Cassowary Coast News

Dragon Limousines Introduces Maserati Quattroporte To Cairns.

Posted: 02 Jan 2019

Dragon Tours and Limousines 2017 Maserati Quattroporte a hand built Luxury Italian Limousine. This vehicle is just under 5.3 m so it’s larger than a Holden Caprice or a Mercedes S350 L - it’s a large state of the art limousine. It’s not a Tarago a Caprice

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Dunk Island Transfers Is Now Live On The Tourism Town Marketplace!

Posted: 21 Dec 2018

Check availability book instantly on the Tourism Town Marketplace: https://www.tourismtown.com/stores/cassowary-coast/travel-transfers.12/dunk-island-transfers.2217/



Get to Dunk Island in comfort in the custom designed 10 metre long vessel with seating f

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Bridal Party

Posted: 25 Oct 2018

With permission I share this beautiful photo from Friday of the Bridal Party - we were lucky to be retained to do the Transport. Don’t they look awesome - and a really wonderful bunch of People celebrating their friends wedding. It was a lovely day with a

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Yaps Paw Paddle

Posted: 27 Jun 2018

We held a Paw Paddle on Saturday the 23rd June to raise funds for Yaps We managed to raise $835, a fantastic effort! We had lots of happy pooches come along with their owners for an adventure down the Babinda creek. A Big thanks to sponsors Babinda Bakery...

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Let The Travel Alliance Group Make Your Visit To Far North Queensland A Memorial One!

Posted: 20 Mar 2018

Let the Travel Alliance Group make your visit to far north queensland a memorial one!

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Plant A Rainforest Project

Posted: 04 Jun 2009

Rainforest Rescue will be continuing with their amazingly successful Plant a Rainforest Project in the Daintree from the 22nd to the 26th of June and from the 29th of June to the 3rd of July. The trees have grown incredibly well in the tropical climate. If you live in or will be visiting the Daintree during that time please come along and join us. For exact locations of the plantings on each day please contact our Conservation Manager David Cook on 0407 178 495 or email david@rainforestrescue.org.au. If you can't make it to the Daintree remember you can always sponsor additional trees to make our forest grow.

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New Look Rainforest Rescue Website

Posted: 11 Oct 2008

Rainforest Rescue has just launched its new look website. We have designed it so it is easier to navigate and we have added a Rainforest Blog packed full of news and useful information about our precious rainforests. Have a look and let us know what you think.

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Rainforest Rescue Purchases 10th Daintree Property. No. 11 Coming Up

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

Rainforest Rescue announces the purchase of a tenth property through the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project.This is extremely good news for the critically endangered Southern Cassowary. It prevents another housing development with all its associated dangers – dogs, loss of corridors, traffic and road kills – from destroying the delicately balanced habitat of this “keystone” species of the rainforest. Property No. 10 is essential habitat for this fabulous big bird, whose numbers are far fewer than the already low previous estimates.The vegetation type is described as wet to very wet vine forest with emergent large-fruited red mahogany, having a rainforest understorey merging into simple to complex mesophyll to notophyll vine forest. The biodiversity values of this latter ecosystem type are described as being “very species rich”. Lofty clumps of locally endemic fan palms and black palms grace the northern sector of the property whilst two species of cycad and numerous ferns abound in the denser southern part. These include the King Fern, which, with fronds up to 5 metres long, is reputed to be the largest of all ferns. It is as a primitive plant, very similar types having been around for 300 million years.The process is now underway to have to have the land protected in perpetuity by an Act of the Queensland Parliament by having the property declared as the Tree Friends Nature Refuge.In announcing this major step forward, Executive Officer Kelvin Davies was especially proud that it has been achieved without any government funding. “It’s a significant achievement for community conservation, proving that donations from individuals and businesses make a big difference,” said Kelvin. Equally exciting is the news that Rainforest Rescue is now on the verge of buying an eleventh property. Property No. 11 is located less than a kilometre away and is just as critical for Cassowaries and other rare and endangered species, like the Bennetts Tree-kangaroo. It will provide a vital corridor through the rural subdivision from the Daintree National Park on its northern side to two declared Nature Refuges to the south.“We only need to raise $85,000 to complete the purchase of this next vital property – such a small amount to preserve forever another slice of the irreplaceable Daintree – and we call upon concerned Australians to contribute to this campaign,” Kelvin adds. “The current owner is committed to conservation and is offering the lot to Rainforest Rescue at less than market value, so we have taken an option to purchase.”With the end of the financial year looming, Rainforest Rescue is now seeking tax-deductible donations from the community or business sponsorships to protect this two hectares property to establish and protect forever the wildlife corridor that it offers between the Daintree National Park and the Perna Greene Nature Refuge.

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David Suzuki Helps Rescue The Daintree

Posted: 14 Aug 2008

David Suzuki, the internationally acclaimed broadcaster, journalist and biologist is making his voice heard as a spokesperson for Rainforest Rescue."Come on Australia" said David Suzuki. "This is important work. All Australians should get behind Rainforest Rescue and support the Daintree Buy Back and Project Forever Project" David Suzuki said;The Daintree rainforest is currently threatened by rural residential development" Make a difference with your tax-deductible donation today! Or order a Daintree Gift Card for your friends and loved onesYou can read the full article on David Suzuki's Daintree message in the News section of the Rainforest Rescue Forum. David has also recorded two radio announcements for Rainforest Rescue. You can download MP3 audio tracks of David's 30 second spot (469KB) and 60 second spot (941KB)

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