Native forests are not only vital habitat for wildlife. They are also carbon sinks crucial for absorbing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
If protected and restored, our native forests can be critical tools in addressing the climate crisis
Logging, land-clearing and bushfires are decimating ecosystems and native species.
Since colonisation, we have lost more than one hundred known species of plants and animals and are at imminent risk of losing thousands more. The biodiversity crisis is as serious for life on Earth as the climate crisis.
Logging increases the risk of extreme bushfires.
We know first-hand in Australia that the increase in drought and extreme bushfires associated with climate change make it imperative to protect and restore native forests across the planet. Australia has more than enough plantations to meet its wood needs.
That’s why we’ve launched Communities for Forests.
A people-powered movement that builds support for our Australian Native Forest Declaration and delivers this message to our political leaders.
Native forests on public land, wherever they remain, need secure and permanent protection in Commonwealth law.
Australia needs nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis that include protection of native forests and restoration of logged and degraded native forest.
Our work to protect our native forests is focused on the following issues.
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