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Our mission is the immediate and effective restoration of critically endangered rainforest in Australia.

Our mission

We prioritise the welfare of both individuals and the environment. Our organisation guarantees transparency and traceability across its operations, allowing our partners and supporters to witness the tangible impact of their contributions.

Our vision

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What we do

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We’re now planting in North Sumatra, Indonesia! 

Our initial goal is the planting of 140,000 trees in collaboration with the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC), a grassroots NGO who have made significant achievements to protect and conserve orangutans and one of the richest rainforest ecosystems in the world. 

Gunung Leuser National Park is a global biodiversity hotspot - home to an unfathomable number of species - and the only place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants coexist in the wild.  

Get involved

Join us in restoring the environment through reforestation by becoming a donor, a partner, or providing land.

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"Many Trees"

We've embarked on what might be Australia's largest and most diverse rainforest reforestation project. In close collaboration with the landholder, we have planted 250,000 trees of 184 native species. 

Located in Northern NSW, the plantings extend from Booyong Nature Reserve - a remnant of the critically endangered "Big Scrub" ecosystem and home to an array of threatened flora and fauna.


We are proud of what we have achieved so far together, but our efforts continue - including the ongoing maintenance of these trees for up to 5 years.

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Maximo Bottaro 
CEO of ReForest Now

CEO UPDATE: 13th March 2024

The past year has seen the RN vision continue to develop significantly. In late 2023 we saw the establishment of our first international project in Indonesia, working with OIC in North Sumatra where we now have a permanent employees on the ground. This partnership is seeing hundreds of thousands of trees planted in the Gunung Leuser National Park, new power planting machines, facility upgrades, including power for remote workers. We are also funding forest patrols to protect against illegal logging, encroaching and other illegal activities.

 

In Australia we have continued to proliterate plantings to a great number of sites, primarily within 2 hours of our base of operations in Mullumbimby. Our magnum opus ‘Banyula’ in Clunes NNSW is now in a state of maintenance and growth with the earliest planted parts reaching meters in height. We are now focusing on regenerating it's seven kilometer river section as well as tens of hectares of additional regeneration zones around the site. We are launching a special project in 2024, a multiple year collaboration with FAME called the ‘Enrichment Program’ to see bush regeneration and planted zones across the Byron Shire enhanced by adding in massive biodiversity with locally suitable species.

 

The rest of this planting season should be a strong one and encompasses sites near and far across NNSW and SEQ. We anticipate a further 100k trees in Byron and another 50k trees in Sumatra by June 2024 for EoFY.

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From bushfires...

More than a third of NSW rainforest was hit by fire in the catastrophic 2019-20 season. Many old growth trees were burnt in ancient refugia and already vulnerable species were impacted.
 
Ecosia responded to this climate disaster by teaming up with us to replant fire-affected areas.

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...to floods

In 2022, our region suffered from its worst flood in recorded history. It devastated our community and many staff lost their homes and possessions. 
 
Thank you to our thoughtful partner, Talenza, for raising funds to aid and speed up the recovery of our flood-affected staff.

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