Within each tree are stories that span entire generations
Our native forests are home to some of the most unique wildlife and plants on Earth.
Today our precious trees are being lost at an unprecedented rate. Every year an estimated 500,000 hectares of native forests and woodlands are bulldozed across Australia.
Worse still, without our urgent, collective action, an estimated 750 million native animals in Australia will die as a consequence of excessive tree-clearing by 2030.
To make matters worse, New South Wales and Queensland are facing some of the most dangerous and catastrophic bushfires our nation has ever seen
WWF are greatly saddened by the loss of life and homes, as well as the injuries suffered in the bushfires.
In NSW alone we’ve seen almost 1.3 million hectares burnt already. And while trees burn, our wildlife also suffers. It’s been estimated that as many as 350 NSW koalas have perished in these fires, many more are injured and countless are now homeless.
As Australia’s leading conservation champion, we believe a loss of biodiversity of this magnitude is unacceptable.
That’s why WWF-Australia has launched an ambitious 10-point plan for the next 10 years, Towards Two Billion Trees, designed to:
STOP excessive tree-clearing,
PROTECT our existing trees and forests, and
RESTORE native habitat that has been lost.
Read the Two Billion Trees report
However, we can’t achieve this alone - we need your help.
Together with your support, and working with landholders, farmers, Traditional Owners, communities, businesses and government, we can make the changes needed to move Australia from a deforestation hotspot to a reforestation leader by 2030.
Australia’s forests are our shared heritage and our legacy and we all have a part to play in saving and restoring them for future generations of people and nature.