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Over the last two-and-a-half years, the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

They have now bought back 20 properties in those short years, totalling 50ha of the forest that were excluded from the Daintree National Park and World Heritage listing. 

Rainforest 4 Foundation founder, Kelvin Davies, says the achievement is owing to the passion and commitment of everyday Australians and people from around the world.

The organisation also works with Jimmy Halfcut from the not-for-profit, HalfCut, to help raise money for the buybacks. 

Prior to the Christmas break, three more blocks came up for sale and were bought. To make a donation to purchase future properties in the Daintree Lowland Rainforest visit: www.Rainforest4.org or call 8005 6995. 

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  1. They give it back to the same (Queensland) government that sold it for $1 a hectare in the first place.

    Like breaking Jews out of Auschwitz and handing them over to Hitler

  2. You know how much crap you have to go through just to be allowed to cut one tree down to put a driveway in if you live in that council area?
    The govt will let the place over grow, then cue then bush fires.
    If you own an expensive piece of Daintree Rainforest, you take real good care of it to keep the property values up.


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