• 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

    National Threatened Species Day

    At QTFN biodiversity it our business! We aim to protect and enhance habitat for many species including several threatened species through our properties, education programs and partnerships. On National Threatened Species day we want to highlight some of our threatened species: Koala – we are enhancing and protecting koala habitat through our Koala Crossing and […]

    Read more

    Celebrate Queensland’s Biodiversity by connecting with Nature

    National Biodiversity Month is celebrated every year across Australia during September. At the Queensland Trust for Nature, we aim to get more people connecting with nature and valuing Queensland’s biodiversity. As part of National Biodiversity Month, we have prepared a calendar to provide ideas of how to connect with nature for at least 20 minutes […]

    Read more

    Partnering to Support Koala Conservation

    We’d like to pay special tribute to our special community of partners and individuals who are making positive change within our Koala Habitat Partnerships Restoration Program (KHRPP). Since it commenced in 2019, the KHRPP has planted more than 170,000 koala trees across 100 hectares of cleared council and privately-owned land. A further 145 hectares of existing […]

    Read more

  • 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

National Threatened Species Day

At QTFN biodiversity it our business! We aim to protect and enhance habitat for many species including several threatened species through our properties, education programs and partnerships. On National Threatened Species day we want to highlight some of our threatened species: Koala – we are enhancing and protecting koala habitat through our Koala Crossing and […]

Read more

Celebrate Queensland’s Biodiversity by connecting with Nature

National Biodiversity Month is celebrated every year across Australia during September. At the Queensland Trust for Nature, we aim to get more people connecting with nature and valuing Queensland’s biodiversity. As part of National Biodiversity Month, we have prepared a calendar to provide ideas of how to connect with nature for at least 20 minutes […]

Read more

Partnering to Support Koala Conservation

We’d like to pay special tribute to our special community of partners and individuals who are making positive change within our Koala Habitat Partnerships Restoration Program (KHRPP). Since it commenced in 2019, the KHRPP has planted more than 170,000 koala trees across 100 hectares of cleared council and privately-owned land. A further 145 hectares of existing […]

Read more