• Provided the financial injection required to purchase Daintree Lot 83 from the Douglas Shire Council.
    • Collaborating with Rainforest Rescue, Douglas Shire Council, 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 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
    • Community

  • Action & Insight

    Shaping a Nature Positive Future

    “97% of Australians want more action to protect nature” – The Biodiversity Council   Our sold-out “Shaping a Nature Positive Future” event brought together environmental, social, governmental, and financial expertise. The expert panel discussion and networking breakfast highlighted the need for urgency, transparency, and community engagement to advance Queensland’s Nature Positive agenda. A timely event […]

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    Lachlan Hughes Foundation: Ben’s Regenerative Journey

    “Here’s to our regenerative agriculture journeys: may they be full of opportunities for self-improvement and be a journey that never truly ends, but only evolves with each step we take.” – Ben Heathwood    The Lachlan Hughes Foundation recently celebrated and reflected on the participants’ journeys over the last 12 months in the LHF program.   […]

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    Watergum Community Koala Education Workshop

    On 18 November 2023, the Watergum community came together for a koala education workshop at Koala Crossing, one of QTFN’s Revolving Fund properties. The workshop focused on helping koala enthusiasts learn more about how to establish and conserve koala habitats, understand the challenges koalas face, and engage in koala survey activities.    Dave Madden, QTFN’s Restoration Project […]

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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, 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 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
  • Community

Action & Insight

Shaping a Nature Positive Future

“97% of Australians want more action to protect nature” – The Biodiversity Council   Our sold-out “Shaping a Nature Positive Future” event brought together environmental, social, governmental, and financial expertise. The expert panel discussion and networking breakfast highlighted the need for urgency, transparency, and community engagement to advance Queensland’s Nature Positive agenda. A timely event […]

Read more

Lachlan Hughes Foundation: Ben’s Regenerative Journey

“Here’s to our regenerative agriculture journeys: may they be full of opportunities for self-improvement and be a journey that never truly ends, but only evolves with each step we take.” – Ben Heathwood    The Lachlan Hughes Foundation recently celebrated and reflected on the participants’ journeys over the last 12 months in the LHF program.   […]

Read more

Watergum Community Koala Education Workshop

On 18 November 2023, the Watergum community came together for a koala education workshop at Koala Crossing, one of QTFN’s Revolving Fund properties. The workshop focused on helping koala enthusiasts learn more about how to establish and conserve koala habitats, understand the challenges koalas face, and engage in koala survey activities.    Dave Madden, QTFN’s Restoration Project […]

Read more