We protect rainforests forever by the following:
Rainforest Rescue’s cornerstone activity (and ‘point of difference’ from many environmental organisations) is its ‘buy back’ program, through which 135 Hectares of Australian rainforest –mostly zoned for development – have been purchased for preservation.
Rainforest Rescue works with and through organisations in Queensland, New South Wales, North Sumatra and Ecuador. It has its own community nursery in Far North Queensland where it propagates around 180 species of rainforest plants from collected seeds. These are planted to restore degraded rainforest land to high levels of bio-diversity. Camera traps in Sumatra and the Daintree prove that when rainforest flora is restored, fauna returns.
Efforts to conserve threatened and endangered plant and animal species is integral to Rainforest Rescue’s work. ‘Keystone’ species such as the Southern Cassowary and Sumatran Orangutan are vital to rainforest eco-systems and protecting them is important if rainforests are to survive.
Rainforest Rescue works with academics, universities and other research institutions on scientific research and evaluation projects that help us to better understand the ecology and functions of the rainforest and the biodiversity within them. Campaigns such as Save the Cassowary and regular newsletters, volunteer events and media updates continue to spread the message that rainforests and the biodiversity within them are critical to human life and urgently need our attention and protection.
For more information about Rainforest Rescue’s Conservation Strategy, please contact our CEO, Branden Barber, or give us a call on +61 2 6684 4360.
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