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
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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
THE YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT Unprecedented in Australia until 9 December 1988, privately-owned property (with human inhabitants) was compulsorily inscribed onto the World Heritage List. With this changed paradigm of Australian conservation governance, methods for procuring sustainable conservation economies have evolved. Many eco-travellers from Australia and around the world have availed themselves of this new opportunity to contribute and have subsequently expressed their strong and consistent
The 1988 ratification of Australia's wet-tropical rainforests onto the World Heritage List, which compulsorily inscribed a modicum of freehold Daintree Rainforest property within its proposed area, launched the resident human inhabitants into unchartered waters. With a clearly regulated
Beauty, utility and vitality may characterise an individual organism and extend to its community of life greater importance within an ecosystem context, but in every circumstance the appraisal is anthropogenic. Where attraction between members of the same species is a refined biological necessity, a greater good
Social stability and sustainable economic performance require a state framework of land and property laws that recognise the rights and duties of the individual and also the shared concerns of the wider community. State landholdings in Queensland amount to 118,420,876 hectares and are valued at