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Daintree Rainforest is the jewel in Australia’s tropical rainforest crown. Its rich array of rare and endemic flora demonstrates the origin, evolution and dispersal of flowering plants (angiosperms). Many of the endemic species and genera are narrowly restricted within the three valleys protected off the eastern flank of Australia’s wettest point – Thornton Peak. Nowhere is the contribution of rare and endemic species to the composition of the forest more notable than in the Cooper Valley.
The first lane is completed! Access into and out of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world is far more secure than ever before. In the wettest year in living memory, Cheshire Contractors have done us proud!
Saltwater crocodiles have no doubt studied the construction crew’s every movement, almost as rigourously as the environmental bureaucrats that take their administrative functions so seriously, they may even have gone under cover in saltwater crocodile suits for the chance of a breached regulation.
Ecotourism at Cooper Creek Wilderness
“The Sacred Heart of the Daintree Rainforest”
Cooper Creek Wilderness thanks visitors, past, present and future, for their participation in a unique rainforest experience.
The Hewett Family, Prue, son Neil and his wife Angie have made generational commitments that ensure that the ancient and spectacular rainforest on Lot 52 SR537 Cooper Creek, is conserved to perpetuity in ways that support the transmission of its world heritage values to future generations.
We have challenged the thinking of present ideologies that rely on governmental institutional arrangements for the protection and conservation of Nature. Read the rest of this entry »
In her 16th July 2008 media release, GREEN PAPER ON CARBON POLLUTION REDUCTION SCHEME RELEASED, Senator, the Hon. Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water, stated that:
“Climate change threatens … icons like the Great Barrier Reef, the Kakadu wetlands and the multi billion dollar tourism industries they support.”
Yesterday, the Australian Tourism Export Council called for an urgent summit meeting with the government to find ways for the tourism industry to combat climate change. The call comes in the wake of a damning report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warns that Australia can expect worsening drought conditions and water shortages over the next 20 to 50 years and the loss of the Great Barrier Reef within two decades.