Although 2016 hasn't been flowing with optimism, it's been good news for volunteering! Frontier volunteers went out to help with essential conservation projects across Australia and New Zealand and to give you an idea of how much they helped here are some stats Frontier volunteers contributed to:
- Contributed to over 270,000 hours to practical conservation.
- Helped plant more than 435,000 native trees, increasing habitat and improving air and water quality.
- Carried out 4,564 conservation surveys, covering everything from forest fire fuel loads to endangered species.
- Contributed to the collection of 1.4 tonnes of native seeds, which will grow into new plants for large scale revegetation projects.
- Helped in picking up 70 tonnes of litter, keeping our environment clean and safe for wildlife.
These are just some of the great results from volunteers across Australia and New Zealand this year, and makes a great platform for the coming conservation work in 2017.