Save the Daintree

Save the Daintree is a program of Gondwana Rainforest Trust Ltd (formerly Rainforest 4 Foundation Ltd), an Australian Company Limited by Guarantee (the legal structure of an Australian non-profit organisation).

Endangered Ecological Community

The Daintree Lowland Rainforest itself has now been identified as part of an Endangered Ecological Community. In November 2021, the Australian Government listed the lowland tropical rainforest of the Wet Tropics ecological community in the Endangered Category under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This area extends from near Ingham (just south of the Cardwell Range) in the south to north around Cape Tribulation. While now listed as endangered, the Daintree Lowland Rainforest is still not fully protected. Freehold properties in the Daintree lowland remain at risk from rural residential development.

The Daintree Lowland Rainforest is one of the oldest rainforests on Earth and provides a refuge for wildlife and ancient flowering plants. It holds exceptionally high biodiversity and conservation value and is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest remaining in Australia. With almost 200 undeveloped properties remaining in private ownership, the future of the Daintree is yet to be determined. We're working to buy back these properties and protect them for conservation, to save the Daintree Rainforest. 

Contributing to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Save the Daintree is contributing to several of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: 

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Australian Charity Registration

Save the Daintree is a program of Gondwana Rainforest Trust (ABN 49 628 358 323), a non-profit organisation. We are registered with the Australian Government as a Company Limited by Guarantee and with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.


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