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With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. The forests found here are some of the most unique and varied in the world ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees.
The combination of low precipitation and record high temperatures during Australia’s most recent (2019–20) season, resulted in dramatic wildfires across the country that drew global attention. It is estimated that as many as 480 million animals were killed in the fires. For example, some 8,000 koalas may have perished in last year’s bushfires, and the loss of eucalyptus trees and water supply will continue to affect them as recovery slowly starts to take place. About 30% of their key habitat has been destroyed.
Australia’s forests need active management in order to improve their health, protect wildlife and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the future. Our amazing reforestation partners work with local landowners, environmental organisations and government to improve the health and productivity of Australian forest and bush lands. As well as recovering fire-damaged lands, your support for reforestation in Australia will help restore native species that depend on these environments such as koalas, echidnas, sugar gliders and other wildlife found nowhere else in the world.