VITALITY

In relief of any recent catastrophic disturbance, the coastal area of north-eastern Australia, between the Daintree and Bloomfield Rivers, has sustained an astonishing diversity of life over a tremendous expanse of time.  Such is the universal value of life at this confluence of Australia’s highest-rainfall landscape with the Coral Sea, containing the last fragment of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world, the contiguous Great Barrier Reef and at its nexus, the world’s most diverse mangrove community, that a claim of nature’s masterpiece is laid.

Vitality
Vitality
Vitality
Vitality

The forced removal of human inhabitants constitutes Australia’s greatest loss to the vitality of this ancient treasure-trove of life, but by implication, no greater gain could be given, than through the restoration of this most important organism and its reconnection with its environmental repository of memories.

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“Human ingenuity and functionality provide an evolutionary response to the need for an ecosystem-optimisation facility, which is variably responsive to the requirements of a world of differing habitats.”

NEIL HEWETT

“Utilising highly-adapted human attributes to optimise the corresponding health and productivity of an occupying habitat, derives its own rewards, but in terms of reciprocity, the natural environment also draws upon human utility with proportionate gains.”

NEIL HEWETT

“The health and productivity of a natural environment can suffer no greater loss than the forced removal of its human inhabitants, unless the void created through that forced removal is subsequently populated by invasive pests.”

NEIL HEWETT