Rainforest Rangers, a program of Gondwana Rainforest Trust (formerly Rainforest 4 Foundation), is on a mission of global rainforest restoration. It is an all-inclusive movement of people who want to see a greener world full of thriving, healthy rainforests.

Our restoration projects under this program are located across Australia, in the Big Scrub Rainforest in Northern New South Wales, and the Atherton Tablelands and Daintree Rainforest of Far North Queensland. Across these sites, we work closely with local people, landowners and land managers, community and non-profit groups, and governments to achieve the best outcomes for these ecosystems.

The rainforests in these areas have experienced devastating deforestation and are still facing ongoing threats of land clearing and invasive weed degradation. These rainforests are biodiversity hotspots and all host immense opportunities for reforestation, regeneration, and local community involvement in the custodianship of rainforests.

Goal 1 – 1 million trees by June 2025

Our first goal is to establish 1 million trees by 2025. This will be achieved through science-based methods for reforestation including tree planting and assisted natural regeneration. Through this, Gondwana Rainforest Trust will contribute to the Trillion Tree Campaign, a project announced at the 2020 World Economic Forum which aims to plant one trillion trees worldwide by the end of the decade. This campaign provides support to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2020-2030), led by UNEP and FAO.

Volunteer opportunities

Through our Rainforest Rangers volunteer opportunities, people of all ages and abilities can get involved first-hand in restoring the Earth’s rainforests. Many of our tree plantings and rainforest activities are open to volunteers - all you need to do is sign up to volunteer, and you'll be notified about Rainforest Rangers volunteer activities near you. You can also check our Facebook page for events. You can also become a Rainforest Ranger by contributing to our restoration fund, so even if you are further afield you can make a lasting impact.

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The Rainforest Rangers program is contributing to several UN Sustainable Development Goals: 

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Australian Charity Registration 

Rainforest Rangers is a program of Gondwana Rainforest TrustGondwana Rainforest Trust (ABN 49 628 358 323) is a non-profit organisation registered with the Australian Government as a Company Limited by Guarantee and with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission.