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Daintree River

Daintree River Ferry – Gateway to the Old-World Forest In 1873, having just established Cooktown to service the shipping requirements of the Palmer River goldfields, Queensland Commissioner of Gold, George Dalrymple steamed up a river of such outstanding surrounding beauty that he named the river after his good friend and colleague, Richard [...]

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 [...]

Climate Change in Daintree

One of the most frequently asked questions on our tour is, “How is climate change affecting the Daintree Rainforest?”. The long term answer is easy.  When Australia broke away from the already fragmenting supercontinent of Gondwana, about 50-million years ago, leaving Antarctica and drifting northward for about 35-million years in what is referred to as splendid isolation, no other [...]

Cordyceps

Cordyceps is a genus of sac fungi known as ascomycete fungi that includes about 400 species. All Cordyceps species are mainly parasitic on insects and other arthropods; a few are parasitic on other fungi. The generic name Cordyceps is derived from the Greek word kordyle, meaning "club", and the Latin stem -ceps, meaning "head".  Several [...]