This is not the Australia you know. Towering strangler fig trees and prehistoric species like the southern cassowary and salt water crocodile can be found in these ancient rainforests. Far North Queensland is one of the most biodiverse places in the world, preserving over 500 million years of evolutionary history. It is also home to Earth’s largest living organism – the Great Barrier Reef.
Based in this rugged region, SFS programs take place in Australia’s legendary forests, with excursions to the edge of the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef. Our research focuses on the environmental threats that have caused rainforest fragmentation, species loss, and reef die-off, and we work with the Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous people and Tablelands communities on restoration and management projects to reverse these impacts.