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Forever Wild Daintree Lowlands trip - October 2011

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The first Cairns Forever Wild trip was a great success. Guests led by Jeremy Little, Cairns community campaigner, X ranger and ecologist and Laurie Deacon from the Wilderness Society's QLD management committee took the group through a spectacular part of QLD ‘s iconic wilderness, the Daintree lowlands.

The first Cairns Forever Wild trip was a great success. Guests led by Jeremy Little, Cairns community campaigner, X ranger and ecologist and Laurie Deacon from the Wilderness Society's QLD management committee took the group through a spectacular part of QLD ‘s iconic wilderness, the Daintree lowlands.

It was an opportunity to show our supporters first hand why their support is crucial when looking at the current buy back in and around this area from the government. The amazing flora and fauna was proudly on show with supporters spotting a cassowary and a noisy pitter in the foliage, an incredible sight to see.

All received an education on the primitive and diverse plant species and were able to solidify in their minds the importance of saving native habitat around this area and other wilderness areas in Australia for certain species to survive.

They visited Mossman Gorge, walked along the Mossman River and encountered the rainforest from the ground and from the elevated boardwalk. They drove north across the Daintree River and visited the lowland rainforests of the Daintree - where the forest meets the reef. This is the only place in the world where two World Heritage Areas meet side by side; the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef.