Four hundred native Australian animal species currently face extinction, and over 1,200 plants are listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered. Although the Government's National Parks protect some of the last remnants of natural habitat, we urgently need to create new habitat to help safeguard the future our native flora and fauna. This project will create more new native habitat than any other in Australia, and help people and wildlife to thrive in our landscapes.
Greening Australia will work with local communities to plant hundreds of thousands of native plants, and create a strong connection between people and their natural environment. Our practical landscape restoration will provide the food and shelter than wildlife needs to survive - and return worn-out land back to productivity.
The project will run 10 nationally significant landscape restoration programs, covering vast areas of the country irrespective of State boundaries. We will also train at least 1,000 people in the latest environmental knowledge, and work with over 100 schools to help educate the next generation.