Rainforest Rangers have now established 93,320 trees

We hold the solution in our own hands.

The Earth urgently needs more trees. Rainforests help maintain the water cycle, protect against extreme weather events, and support the livelihoods and connection to Country for First Nations people.

Restoring rainforest helps to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve biodiversity. We know everyone can be part of the solution, everyone can physically plant trees to restore our rainforests or help those who can. That's why we established the Rainforest Rangers program.

Rainforests once covered 14% of the land area of the Earth, now less than 6% remains.

In Australia we are focusing Rainforest Rangers projects in three important locations, the Daintree Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and in Northern New South Wales. 

Staged delivery of outcomes. 

Projects can be implemented once we have the assurance that funds are available. That’s when the on ground work begins. 

Successfully re-establishing rainforest can take 3-5 years as it involves:

  • Establishing the commitment of landowner and project partners
  • Seed collection, propagation, and growing tree seedlings in the nursery
  • Site preparation (weed control, fencing)
  • Planting (in the wet season to ensure they survive)
  • Maintenance (for three years)

For this reason, trees are not always established in the same year that funds are received. We always have projects that are (1) successfully completed projects, and (2) current projects that are underway.

More information on completed Projects

Update for April 2024

We have established 93,320 treesThese trees have been established (planted and maintained for 3 + years). See more information at the links below. 

Big Scrub Rainforest, Northern New South Wales. Planted on 5 properties managed for conservation at Huonbrook, Goonengerry, and Mullumbimby. 13,951 trees established between 2019 and 2022. 

Daintree Lowland Rainforest, Far North Queensland. Planted on 3 properties purchased and managed for conservation at Cow Bay and Diwan. 3,714 established between 2020 and 2023. 

Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland. Planted on the Barrine Park Nature Refuge. 10,000 trees established between 2020 and 2023. 

Arunachala, Tamil Nadu, India. With our project partner Forest Way. 6,655 trees established between 2020 and 2023. 

Leseur Ecosystem, North Sumatra, Indonesia. With our project partners, the Orangutan Information Centre, these trees have been planted in the Gunung Leuser National Park. 59,000 between 2020 and 2023.See more information here.

Current Projects

We are working on the establishment of a further 161,900 treesThese projects are being implemented now (planting + 3 years of maintenance). See more information at the links below. 

Target update. Our ambitious first goal was to establish 1 million trees by June 2023. Covid-19 and flood events in northern New South Wales had a significant impact however we will not stop. We have reassessed our timeline now our goal is to establish a minimum of 500,000 trees by 2026 and then push on to the goal of 1 million. 

How you can help. 

The Earth needs rainforests and we need a healthier planet to live on so we are establishing more rainforest trees in Australia. Please see more information on our current urgent appeals and how you have help.  

Current Urgent Appeals

Re-establishing Cloud Forest

Help restore vital habitat for threatened species in the Atherton Tableland

Donate Now

Rainforest Regeneration

Help establish 150,000 native trees in Northern NSW

Donate Now

 

 

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