DT: Scaling Up Restoration Activities

Investigate a range of methods to enable large-scale restoration projects.

Why it is important?

With a legacy of past clearing and fragmentation, as well as new and ongoing threats to natural systems, restoration is important to increase the resilience of native forests. Traditional restoration techniques in tropical rainforest environments are costly and time intensive, meaning only relatively small areas can be restored at a time. Alternative techniques or different approaches could reduce the resources required and increase the area restored.

Examples of Local Action

  • Support to increase capacity of nurseries with local native plants.
  • Establish collaborations and partnerships between active conservation organisations in the area to better support larger restoration projects (eg. sharing resources).
  • Investigate alternative techniques for cheaper rainforest restoration over large areas, that still achieve good environmental outcomes and high levels of success.
  • Use carbon credit programs, such as Cassowary Credits, to contribute to lowland rainforest restoration and to further add to their value.

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Daintree, Mossman