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Plant a Tree for Me!

Habitat conservation projects critical to endangered native species

  • YEAR: 2015
  • STATE: National
  • FOCUS AREAS: Growing Parks/Healing our Land/SDG 15: Life on Land
Plant a Tree for Me! is an initiative of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife launched in 2015 with an ambitious conservation program of activities to help protect and grow natural habitat which is key to the survival of our endangered species. There is a huge diversity of species across Australia. But over the past 200 years more than 75% of our native vegetation has been destroyed or degraded. This has seriously impacted native animals and they need our help.

FNPW support

This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.

Project overview

You can help restore habitat for Endangered Species impacted by the Black Summer bushfires. Australia has had one of the worst bushfire seasons in recorded history. Over 12 million hectares of bushland has been destroyed. Scientists estimate that over 1 billion native animals have been impacted by these fires.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to invest in critical habitat conservation projects. By planting trees and helping rainforests, woodlands and eucalypt forests regrow, we’re helping to build and protect native habitat for our wildlife. When you give to Plant a Tree for Me! you’ll support important projects to restore habitats all around Australia – planting local native trees, caring for them, and ensuring they’re safe where they are into the future.

Our approach is to invest in best practise conservation management and scientific based projects to ensure that the habitats we restore are viable ecosystems that provide high quality habitat essential to our native species survival.
As a national organisation, we focus our efforts on supporting, engaging and connecting with communities, project partners and key conservation organisations and the people who comprise them, to the tools, knowledge, and funding to become active and devoted stewards of our incredible natural & cultural heritage.
By supporting scientific based projects and important research programs we are able to better understand and manage native species conservation. These projects increase our knowledge about threats to species distribution, behaviours, and population numbers so that initiatives and on-ground projects can be undertaken to ensure their survival into the future.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation the we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT

The project is ongoing.

This project was funded by FNPW in 2015.

Picture Courtesy of John Tan

PROJECT PARTNERS

FNPW is the lead organisation for this project.

Further information about our project partner can be found on their website:

www.plantatreeforme.org.au

Latest news on this project.

FNPW Partners with L’OCCITANE Australia to Plant One Million Trees

In line with National Tree Day on Sunday, 2 August, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW) is proud to partner with iconic French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE Australia on its mission to plant one million trees over the next five years.

Funded by the L’OCCITANE Ecosystem Restoration Fund, created in early 2020 by the L’OCCITANE Group to support ecosystems that are severely affected by natural disasters, $228,000* will be donated to FNPW as part of an initial two-year commitment. These funds will be dedicated to planting seedlings in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries in affected areas around Australia.

FNPW, along with global reforestation nonprofit, One Tree Planted, initially announced the project to plant one million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries around Australia on World Earth Day in April 2020. Trees from the Bushfire Recovery Nurseries will be integral in re-building wildlife habitats and will be planted in national parks across Australia, as well as other public and private lands affected by bushfires.

The Partnership:

Pierre-Emmanuel Joffre, Managing Director, L’OCCITANE Australia, said: “Having first arrived in Australia just six months before the bushfires, I was saddened by the devastation they caused to the landscapes, wildlife and communities around the country. As a brand originated from nature and the use of botanical ingredients, it has long been a commitment of ours to respect and support biodiversity and so we are thrilled to be able to support the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in its mission of planting one million trees around Australia.”

Ian Darbyshire, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife said: “It’s thanks to partners such as L’OCCITANE Australia that we can respond quickly to the healing of our land post bushfires. Planting one million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries around Australia will be an important step in our regeneration and we appreciate the support of the wider community to help restore and protect the future of Australia.”


How You Can Get Involved on National Tree Day:

Since 2015, FNPW has worked on its initiative “Plant a Tree For Me’ in response to the progressively degrading environment. The initiative is a practical and effective way Australians can invest in conservation by donating to help grow native trees, increase biodiversity and provide vital habitat.

A donation of just $10 will plant and maintain one tree.

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Redlands Koala planting

Thanks to your support, koala habitat in Redlands is increasing through community tree plantings. The plantings extend corridors within which koalas can safely travel, feed, find mates, and raise their young.

Bushfire Recovery Nurseries

A secured funding pool has been developed as part of the FNPW Bushfire Recovery Nurseries project that includes grants to support community nurseries currently in and around bushfire impacted regions.

Black Cockatoo Corridor

This Plant a Tree For Me project aims to revegetate additional Allocasuarina Verticulata (She-Oak) at Blowhole Beach for food of Black Glossy Cockatoos as apart of project to provide food for when these birds cross again to the mainland.

Bushfire Recovery Small Grants

As part of FNPW’s Healing our Land initiative, our focus is to repair the damage inflicted on our country following devastating bushfire events. With over 12 million hectares of national park and bushland affected in the 2020 fires and an estimated one billion native animals losing their lives, the initiative will focus on the regeneration and recovery of Australia’s flora and fauna.