Jimmy, HalfCut Co-Founder, wanted to pass this message on to all of the bank’s HalfCut supporters.
It was truly incredible to see Bank Australia staff and customers activating to Save the Daintree for a second year in a row. Either as a positive HalfCut visual disruptor or brilliant donor helping to save four Lots in total in the Daintree - Lot 110, 21, 505 and 213. That’s 14.3 hectares or 35.33 acres (football fields) protected for life.
Bank Australia's wonderful team saved 14.13 acres in this HalfCut campaign alone!
In a historic victory for First Nations people, the Daintree National Park was recently handed back to Eastern Kuku Yalanji bama people. However our work has only become even more significant and urgent, with the battle to stop the creep of development into Daintree Rainforest far from over.
We have mapped out 207 untouched pristine Lots we still must save.
Two-thirds of the Lowland Daintree in 1982 was carved up for development titles that are current (over 1,137-lot rural residential subdivision) in the Daintree. Every Lot we buyback is one more rainforest area of 120 million years of continuous evolution being protected and expanding the Daintree National Park.
As Aunty Lyn Johnson, Chair Woman of Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation and Traditional Owner Eastern Kuku Yalanji bama people, said;
"What you mob (HalfCutters) are doing is to help us with a continuation of storytelling, partnerships and reconciliation every day, we thank you for this, this is the way forward".
We can't thank the incredible Bank Australia customers and staff for being part of this.
We look forward to saving more Daintree rainforest with you.
What is HalfCut?
HalfCut is a conservation initiative, started by Jimmy HalfCut (James Stanton-Cooke) and Jessica Clarke, to highlight the devastating fact that over half of the world’s forests are now gone.
The growing social movement raises awareness – and funds – for forest conservation and regeneration, encouraging people of all ages to get involved through a fun peer-to-peer fundraising campaign: by committing to go HalfCut on August 31.
You can sign up or donate to HalfCut here.