This month we planted another 140 trees with our partners at onetreeplanted.org. They are a not for profit organisation on a mission to save the planet. This time we chose to plant 200 trees in Australia which has been permenantly on fire for the last 5 month. Here’s why….
Australia is currently experiencing one of the largest natural disasters in history. This year’s fire season has brought about unprecedented destruction as wildfires have spread across every Australian state, burning up nearly 6 million hectares (15 million acres) of bush as of January 2020. But the devastation witnessed in the state of New South Wales is nearly unfathomable – 3.6 million hectares (8.8 million acres) have been lost, over 1,500 homes destroyed or damaged, and 24 people have been killed. New South Wales is home to some of the most iconic of Australia’s wildlife – koalas, wombats, and kangaroos to name a few – and their habitat is rapidly declining.
At the moment, our amazing partners in Australia are focusing their attention on managing and mitigating the fires at hand, protecting people’s properties, and assessing the environmental and community impacts. However, in due time, they will need plenty of support to restore this landscape back to health. Once the fires have settled and the land is ready to take on new trees, our partners are forecasting to restore over 6 million trees across Australia in 2020.
This blog at GlobalForestWatch tells you why it’s important.
Remember: 1 Chopping Board = 1 Tree