12 images Created 16 Jun 2014
Daintree: rainforest for sale
The Daintree rainforest, in Australia's sub-tropical north Queensland, is over one hundred and thirty-five million years old – the oldest in the world. However, just like rainforests all over the world, the Daintree is under threat from aggressive development; just 30% of the forest is state-protected. Much of the rest is privately owned, and in real-estate agent speak, represents 'prime eco-tourism' opportunity'. In 2004 I spent a month exploring the Daintree, trying to see the woods for the trees. This is what I found.