Rainforest 4 Foundation

Project Info

Client Rainforest 4 Foundation
Skills Environmental regeneration and protection

Project Description

We have had the pleasure of collaborating with the Rainforest 4 Foundation. Rainforest Rangers is on a mission of global rainforest restoration. It is an all-inclusive movement of people who want to see a greener world of thriving, healthy rainforests for the benefit of people, wildlife, the planet and the climate.
Rainforest 4 exists to help you protect and restore the Earth’s rainforests.
Rainforests provide habitat for more than half of all species. They regulate weather patterns, sequester carbon from the atmosphere and provide vital ecosystem services upon which humanity depends.
Through their projects, their deliver real outcomes for wildlife, climate, people and the planet. With your support, they protect and restore rainforests by purchasing land, creating new protected areas, stopping and reversing the impacts of development, and restoring rainforest ecosystems damaged in the past.
Our Mission and Values, Partnership Strategy and Conservation Strategy further outline who we are, what we do, and how we do it.
This time Stake for Nature is funding a project to save the Daintree forest located in Diwan, Queensland Australia.
The Daintree Lowland Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests on Earth having survived undisturbed for over 120 million years. It holds exceptionally high biodiversity and conservation value and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest remaining in Australia.
Rainforests once covered much of eastern Australia, however, as conditions became drier the rainforest contracted and today the Daintree provides a refuge for many unique species. The Bennett’s Tree-kangaroo, Musky Rat-kangaroo, and the Southern Cassowary can be found here, as well a number of endemic plant species that have retained the same primitive characteristics of their ancestors. The flora of the Daintree contains an almost complete record of the evolution of plant life on Earth, including extremely ancient flowering plant families found nowhere else.
In 1982 the Queensland government approved an 1,136-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. Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road is one of these properties.
Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road is an 8.09-hectare freehold property is located at Diwan in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. It was created through the subdivision of land that occurred in 1982. Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road can be developed for housing subject to approval by the Douglas Shire Council.
To prevent Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road from being developed for housing the Rainforest 4 Foundation will purchase and protect this property and ensure it is managed for conservation as part of the Daintree National Park estate.
They have secured the option to purchase this property and now they have the challenge to raise $420,680. This includes a contribution towards the management and restoration of the land and ensuring that it is protected forever. As Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road is 8.09 hectares this represents a price of $5.20 per sqm. This provides a real and tangible outcome for your investment in nature conservation.

 

Solution

Rainforest 4 Foundation has identified this property at Lot 93 Cape Tribulation Road as a priority acquisition. Rainforest 4 Foundation is working to purchase and transfer ownership of land to the Daintree National Park. This will strengthen protection for the Daintree Lowland Rainforest, help reverse the negative impacts of rural residential development, and offer the best path forward for ensuring the world’s most ancient rainforest continues to thrive for generations to come.
Buying land in the Daintree helps all of us to reverse the impacts of the disastrous 1980’s rural residential subdivision. All donations are tax-deductible, and receipts will be issued.
Please, make your tax-deductible donation now to help purchase and protect Lot 93 CapeTribulation Road in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. Each $5.00 you donate will purchase and protect one sqm of the Lowland Daintree Rainforest.
Below you can see an interview in which we had the immense pleasure to ask directly to the founder, Kelvin Davies and Dee Tipping, Donor Relations about the foundation. They explained to us in detail what they are doing and where our donations are going to go.

The most extraordinary place on earth.
David Attenborough

 

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