Rainforest Trust-Australia enables donors in Australia to make vital conservation impacts both domestically and abroad.
Rainforest Trust is excited to announce the establishment of its first international affiliate, Rainforest Trust-Australia, allowing our many Australian supporters to receive tax deductions for their generous contributions toward the conservation of tropical areas both on that continent and overseas.
Rainforest Trust-Australia benefits from nearly 50 years of combined conservation expertise as it was created through a partnership between Rainforest Trust and the entity formerly known as Australian Rainforest Foundation, a conservation group historically dedicated to the protection, extension and recovery of Australia’s natural areas with particular focus on rainforests. As a result of the new partnership, today Australian donors can make tax-deductible donations supporting a range of projects from Australia’s Daintree to Peru’s Amazon rainforests.
“Since 1988, Rainforest Trust in the United States has purchased and protected over 12 million acres with a goal of saving 50 million acres of rainforests and tropical habitat around the world by the year 2020,” said Kelvin Davies, Rainforest Trust-Australia’s CEO.
“What’s really exciting is that Australia is now on the radar as part of that bigger picture.”
Rainforest Trust-Australia is currently working on two significant projects locally: the expansion of both Daintree National Park and Barrine Park Nature Refuge. Various habitats make the Daintree one of the most complex rainforest ecosystems on Earth and the growth of Barrine Park will provide a safe haven for many of Australia’s most iconic rainforest wildlife.
Header photo: ATHERTON TABLELANDS ARE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS BY BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL, WITH HUNDREDS OF SPECIES DOCUMENTED INCLUDING THE RAINBOW LORIKEET. PHOTO BY CAROLYN EMMS.