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A Stray Liana

A STRAY LIANA - OUT NOW! This beautiful book - A Stray Liana - containing three-hundred-and-forty-five-pages, three-quarters of which are spectacular photographs, chronicles an odyssey spanning more than thirty-years, through some of Australia's most remote and traditional Indigenous homelands and into the heart of the world's oldest rainforest. In Australia’s tropical north-east, [...]

By |2019-05-16T07:17:04+10:00May 16th, 2019|Values, World Heritage|0 Comments

Protection through partnership

Protection through partnership Protection through Partnership has been the World Heritage mantra since 1988.  What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application.  World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located. A federally imposed international [...]

By |2018-12-14T21:13:34+10:00December 14th, 2018|World Heritage|0 Comments

Thornton Peak Landslide

THORNTON PEAK LANDSLIDE IN THE HEART OF REFUGIA 1 JULY 2018 This Thornton Peak Landslide followed heavy, unseasonal rainfall after a tumultuous 137-mm fell in a relatively short period overnight, precipitating the slumping of a significant portion of the oldest rainforest in the world. After a dry June, an exceptional downpour of [...]

By |2018-07-08T13:42:52+10:00July 8th, 2018|World Heritage|0 Comments

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 |2018-05-02T06:58:08+10:00March 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+10:00March 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+10:00March 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+10:00March 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+10:00March 8th, 2015|World Heritage|0 Comments