Daintree rainforest

By Rowen

Daintree Rainforest facts

  • 1.The Daintree Rainforest is 135 million years old and is approximately 1,200 square kilometres in area and is the largest continuous area of rainforest in Australia.

  • 2.The Daintree Rainforest is the largest rainforest in Australia yet it only covers 20% of Australia's land-mass.

  • 3.The Daintree Rainforest is situated north of Cairns in the tropical north of Queensland and gained world heritage listing on the 9th of December 1988. The Daintree Rainforest is an outstanding example of the major stages in the Earth's evolutionary history.

    4.The Daintree Rainforest is important because it is home to 50% of the world’s animals and plant life.

    5.In the Daintree Rainforest we can find the rare Bennets Tree-Kangaroo, the endangered Cassowary, the White Lipped tree frog, and the Ulysses butterfly.

    6.It is important to protect the Daintree Rainforest to save these species and also to protect the medicinal plants, those of which have not yet been explored for their healing abilities.

    7.The Daintree Rainforest has many features. It is so amazing but if we keep destroying it, it won’t be there in the future.

    8.The preferred future would be for the Daintree Rainforest to be here in the future.

    9.We can make that happen if we all contribute by protesting against development and logging in the Daintree Rainforest and for farmers to stop burning rainforests.