A new partnership between Rainforest Reserves Australia and the Rainforest 4 Foundation will create new rainforest protected areas in Queensland.
Barrine Park Nature Refuge - Linking up Lake Barrine National Park and Wooroonooran National Park on the left
Rainforest Reserves Australia was established as a non-profit organisation to purchase, restore and protect rainforest habitat which is a perfect alignment with the Rainforest 4 Foundation. In February 2020 the founders of the two non-profit organisations met to discuss the opportunity to establish new protected areas for conservation. They’ll now work together to purchase and protect land in new reserves.
Rainforest Reserves Australia has previously created the Barrine Park Nature Refuge (15 hectares) and the Rock Road Wildlife Corridor (120 hectares) on the Atherton Tablelands. These protected areas provide habitat for Cassowaries, Musky Rat-kangaroos the Lumholtz Tree-kangaroo. The Barrine Park Nature Refuge also hosts the Tablelands Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre. While they have their sights set on further land acquisitions nearby, Rainforest Reserves Australia also sees the potential to create new rainforest reserves in Queensland and will now work with Rainforest 4 Foundation to achieve that goal.