SDG 15: Life on land
“Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests and combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.”
In addition to capturing carbon, Greenfleet forests build resilient ecosystems, which help restore biodiversity and improve land quality. To ensure the work we do is sustainable, Greenfleet plants a wide variety of native plant species that are endemic to each area we work in. This ensures we are restoring biodiversity in a way that reflects the vegetation present prior to the land being cleared.
These ecosystems are critical in providing habitat to many native wildlife species such as wallabies, bird species and even threatened invertebrates. One key example of Greenfleet’s work in this area, is providing habitat for Australia’s iconic koalas. In projects in South-East Queensland, Northern New South Wales, and Southern Victoria, we are planting native eucalypt species that are providing protected habitat and food sources to koala populations.
By reconnecting and extending existing habitat, we are giving this species the best chance of thriving with safe areas in which to breed and live. We legally protect our forests for up to 100 years to ensure they can take long term, sustainable climate action and provide habitat for decades to come.
Read more about Greenfleet’s work restoring habitat for koalas >