Springbrook Rescue is a long-term 10- to 20-year project with an overall aim of restoring rainforest on 104 hectares of cleared land embedded within about 705 hectares of mostly mature or regenerating forests purchased by the Queensland government for addition to National Park. The aim is to re-create critical species habitats and links between fragmented sections of the national park for a more viable World Heritage Area where ancient lineages of outstanding universal value can flourish and survive the impacts of future climate change.
The Australian Rainforest Conservation Society has gladly accepted responsibility for managing the restoration program, pro bono, for properties purchased by the Queensland Government. This is consistent with the ARCS mission to “protect, repair and restore” the universally significant rainforests of Australia. Restoration will be done in the overall context of restoring World Heritage values and integrity in the Springbrook precinct with a focus on whole catchments wherever possible.
Our Broad Aspirational Goals
To restore rainforest and other vegetation in the most critical bottlenecks for connectivity and vital for survival of the World Heritage Area and its remarkable wildlife.
Find ways to restore damaged, degraded or destroyed ecosystems that would be cost-effective at large scales.
Ensure World Heritage plays a meaningful role in the life of the community.
Australian Rainforest Conservation Society Inc PO Box 2111, Milton QLD 4064, Australia
telephone: 61 7 3368 1318 email: firstname.lastname@example.org