Established in 1982, Greening Australia is an independent environmental non-profit that works to protect biodiversity across the Australian continent from bustling cities to the rural outback. This organization was created to combat the serious negative impacts that declining tree populations had on the country’s agriculture and environment. Not only do they work to repopulate trees on the continent, but they also dedicate time to improve water quality, offset Australia’s carbon footprint, and support and strengthen local communities and economies.
Why do they need our support?
Australia has been experiencing a rapid decline in tree populations, especially in rainforest areas, since the 1970s. Experts have found there be a significant increase in tree mortality; some tree species throughout Australia are living about half the lifespan today that they would have at an earlier time in history. Not only do trees play an important role in turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, but the loss of these forests leads to a countless number of animal species losing their habitats as well.
How is the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo helping?
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is a proud financial supporter of Greening Australia, an environmental organization that works to provide healthy, productive landscapes where people and nature thrive.