CAMERA TRAPS - 2023 Daintree Rainforest Camera Trap Project As a part of its long-term Daintree Rainforest Camera Trap Project, 2023 accrued 1,696-cassowary sightings, 992-dingoes and 3,562-feral-pigs. In terms of cumulative monthly averages, cassowary numbers increased [...]
Camera Traps - December 2023 accrued 121-cassowaries, 27-dingoes and 218-feral pigs. Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers fell by 23%, dingoes also dropped by 33%, whilst feral-pig numbers rose by 40%. Against December 2022, cassowary numbers fell [...]
Camera Traps - November 2023 accrued 108-cassowaries, 35-dingoes and 145-feral pigs. Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers rose by 65%, whilst dingo numbers fell by 13% and feral-pig numbers dropped by 98%. Against November 2022, cassowary sightings [...]
Camera Traps - October 2023 accrued 54-cassowaries, 27-dingoes and 484-feral pigs. Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers fell by 50%, as did dingo numbers by 34%, whereas feral-pig numbers soared by 312%. Against October 2022, cassowary sightings [...]
Camera Traps - September 2023 accrued 28-cassowaries, 81-dingoes and 550-feral pigs. Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers fell by 74%, whilst dingoes rose by 198% and feral-pig numbers exploded by 372%. Against September 2022, cassowary sightings were [...]
Camera Traps - August 2023 accrued 73-cassowary sightings, 100-dingoes and 357-feral pigs. Against the cumulative monthly average, cassowary numbers fell by 34%, whilst dingo-sightings rose by 250% and feral-pig numbers also grew by 258%. Against August 2022, cassowary [...]
The Company aims to protect, conserve and present World Heritage environmental and cultural values and to exemplify cost-effective and sustainable ecotourism and habitation within the centrepiece of the world’s oldest rainforest.
he Company, trading as Cooper Creek Wilderness, has sculptured a unique ecotourism enterprise that achieves the aims of the mission statement, within the constraints of World Heritage legislation. Through its culture and dedication to research and presentation, Cooper Creek Wilderness has accumulated unique information and evidence of exceptional values that contribute to its World Heritage recognition, and demonstrate the importance of humankind to conservation and presentation of the environment.
We will uphold the primary goal of the World Heritage Convention and will promote ideals of protection and conservation through an ecotourism partnership with ethical travellers, students of science and natural history and lovers of Nature who want to make a difference. Our role is not only to present natural and cultural values, but to transmit these values to future generations, so that there is a growth in biodiversity and appreciation of Daintree Rainforest.
As long-time lovers of rain forest and the tranquility it always brings, we were not expecting to be so overwhelmed by the sheer majesty and antiquity of the rain forest that you so carefully preserve and so obviously revere. The visual impact was enhanced by the generous sharing of knowledge you have acquired during your stewardship of this wondrous place, making it the best four hours of our lives; it was like being transported back through time. The bonus of it all was your descriptions of the relationship between that most ancient of peoples, the original Aboriginal inhabitants of this place, and the myriad plants, insects and animals that inhabit it - if that knowledge is ever lost it will be tragedy on a scale that is hard to measure. If I never experience the joy and wonderment of a rain forest again I will leave this life feeling utterly satisfied. We can only wish that others will take this unique opportunity to experience something that can be found nowhere else. Thank you again for the experience and for being the carer of that wonderful and wondrous piece of this planet.”