Canon Australia

From restoration to abundance: Transforming our natural environment with Rainforest Rescue

Canon Australia is headquartered in Sydney. Australia is blessed with nature, with several national parks with pristine forests and mountains.

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From restoration to abundance: Transforming our natural environment with Rainforest Rescue

As a silver partner of Rainforest Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, planting and preservation of rainforests, Canon Oceania regularly supports the planting of trees in the forests of Daintree National Park in Mossman, Queensland. We do this on behalf of our employees on their one year anniversary, in celebration of National Tree Day, and to contribute to mitigating the environmental impacts of corporate events.

Rainforests are considered our planet’s lungs. Nothing absorbs CO2 from our atmosphere more effectively than our rainforests.

Since 2018, Canon has been a silver partner of Rainforest Rescue, a Queensland-based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and planting rainforests. As part of our ongoing support for Rainforest Rescue’s reforestation efforts, we gift every employee based in Australia a seedling on their first work anniversary, which is planted in our Canon forest in the Daintree National Park. Likewise, on National Tree Day, employees have the choice to plant a native tree in their own backyard or in the Canon forest. Thus far, we’ve planted more than 5,100 trees, a number we are committed to growing. This initiative will contribute to Canon Oceania's commitment to decarbonization and contribute to the restoration of valuable biodiversity.

In addition, the Canon Oceania Grant helps Rainforest Rescue to track and record the progress of reforestation efforts through leading camera technology. With the help of financial contributions from organizations, including Canon, 150 species of trees were planted in NightWings in Mossman, Queensland, and since then cassowaries have been spotted regularly. Birds like cassowaries, which are native to Northern Australia and Southeast Asia, were rarely spotted in the rainforest before the organization got involved. Other species of birds have also been found at the 15 hectare site, including channel-billed cuckoos, double-eyed fig parrots, and even a nest of Latham's snipes. In addition, a wide array of insect life has been discovered at NightWings, from carnivorous grasshoppers to beautiful Ulysses butterflies.

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