lot 390 Maple Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and found an ideal habitat for the endangered Southern Cassowary.Read more
Fan Palm forest is one of Australia’s most beautiful landscapes and, in a land, where bushfires and all too common they provide a welcome oasis for the mind. They are also one of our most endangered ecosystems which has given us extra motivations to purchase and protect Lot 305 Cypress Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest.Read more
We Are Explorers is teaming up with Rainforest 4 Foundation to raise $25,000, purchase a block of land in the Daintree Rainforest, return it to the Daintree National Park and protect it forever. But what’s the Daintree actually like? And what can you do there? We sent Kate up north to find out.Read more
We’ve provided answers to the most frequently asked questions on the purchase and protection of Lot 305 Cypress Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest.Read more
We Are Explorers is crowdfunding $25,000 to help us purchase and protect one hectare of Daintree Lowland Rainforest. To get things started Kate Stevens from We Are Explorers headed up to see the property with Kelvin Davies and to meet the Traditional Owners, hang out with cassowaries, capture some shots and set to work building out the campaign. Now the countdown to the launch has begun!Read more