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another little piece of rainforest saved forever!!!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Notice how long it’s been since Maria wrote a blog? What a lazy thing she has become, spending all her days sunbathing by the pool, and her nights partying at Cairns top nightspots while I work…

While she’s been relaxing and I’ve been working, a dedicated group known as Rainforest Rescue have rescued yet another slice of the Daintree rainforest. 

“On 13th of May 2009 the purchase of Lot 29 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree was completed; our thanks and congratulations to everyone for their part in making this happen.

This property represents acquisition Number 11 in the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project – identifying and purchasing precious rainforest at risk of development and establishing Nature Refuge status, which protects it forever under covenants ratified by the Queensland Parliament in Australia.

With No.11, not only does this mean that the unique rainforest flora here, including the impressive Fan Palms are safe, but rare and endangered species like the Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo and Cassowaries now have a vital corridor through the rural residential subdivision from the Daintree National Park on its northern side to two declared Nature Reserves in the south. This is particularly important in this area, as residential development fragments essential cassowary habitat through clearing and the introduction of weeds and dogs…

As a dedicated Nature Refuge, no development is possible at all now on this property; no dogs, no traffic, no clearing, nothing… Another victory for the Daintree and its precious inhabitants, made possible by individuals and businesses like you. Piece by piece, we are making a difference.”

We are delighted to be a small part of the success of Rainforest Rescue. We make a regular monthly donation to help save the Daintree Rainforest, and also make an additional $25 donation every time a Daintree or Cape Tribulation business advertises on our website (new listings and renewals). Not only do we personally feel it is worthwhile, we feel it is our obligation as a business to help protect the environment from which we derive our livelihood. It just makes sense, doesn’t it?