OUR GIVING STORY 2. Local


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The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland is the oldest rainforest in the world and an important site of international conservation. While most of the Daintree Rainforest was declared a World heritage Area in 1988, areas of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest were not included and were subsequently divided into rural residential lots.

Our goal is to reduce the amount of fragmentation of the Daintree Rainforest, preserve its unique biodiversity and protect its threatened and endangered species. Every time you join a course at the Lab we give to make this happen.

PROJECT STORY

Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998 by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to Protect Rainforests Forever. Their mission is to inspire, engage and build community for the protection, preservation and restoration of rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforest, preserving its biodiversity and public education.

Rainforest Rescue has planted approximately 250,000 trees in Australia and around the world with over 86,000 trees in the Daintree Rainforest alone. Rainforest Rescue currently aims to support over 122 rare, threatened and endangered species in the Daintree rainforest including: Endangered Blue Tassal Fern (huperzia dalhousieana), the Rare Russell River Lime (Microcitrus inodora) and Cooperu 2019s Creek Walnut. Several animal species also facing the threat of extinction are the Musky-rat Kangaroo, Spotted-tail Quoll and the Southern Cassowary found only in the Daintree Rainforest area.

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Actively contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jake Goodall