Funding Success for Daintree Re-vegetation Project
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Summary
Client: Australian Rainforest Foundation
Location: Cape Tribulation, QLD
Date: Jan 2012

In January 2012 Yarramine was engaged by the Australian Rainforest Foundation to design a revegetation project and prepare a funding application for the Australian Government's Biodiversity Fund Round One funding round.

 

The 3 year project designed entitled The George Mansford Reserve Rainforest Rehabilitation & Revegetation Project would result in the revegetation of 26 hectares of lowland coastal rainforest on the Foundations George Mansfield Reserve located in the Daintree in far north Queensland.

 

A key design feature of the project was to strengthen and extend existing intact habitat for a number of conservation significant species found in the region including the Southern Cassowary.

 

To be led by Australian Rainforest Foundation staff and supported by regular volunteers, project activities to would include seed collection and propagation, site preparation, planting and weed and pest animal control.

 

For Round One of the Biodiversity Fund, the Australian Government was rumoured to received well over 1500 applications, with only 317 projects nationwide receiving funding.

 

One of which was this project, with the Australian Rainforest Foundation being awarded $378 300 to carry out the project.