Volun­teering: Achieve­ments of our volunteer projects in Oceania

In 2016, the volunteers of our nature conservation projects in Australia and New Zealand have actively supported the projects' work. Here we provide you with some numbers and facts

Ann-Kathrin
Ann-Kathrin
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Sometimes you may have the feeling, that small things do not make a big difference when it comes to nature conservation – what difference does it make, when I just plant one tree? But nature conservation is only possible if done together and this why every step – no matter how small it amy seem to be – is important and necessary. Even better to hear, what effect one’s own contribution has made for the whole project.

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Our nature conservation projects in Australia and New Zealand offer volunteers the chance to become an active part in conservation. Volunteers plant trees, construct fences and pathways, protect endangered species or collect seeds of native plants in different locations. Together with our partner in Australia and New Zealand and especially with your help as a volunteer a great contribution for the protection of the environment in Australia and New Zealand has been achieved.

But let’s check some numbers! Together with your help over 1 million native trees have been planted, which will contribute to a greater habitat and better water quality. We were able to collect over 2 tons of native seeds. These will be used for restoration projects. Over 35,000 hectares of land were freed from invasive plant species and 570 tons of waste collected, to clean the environment and make it safer for the native animal species. Thanks to your help over 210 km of hiking trails could be constructed and maintained, to stop erosion and protect living spaces. 4,968 environmental surveys were completed which covered forest fires up to endangered species.

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We would like to say a big thank you to all our volunteers! Without your support this would have not been possible. We are looking forward to conducting even more nature conservation with your help!

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