Restoring the Daintree
The Daintree lowland rainforest in far north Queensland of Australia is a global biodiversity hotspot, and one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on Earth.
Estimated to have existed continuously for about 110 million years, the greater Daintree is home to plant diversity unparalleled in Australia.
As you walk through the Daintree you will see ferns and flowers representing every stage of plant and flower evolution.
Devastatingly, deforestation for rural residential development and cattle farming has severely fragmented this ancient ecosystem, leaving gaps in the rainforest canopy and damaging essential habitat for endangered species.
Reforestation in the Daintree is geared towards closing up gaps in the canopy, expanding existing habitat, and providing additional food and habitat for the endangered southern cassowary - the iconic large bird of the Daintree.
Jabalbina Rangers planting trees on a property on Cape Tribulation Rd in the Daintree.
Zia planting rainforest trees in the Daintree in April 2021.
Volunteers at a public tree planting in the Daintree in April 2021.