Big Canopy Campout 2017 took place on 24th and 25th June
'Spending time in the trees reminds me of what we are fighting for, and how important permanent protection against logging is. See you in the forests soon!'
- Chris ‘Bob Brown Foundation’ Tasmania
Motivated by the environmental concerns we all currently face, the Big Canopy Campout (BCC) was founded to create a platform for the international community of people who spend their lives in and around trees. The idea was to come together on one night of the year to share the experience of camping out in trees and wooded areas around the globe whilst raising money to preserve endangered forests worldwide.
150 participants joined in on our first ever campout event, watching the sun set from the canopy of 45 different forests around the world as the canopy community united to support the World Land Trust in their bid to purchase a piece of rainforest along the Kinabatangan River in North Borneo.
The funds raised by the BCC event contributed to the incredibly successful appeal led by Steve Backshaw and Helen Glover which went on to triple the original amount raised and purchase and protect 33 acres of critically endangered rainforest.
From the incredible Tarkine forest in Tasmania to the towering rainforests in Borneo, people took to the trees in a show of solidarity for the future of forests worldwide and celebrated the time spent in these beautiful places.