Welcome to the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation
Welcome to our new members and thank you to our existing and lifetime members for your ongoing support of the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation.

Many of the projects funded by The Foundation have already resulted in new insights and improved management practices and even rediscovery of a species thought to be extinct. The support of the Foundation is also helping to build scientific and management capacity in North Queensland, which we believe has great benefits to the long term protection and management of the World Heritage Area.
Funding Announced for 2018
The 2018 Skyrail Rainforest Foundation Funding has been granted to:

  • Thomas Bruce, James Cook University: Feral cats in North Queensland Wet Tropics region: understanding the behavioural and ecological interactions that affect conservation outcomes.

  • Stephanie Todd, James Cook University: The impact of habitat heterogeneity and cattle grazing on the occurence and connectivity of endangered northern bettongs.

  • Nara Oliveira Vogado, James Cook University: The effects of drought on the phenology and eco-physiology of tree species in a tropical rainforest.

  • Lily Leahy, James Cook University: Canopy life in a changing climate: climate variability and species distributions of rainforest ants in the Australian Wet Tropics.

  • Dwi Amalia Dari, James Cook University: Balancing the trade-offs: Forest Landscape Audit (FLA) for assessing a multi sector governance (Case Study Kampar Peninsula Riau and Malinau North Kalimantan Indonesia).

  • Arun Singh Ramesh, James Cook University: Are mountaintop endemic plants constrained in their distribution by physiology?: Thermal adaptation and acclimation to climate change.
Cairns 2018 Eco Fiesta
The Cairns 2018 ECOFiesta was again a great success, focusing on sustainable living and a greener future. This year was extra special with the Wet Tropics Management Authority celebrating thirty years of World Heritage listing for the Wet Tropics!

Skyrail Rainforest Foundation was present with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and ran a prize draw, with several round trip family Skyrail experiences for the lucky winners.
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Foundation Members receive numerous Personal Benefits including discounted travel on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Harbour & Sunset Cruises, Quicksilver Cruises, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and more!
Did You Know?
Tropical rainforests only account for approximately 6% of the Earth's total surface but they provide home to more than 50% of the Earth's species.
The Secret World of the Green Ant
If you have a keen eye, you may be lucky enough to spot a green ant nest perched high in the upper branches of canopy trees.
The nests represent a secret and complex world, including daily threats and unlikely inter-species partnerships.
Find out more about The Secret World of the Green Ant written by Ranger Marc.