The Australian Rainforest Foundation began in 1996. It is an incorporated not-for-profit company with a Board of Directors who play an active role in the direction of the organisation.
The Foundation is registered with the Australian Charities and not for profit Commission and is a deductible gift recipient, making donations to it tax deductible.
The Foundation's core values are the protection, extension and recovery of Australia's natural areas, with particular focus on our remarkable rainforests.
These core values are pursued through land acquisition, rehabilitation and resale to forest guardians, revegetation of critical forest linkages and through the training and education of people in conservation and land management.
The ARF receives funding from individuals and corporations as tax deductible donations sponsorships, gifts and bequests. It has also received funding from the Queensland and Australian Governments for rainforest and cassowary conservation in Australia.
The George Mansford Reserve Rainforest Rehabilitation Project
The centrepiece of the ARF’s efforts in the Daintree is 80 hectares of land at Cape Tribulation - The George Mansford Reserve - named after Brigadier George Mansford (retired), founding chairman of the Australian Rainforest Foundation... keep reading
Forest Guardians - Conservation and Land Management Training Academy
The Forest Guardians Academy was established in 2013 to fulfil ARF’s charter of conservation education. The Academy teaches modules linked the Certificate II and III in Conservation and Land Management through the Australian Agricultural College Corporation... keep reading