• 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

    Koala Crossing Nature Refuge

    Earlier this year, we had great legislative success on one of our long-term properties. Koala Crossing, on Yuggera country in Peak Crossing, has had half of the land secured and gazetted as four individual nature refuges.  The Koala Crossing Nature Refuge, Glider’s Glade Nature Refuge, Wallabies Knoll Nature Refuge and Cockatoo’s Corner Nature Refuge combined, provides 368ha […]

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    Avoid Island Hits 90 Bird Species

    The Queensland’s Trust for Nature’s Long Term holdings property, Avoid Island, recently hit an important milestone: our bird list officially hit 90 species. Our team conduct regular maintenance, research and educational trips throughout the year to this privately owned and protected island and all bird sightings are recorded and documented as part of regular surveying. It […]

    Read more

    C4RE Mammal Muster

    We want to extend a special thanks to all those dedicated citizen scientists who joined us for our second Citizens for Refuge Ecology (C4RE) Camp on Yuggera Country at our Koala Crossing Nature Refuge.   Dubbed the Mammal Muster, this camp was all about surveying for our furry friends, which in ecology world is often less about finding […]

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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

Koala Crossing Nature Refuge

Earlier this year, we had great legislative success on one of our long-term properties. Koala Crossing, on Yuggera country in Peak Crossing, has had half of the land secured and gazetted as four individual nature refuges.  The Koala Crossing Nature Refuge, Glider’s Glade Nature Refuge, Wallabies Knoll Nature Refuge and Cockatoo’s Corner Nature Refuge combined, provides 368ha […]

Read more

Avoid Island Hits 90 Bird Species

The Queensland’s Trust for Nature’s Long Term holdings property, Avoid Island, recently hit an important milestone: our bird list officially hit 90 species. Our team conduct regular maintenance, research and educational trips throughout the year to this privately owned and protected island and all bird sightings are recorded and documented as part of regular surveying. It […]

Read more

C4RE Mammal Muster

We want to extend a special thanks to all those dedicated citizen scientists who joined us for our second Citizens for Refuge Ecology (C4RE) Camp on Yuggera Country at our Koala Crossing Nature Refuge.   Dubbed the Mammal Muster, this camp was all about surveying for our furry friends, which in ecology world is often less about finding […]

Read more