The report, published every 5 years, shows that Australia's environment has deteriorated under the pressures of climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and mining - threatening biodiversity and every ecosystem on the continent. Sadly we see these additions to the threatened species list: Koala, Gang Gang Cockatoo, Great Glider, Watsons' Tree Frog, White's Seahorse. They also report there are now more non-native plant species in Australia than there are native ones.
Taking swift, bold action is critical to turn things around.
TreeProject's plan of action: To plant more indigenous seedlings to repair and restore damaged ecosystems, reforest, improve soil stability, create shelter belts and wildlife corridors, grow habitat for animals, birds, insects and reptiles...
What difference can you make today?
- Tell any Regional Landcare Groups or Private Land Owners in Rural Victoria that TreeProject orders for the 2022/23 growing season are now open and that our seedlings cost $220 for 500 native seedlings. Find out more/order: https://treeproject.org.au/landholders/order-seedlings-introduction/
- City dwellers - volunteer to grow seedlings in your own backyard. Find out more: https://treeproject.org.au/grow-with-us/
- Join our groups of volunteers and come plant trees with us https://treeproject.org.au/how-you-can-help/tree-planting-dates/
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