The Skyrail Rainforest Foundation was launched on 29th September 2005 with the primary objective of raising funds to support tropical rainforest research and education.
Monies raised by the Foundation are paid into the Skyrail Rainforest Research Fund, which is administered by a Public Fund Management Committee, consisting of representatives with environmental management, research, education and business experience.
Skyrail Rainforest Foundation Limited (ABN 95 109 592 814) and its public fund, Skyrail Rainforest Research Fund, was entered into the Register of Environmental Organisations on 26th August 2005. It is entitled under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 item 6.1.1 of subsection 30-55(1) to receive tax-deductible donations.
TOTAL MONIES RELEASED TO COMMUNITIES TO FUND RAINFOREST RESEARCH WORLD WIDE
Ongoing fundraising activities to support the Foundation's objectives include:
- Proceeds from membership fees.
- Donations from the public and visitors to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
- Donation by Skyrail Rainforest Cableway from a percentage of souvenir sales in Skyrail's Gift Shops.
- The development and sale of Skyrail Rainforest Foundation branded items through Skyrail's Gift Shops.
The Public Fund Management Committee
Who We Are
The Public Fund Management Committee oversees the dispersal of the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation's resources to projects satisfying its core objectives; namely those which support tropical rainforest research and education. The Committee consists of members from various education, environmental, scientific, government and private companies.
Dr Ken Chapman
Ken is CEO of Skyrail-ITM and Chairman of Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and a Director of the Chapman Group.
He is also Chairman of the FNQ Hospital Foundation, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and a Director of Event Hospitality and Entertainment Ltd.
JCU Tropical Leader in Rainforest Ecology and Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering.
Executive Director for the Wet Tropics Management Authority.
Prof. Steve Turton
Adjunct Professorship in Environmental Geography at CQ University
University of Queensland's Course Co-ordinator in the Protected Area Management course in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
Skyrail ITM Managing Director
Dr. Chris Margules
Adjunct Professor at JCU Cairns & The University of Indonesia.