Welcome to the Rainforest Information Centre


The Rainforest Information Centre is a grassroots, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the protection of the Earth's remaining rainforests, in partnership with Indigenous and local communities who depend on them.

Over four decades we have coordinated campaigns, supported frontline activists and helped communities to build sustainable alternatives to rainforest destruction, in Australia and all over the world.

Explore the links on this page to learn more about campaigns, projects, history, deep ecology, newsletters and how to get involved!

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Indigenous Custodians of the lands on which our members and volunteers live and work. We recognise that in the land now known as Australia, and all over the world, Indigenous peoples have been, and continue to be, subjected to practices of colonisation and genocide. 

As an organisatiowe recently took a stand for "Yes" to an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in Australia. In the wake of failure of this referendum to achieve a result which respects the hard work and desires of the majority of Indigenous Australians, we will continue to support efforts towards accountability, representation, sovereignty and "closing the gap" for our First Nations peoples.

Our Partners and Friends

RIC is proud to be collaborating with and supporting like-minded organisations and projects in Australia and internationally.

These include ... 

Rainforest Concern (UK)

Rainforest Rescue (Germany)

TreeSisters (UK)

Marrow of the Mountain documentary

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) NSW

Flow - Billions of Blossoms

Our History

The Rainforest Information Centre has been a central link in the radical environmental moment for nearly four decades. It was born out of the successful struggle to save the sub-tropical rainforests of New South Wales, Australia (now a World Heritage Area) in 1979-to 1981.

His initial experiences to save rainforests, beginning at Terania Creek, inspired John Seed to establish and lead the organisation in its participation in the struggles to save the temperate rainforests of Tasmania in 1982 (Franklin River Blockade) and the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland in 1983-84 (Daintree Blockade).

Visit here for more about John, his far-reaching work, books, interviews, and upcoming events.

Visit our old website for decades of archives and stories about our work, and for Deep Ecology materials!





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