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Join us in celebrating World Wildlife Day 2016!
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Join us in celebrating World Wildlife Day 2016!

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Building resilience     |     The values of biodiversity     |     Do something

On March 3, Greenfleet will join the rest of the world in celebrating the UN World Wildlife Day.

     
 

The 3rd of March is an opportunity for all of us – no matter who we are or where we are – to commit to securing a sustainable future for wild animals and plants, as well as for ourselves. Our collective success will rely upon the individual actions taken by each one of us – by you and by me.”  
- John E. Scanlon, Secretary-General of CITES 

 
     


Australia is one of the world’s hotspots for biodiversity. In fact, Australia is one of only 17 “megadiverse” nations and is home to more species than any other developed country. Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world: 87% of our mammal species, 93% of reptiles, 94% of frogs and 45% of our bird species are found only in Australia.

But did you know that Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate in the world? 30 native mammals have become extinct since European settlement. To put this into global context, 1 out of 3 mammal extinctions in the last 400 years have occurred in Australia. Currently, more than 1,700 species and ecological communities are known to be threatened and at risk of extinction.

Building resilience

Climate change, habitat loss, land degradation and fragmentation are some of the main threats to wildlife. Lost biodiversity can never be fully recovered, but through our conservation efforts we can help protect these species. We can build ecological resilience by restoring ecosystems and making them adaptable to changes.

Since 1997, Greenfleet has been committed to fight climate change by revegetating Australia, one tree at a time. In fact, we have now planted well over 8.6 million trees and restored more than 400 forests around the country. Every single one of these forests provides vital environmental benefits and helps protect our unique native wildlife by re-building habitat and connecting patches of fragmented bushland.

The values of biodiversity

Our reforestation projects conserve Australia's unique flora and fauna heritage by considering and adding to the biodiversity values specific to each area. There are many examples of rare, threatened or endangered species that were successfully protected thanks to our native forests. Read more about how our revegetation program is helping protect biodiversity.

In his message for World Wildlife Day 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls on all citizens, businesses and governments to play their part in protecting the world’s wild animals and plants.

Do something

Take action today: restore habitat and protect wildlife with Greenfleet!

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