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Kaba Kada

Kaba Kada - the rainy place. Indigenous language signs have appeared throughout Douglas Shire, marking the completion of Stage 1 - Eastern Yalanji Project, which includes Welcome to Country and Council Place Names. Daintree Rainforest Pty Ltd, operating in the heart of the world’s oldest rainforest, welcomes the new signage and congratulates [...]

Daintree River

Daintree River Ferry – Gateway to the Old-World Forest Daintree River and its ferry provide a gateway to Nature's Masterpiece, the unification of World Heritage wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef, the world's richest mangrove community and the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world. In 1873, having just established Cooktown to [...]

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 [...]