Urgent appeals

Act now to help protect the oldest rainforest on Earth. The entire Lowland tropical rainforest of the Daintree is now listed as endangered. The impacts of ongoing clearing for housing continue to cause fragmentation of this special rainforest. Please help now to Save the Daintree.

Lot 43 Bus Removal and Clean Up

Help us restore Lot 43 in the Daintree Rainforest

Purchase and restoration of Lot 204 Cedar Road

Help us protect Lot 204 Cedar Road

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Saving the Daintree

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Square metres of the Daintree saved

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Daintree properties purchased

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Active Conservation Projects

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Save the Daintree prioritises a science-based approach to evaluate the conservation value of its projects. For every block of land we sign a contract on, we conduct ecological survey evaluations of the properties to yield the flora, fauna, and vegetation status of the property.

We have advanced our strategic planning for land acquisition through a citizen science program that developed the “Daintree Acquisition Strategy”, a comprehensive assessment of lots of land available to purchase which identified properties of priority for purchase. Two ecologists conducted on-the-ground assessments of the properties to catalogue the botanical features, vegetation status, and development risk.

Sign The Petition to Save the Daintree

We're calling on the Douglas Shire Council, Queensland Government and Australian Government to dismiss current proposals for further development in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and work together and with other stakeholders to develop a conservation management plan for the area.

Sign the petition to Save the Daintree now

Conservation Projects

With your help, we purchase land in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest and protect it forever. In November 2021, the Australian Government listed the lowland tropical rainforest of the Wet Tropics ecological community as endangered, under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Despite this listing, freehold properties in the Daintree remain at risk from rural residential development.

Rainforest Buyback Fund

Far North Queensland

Lot 43 Bus Removal and Clean Up

Lot 43 Bus Removal and Clean Up

Revolving Fund

Save the Daintree Revolving Fund

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Revolving Fund

Save the Daintree Revolving Fund program is an innovative solution to achieving the long-term protection of key biodiversity values. Acquiring private land for conservation is a powerful way to permanently protect important species and ecosystems.

By contributing to our Revolving Fund program, you can provide support for projects that require a long-term commitment to planning well ahead of our fundraising cycle. That means when a high conservation value property comes up for sale, we'll have the funds to put down a deposit straight away, dramatically increasing the amount of private land protected.

Permanent contributions to our Revolving Fund program are tax-deductible and receipts will be issued.

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