Dr Cybele Dey, Dr Stuart Blanch, and Dr Kim Loo have launched a joint DEA/WWF-Australia report on the health benefits of trees.
We all need trees. They’re not only magnificent, they’re also necessary for our health and can save lives.
DEA is proud to have teamed up with WWF-Australia to launch a major new report on the growing evidence connecting trees and forests to human physical and mental health.
- Boost our physical and mental health
- Filter our air and water
- Provide homes for pollinators that underpin much of our food supplies
- Cool our communities
- Help protect us from infectious diseases
- Connect to Country
- Help curb climate change- the biggest threat to health this century
- And more
Despite the amazing benefits we derive from trees, they’re facing major challenges from deforestation and land clearing.
It’s essential that we protect them- for our health’s sake.
Read the full report HERE
Read the media release HERE
DEA’s Dr Kim Loo joins Olympic swimming champion, Bronte Campbell, and WWF’s resident tree expert, Dr Stuart Blanch to explore why trees are crucial for our health in the first episode of WWF’s new series Chats For Change.
Watch to find out more about the amazing life-saving power of trees.
Media to date include the Daily Telegraph (pay walled)- the story was syndicated nationally on many of News Corp’s mastheads- and in Smart Daily Lifestyle Magazine, as well as Nine news, ABC Sydney Morning with Sarah MacDonald, ABC Nightlife, AusDoc, Yahoo! news.
Key numbers: 334 editorial mentions, with 290 broadcast, 38 online, and 6 print stories.
Image credit: © WWF-Aus / think Mammoth