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Daintree Life started as a way to showcase the unique Daintree region in 2017 via social media. From there (on the suggestion of a friend), it developed into a specific project concept in early 2018. After much planning and liaising, it has now progressed to the next stage as a business model - identifying key areas and then revegetating those areas, with a goal of planting 500,000 trees by 2030. We are Dave and Connie, and we are Daintree Life.

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“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

- Nelson Henderson


mission & VISION

Our mission and vision statements are presented to simply reflect why we exist and our vision for the future.


Our Mission: Planting for the future.

Our Vision: To promote positive outcomes in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest via education and a goal of planting 500,000 trees by 2030.

Our aims and goals are covered here


Dave Pinson


Owner - Daintree Life


Daintree resident, conservationist, wildlife carer.


Dave was born in the UK where he developed an early life-long fascination with the natural world, before moving to Australia and furthering a deep interest in conservation. Dave’s background and skills include surveying, mapping, environmental compliance, liaising and planning, website design, and rainforest revegetation. Dave is a wildlife carer specialising in bats and is the author of The Flying-fox Manual (a handbook for carers).


Dave is a keen photographer, revegetation volunteer, and promotes the unique Daintree area via social media.


Connie Pinson


Owner - Daintree Life


Daintree resident, conservationist, wildlife carer.


Connie was born and bred in rural NSW, where in adult life she rapidly developed a love of wildlife and a solid appreciation of conservation principles and values. Connie’s professional background and skills include office administration, fundraising, successful grant application writing, wildlife rehabilitation, and several times a year is invited to present flying-fox wildlife rehabilitation courses and workshops in multiple states.


Connie is a keen photographer, promotes the area via social media, and regularly volunteers in forest revegetation projects.

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