Saving our Big Scrub rainforest

We are very excited to now be stocking Big Scrub Landcare’s ‘The Big Scrub Rainforest – A Journey Through Time’ book.

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“Only a few hundred years ago the Big Scrub was the largest continuous expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia, covering an area of 75,000 hectares around the present-day towns of Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby. Today less than 1% of the former Big Scrub remains in scattered fragments of remnant rainforest. Its long-term survival is in doubt. These remnants are rich in diversity, supporting hundreds of species of flora and fauna and providing the only remaining habitat for some species.

Presented by Big Scrub Landcare in partnership with Rous County Council with the generous support of Brookfarm and written by contributing expert authors who love this place, the book explores how the Big Scrub came to be, the ecological value it holds today, what it means to people and what its future might look like – an intimate portrait drawn to foster appreciation of, and a sense of place and stewardship for, the Big Scrub rainforest among the people who live and visit this place.”

Wild Search Australia is committed to helping restore the Big Scrub through the online sale of this book, supporting the cultivation of local, native plants (and their essential oils), as well as educating its customers on the value of having a connection to these wild, local places.

70% of the proceeds from this book goes directly back into Big Scrub restoration. Visit www.bigscrubrainforest.org to find out how you can help.

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