Within each tree are stories that span entire generations
Together we can save and grow two billion trees by 2030. It’s part of our plan to Regenerate Australia.
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.
Even before the challenges of COVID-19, Australia was hit hard by bushfires during summer 2019-20 - the most catastrophic bushfire season ever experienced in the country’s history. So much was lost, and the impacts will be felt for years to come.
Up to 19 million hectares were burnt, with 12.6 million hectares primarily forest and bushland. 33 lives were lost and around 3,094 homes destroyed.
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.