About 90% of the northern Wheatbelt was cleared for agriculture from the early 1900s. This removed so much native habitat that many plant and animal species went extinct locally or regionally. Others, however, hung on in woodland and shrubland remnants usually on rocky ridges and commercially less productive upper valley slopes.
The Gold Standard is widely considered to be the highest standard in the world for carbon offsets. They are a non-profit foundation under Swiss Law and funded by public and private donors.
They have committed themselves to implementing the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement in the spirit of true and long-term emission reductions and sustainable development.