• Provided the financial injection required to purchase Daintree Lot 83 from the Douglas Shire Council.
    • Collaborating with Rainforest Rescue, Douglas Shire Council, Greenfleet and the local community to protect a huge slice of the Daintree and restoring cassowary habitat on land previously cleared for cattle grazing.
    • Reforesting 100-hectares of grazing land to expand the rainforest along reef priority catchments along the Daintree River.
    • Granted Rainforest Rescue the footprint necessary to establish a new large-scale native plant nursery where Daintree-sourced and genetically appropriate trees will be propagated.
    • Partnering with Greenfleet to set up a carbon sequestration demonstration and research site.
    • Conducting a baseline ecological survey to provide a more detailed assessment of the species found on the property.

     

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    • The health of the Daintree rainforest is crucial. Hundreds of species including many endemic, rare and threatened species rely on the type of ecosystems found on Daintree Lot 83, such as the southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii), Bennett’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus), species of rainforest stream frogs and numerous vulnerable and near threatened plant species.
    • Once established, the native nursery on Daintree Lot 83 will increase Rainforest Rescue’s capacity to propagate rainforest seedlings – expanding and accelerating Daintree restoration efforts.
    • Through a partnership between Rainforest Rescue,Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation and Greenfleet, the nursery will also provide training and learning opportunities for Indigenous rangers on Country, and create Indigenous employment opportunities.
    • The plan for Daintree Lot 83 lays the foundations for a circular economy based on ecosystem services that will have tangible and long-lasting benefits for the community and the environment.
    • Daintree Lot 83 has demonstrated the power of cross-industry collaboration – between Governments, conservation groups and the community – to drive innovative solutions.
    “The sale of this land puts the land in the hands of those who are best placed to enhance and protect biodiversity and restore habitat for wildlife. We can do this by collaborating with and supporting our conservation community to make a real difference.”

    Michael Kerr, Douglas Shire Council Mayor

    “Climate change is the greatest challenge we are facing and planting trees is one of the things we can do to address it. Daintree Lot 83 is, symbolically, at the gateway to the Daintree and its purchase, and our plans for a nursery with the capacity to propagate 150,000 trees in a year, means we can increase our impact on a global climate level. We couldn’t do this without QTFN and its capacity to identify and manage large scale projects.”

    Branden Barber, CEO, Rainforest Rescue

    • Rainforest Rescue
    • Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation
    • Douglas Shire Council
    • Greenfleet
    • Community

  • Action & Insight

    Rainy Mountain Nature Refuge

    Di and Philip Daniels are in the final stage of having 94 acres of their 97-acre property at the base of Rainy Mountain in Kuranda declared as a nature refuge. After purchasing the property three years ago and retiring there in 2019, Di and Philip knew they wanted to look after and conserve the abundant […]

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    Supporting WWF to explore biodiversity co-benefits in Central Queensland

    QTFN is supporting another initiative funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Pilot Projects Program of the Land Restoration Fund. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature Australia’s (WWF) Protecting Threatened Species and Restoring Grazing Land project in Central Queensland is helping to kickstart the biodiversity co-benefits market in Queensland. Like our Counting the […]

    Read more

    Accounting for Nature

    In 2020, QTFN moved to implement the Accounting for Nature® Framework model at Aroona Station – a scientifically credible and trusted natural capital accounting standard used to measure the condition of environmental assets and inform investment and management decisions. As an approved provider of co-benefit verification under the Land Restoration Fund, Accounting for Nature® is […]

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  • Provided the financial injection required to purchase Daintree Lot 83 from the Douglas Shire Council.
  • Collaborating with Rainforest Rescue, Douglas Shire Council, Greenfleet and the local community to protect a huge slice of the Daintree and restoring cassowary habitat on land previously cleared for cattle grazing.
  • Reforesting 100-hectares of grazing land to expand the rainforest along reef priority catchments along the Daintree River.
  • Granted Rainforest Rescue the footprint necessary to establish a new large-scale native plant nursery where Daintree-sourced and genetically appropriate trees will be propagated.
  • Partnering with Greenfleet to set up a carbon sequestration demonstration and research site.
  • Conducting a baseline ecological survey to provide a more detailed assessment of the species found on the property.

 

Join Us

  • The health of the Daintree rainforest is crucial. Hundreds of species including many endemic, rare and threatened species rely on the type of ecosystems found on Daintree Lot 83, such as the southern cassowary (Casuarius casuarius johnsonii), Bennett’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus bennettianus), species of rainforest stream frogs and numerous vulnerable and near threatened plant species.
  • Once established, the native nursery on Daintree Lot 83 will increase Rainforest Rescue’s capacity to propagate rainforest seedlings – expanding and accelerating Daintree restoration efforts.
  • Through a partnership between Rainforest Rescue,Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation and Greenfleet, the nursery will also provide training and learning opportunities for Indigenous rangers on Country, and create Indigenous employment opportunities.
  • The plan for Daintree Lot 83 lays the foundations for a circular economy based on ecosystem services that will have tangible and long-lasting benefits for the community and the environment.
  • Daintree Lot 83 has demonstrated the power of cross-industry collaboration – between Governments, conservation groups and the community – to drive innovative solutions.
“The sale of this land puts the land in the hands of those who are best placed to enhance and protect biodiversity and restore habitat for wildlife. We can do this by collaborating with and supporting our conservation community to make a real difference.”

Michael Kerr, Douglas Shire Council Mayor

“Climate change is the greatest challenge we are facing and planting trees is one of the things we can do to address it. Daintree Lot 83 is, symbolically, at the gateway to the Daintree and its purchase, and our plans for a nursery with the capacity to propagate 150,000 trees in a year, means we can increase our impact on a global climate level. We couldn’t do this without QTFN and its capacity to identify and manage large scale projects.”

Branden Barber, CEO, Rainforest Rescue

  • Rainforest Rescue
  • Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation
  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Greenfleet
  • Community

Action & Insight

Rainy Mountain Nature Refuge

Di and Philip Daniels are in the final stage of having 94 acres of their 97-acre property at the base of Rainy Mountain in Kuranda declared as a nature refuge. After purchasing the property three years ago and retiring there in 2019, Di and Philip knew they wanted to look after and conserve the abundant […]

Read more

Supporting WWF to explore biodiversity co-benefits in Central Queensland

QTFN is supporting another initiative funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Pilot Projects Program of the Land Restoration Fund. The World Wildlife Fund for Nature Australia’s (WWF) Protecting Threatened Species and Restoring Grazing Land project in Central Queensland is helping to kickstart the biodiversity co-benefits market in Queensland. Like our Counting the […]

Read more

Accounting for Nature

In 2020, QTFN moved to implement the Accounting for Nature® Framework model at Aroona Station – a scientifically credible and trusted natural capital accounting standard used to measure the condition of environmental assets and inform investment and management decisions. As an approved provider of co-benefit verification under the Land Restoration Fund, Accounting for Nature® is […]

Read more