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The 14th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day will be held at Bangalow Park on Sunday from 7am.

It’s a full day of rainforest planting, workshops, bird walks and talks, and children’s activities.

The Big Scrub was Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest, which covered 75,000 hectares extending from Ballina in the east to Byron Bay in the north, Meerschaum Vale in the south and Lismore in the west.

Since European settlement the Big Scrub Rainforest has been reduced to less than one per cent of its original size, says Big Scrub Landcare.

The remaining remnants have extremely rich biodiversity and incorporate in their gene-pool 180 million years of evolution from the rainforests of Gondwana. The remnants are listed as endangered because of grave threats to their survival. Saving the Big Scrub remnants is a major activity of Big Scrub Landcare and its 11 partner organisations in the Endangered Lowland Rainforest Restoration Program.

For more visit www.bigscrubrainforest.org.au.

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