EthicalJobs.com.au helps raise $51,192 for Rainforest Rescue

Posted on 07 Oct, 2019

Did you know that every two months, EthicalJobs.com.au chooses one special not-for-profit organisation and matches, dollar for dollar, any donation from you, the EthicalJobs.com.au community – up to $25,000?!

Over August and September, we came together to donate a total of $51,192 to support Rainforest Rescue in buying back parts of the Daintree that have been sold, as well as restoring parts of the rainforest that have been displaced and destroyed by development.

Our community donated over $26,000, while EthicalJobs.com.au matched that with a donation of $25,000, to bring our total donations to $51,192.

EthicalJobs.com.au has been making donations back to small charities since being founded as a social enterprise in 2009 – this is the 102nd organisation that we've supported!

By matching our community's generous donations, dollar for dollar, we’re able to provide more support to selected charities and organisations, and encourage more community members to find out about and get involved in important projects across the spectrum of social and environmental issues – as well as doubling the impact of our own donations!

About Rainforest Rescue

Rainforest Rescue is a small charity that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998. They do this by purchasing and protecting the biodiversity of high conservation value rainforest, and by re-establishing rainforest through planting, maintenance and restoration.

Rainforest Rescue has worked tirelessly to buy back and protect the Daintree Rainforest in Far North Queensland.

The Daintree is Australia's largest rainforest – and represents the largest remnant of the massive rainforest that once covered the continent.

The Daintree has been in existence for over 100 million years – by contrast, the Amazon is reckoned to be 55 million years old.

The Daintree is arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet. It supports and protects thousands of species of wildlife, many unique to Australia and many that are at risk.

30% of Australia’s frog, reptile and marsupial species, 65% of our bat and butterfly species, 18% of bird species and 12,000 insect species depend on the Daintree ecosystem for their survival. The Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef also support one another through a complex yet elegant relationship based on water, filtration and proximity.

Through Rainforest Rescue's efforts, they have protected 34 properties, created 19 nature reserves and several, vital wildlife corridors. They have planted over 300,000 trees globally as part of their mission to protect rainforests forever.