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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,

2019 ANNUAL REPORT2020-02-10T08:42:24+10:00

Camera Trap Report 1

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

Camera Trap Report 12019-12-28T19:46:25+10:00

Seven Worlds – One Planet

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

Seven Worlds – One Planet2019-12-10T10:58:37+10:00

A Stray Liana

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

A Stray Liana2019-05-17T18:27:55+10:00

2018 Annual & Financial Reports

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

2018 Annual & Financial Reports2019-03-29T06:58:05+10:00

Thornton Peak Landslide

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

Thornton Peak Landslide2018-08-30T06:56:50+10:00

2017 Annual & Financial Reports

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

2017 Annual & Financial Reports2019-03-29T06:57:11+10:00

2016 Financial Report

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

2016 Financial Report2016-10-12T20:10:13+10:00

2016 Annual Report

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

2016 Annual Report2016-10-12T20:10:13+10:00


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



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