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A Living Green Dinosaur

World Heritage listing of the Wet Tropics of Queensland in December 1988 was a conservation endorsement of the highest order that included a range of tenures including freehold land. Never before or since, has Australia imposed a conservation imperative of international dimension on freehold land. […]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:26+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Articles, Flora, World Heritage|0 Comments

Daintree Rainforest Living

Daintree Rainforest living has us temporary custodians of a World Heritage allotment that is situated on the eastern flank of the highest mountain north of the Daintree River – Wundungu a.k.a. Thornton Peak. The area is acknowledged as containing the World’s oldest rainforest with a continuum of existence over 170-million years.  The decision to include our freehold Daintree Rainforest [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:26+00:00 March 12th, 2015|World Heritage|0 Comments

Wealth of the Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree holds a special place in Australia’s environmental conscience. How can a rainforest that has existed for an estimated 170-million years remain undiscovered until the 1970’s? How can a rainforest containing an unsurpassed richness of ancient, primitive and endemic plants be forgotten and lost? […]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:27+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized, World Heritage|0 Comments

Nature Will Prevail

A significant aspect of living in the Daintree Rainforest comes from knowledge of past inhabitants and their impacts on the land. The power given to governments to make decisions that seriously affect human capacity to live in harmony with the natural environment is important to this discussion. […]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:27+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Uncategorized, World Heritage|0 Comments

Rainforest Revelations

Rainforest Revelations chronologies a progressive history of life in the oldest rainforest in the world.  In 1988, a precedent was established that included private land in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Freehold land, purchased in fee simple, was protected through a treaty between the Australian Government and the United Nations (UNESCO) and henceforth World Heritage landholders [...]

By | 2016-10-12T20:25:27+00:00 March 8th, 2015|World Heritage|0 Comments