With the exception of one of the 12 camera traps, which revealed a faulty data card, January 2020 captured 118 cassowaries, 166 feral pigs and 8 dingoes. Comparing the month of December 2019, there were 92 more cassowary sightings, 28 more feral pigs and 18 fewer dingo sightings. Of the 13 cassowary chicks that hatched out this latest breeding period, only 2 appear to
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The Management Committee of Daintree Rainforest Foundation Ltd., has decided to rationalise data collection into alignment with the months of the year. So the first fortnight will be set aside and the reporting will begin with December, 2019 and then, January 2020. etc. For the entire month of December 2019, 26 cassowaries, 26 Dingoes and 138-feral pigs were photographed.
2018 ANNUAL REPORT The major news for this year, is the publication of A Stray Liana by DAINTREE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION LTD Chairperson, Neil Hewett. Published by Daintree Rainforest P/L in May 2019, this high-quality coffee-table publication chronicles an odyssey spanning more than thirty-years, through some of Australia’s most remote and traditional Indigenous homelands and into the heart of the world’s oldest rainforest,
Daintree Rainforest Foundation, in conjunction with Daintree Rainforest P/L, has committed to a long term data collection process through the installation of a dozen camera traps placed strategically throughout the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest. The first month captured 29 cassowaries, 67 feral-pigs and 17 dingoes. Other species of organism have also been captured by the camera traps, like the Boyd's Forest Dragon on the skinny
Seven Worlds - One Planet The first episode of Sir David Attenborough’s new series commenced in the heart of the world’s longest surviving rainforest. Here, Big Bertha, Grand Dame of Cassowaries, reigns supreme. She is almost 2-metres in height when she pumps herself up to her full height to impress or to defend her domain. The vision of stately old-growth rainforest of
A STRAY LIANA - OUT NOW! This beautiful book - A Stray Liana - containing three-hundred-and-forty-five-pages, three-quarters of which are spectacular photographs, chronicles an odyssey spanning more than thirty-years, through some of Australia's most remote and traditional Indigenous homelands and into the heart of the world's oldest rainforest. In Australia’s tropical north-east, about the sixteenth parallel, a great global treasure possesses the
2018 ANNUAL REPORT This year, DAINTREE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION LTD expressed its formal interest in acquiring Lot 177 Turpentine Road, Diwan, QLD. Fronting onto Cape Tribulation Road and also adjoining Cooper Creek at the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area boundary, gives this property strategically important cassowary conservation values. The intended purpose of the acquisition is to secure the property’s conservation values as
LANDSLIDE IN THE HEART OF REFUGIA 1 JULY 2018 Heavy, unseasonal rainfall brought a tumultuous 145-mm in a relatively short period overnight, precipitating the slumping of a significant portion of the oldest rainforest in the world. After a dry June, an exceptional downpour of 137-mm on the first night of July initiated a landslide from the top of Thornton Peak (Wundungu.) A
2017 ANNUAL REPORT Still in early stages of development, the Foundation received a wonderful boost with the acceptance of Mr. Emrys Nekvapil to the position of Director, on 5 March 2017. Emrys is a barrister specialising in equity and public law, with a broad trial and appellate practice, particularly focussing upon public law, commercial law and torts. He is very interested
THE YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT Daintree Rainforest Foundation Ltd was originally set-up with two accounts; a Community Account for receipt of all payments and a Maxi-Account for reserved advantages. Changes in bank fees and account policy allowed the Foundation to operate on one account and the Maxi-Account has been closed. With registration as a Not For Profit Organisation