Conservation for 1000 years

The human population is increasing. Africa alone has a population of over 1.2 billion and by 2100 that is projected to be over 4 billion.

Landscape protection models must be more sophisticated, otherwise the efforts are merely temporary. To be viable 1000 years from now and beyond, protected areas must effectively capture multi-tiered values in a way that do not damage the ecological integrity. Our multi-generational Shared Earth Reserves may be the last wild landscapes on Earth. Rather than people seeking to imagine what wilderness once was, Forever Wild reserves will persist. People hundreds of years from now will be able to visit, walk the ancient lands and lie gazing at the stars. And they will earn a living from them.

Our vast Shared Earth wilderness reserves are connected to people. They connect us with our deepest instincts, nurture our soul, celebrate our cultural heritage. Our reserves will ensure the morning bird calls in these landscapes are never silenced, nor the breathtaking wonder of the night skies dimmed. Some parts of these landscapes will support low impact farming, others will allow only the gentlest of human touch. They will be protected by law. They will hold, buried deep beneath the soil, capsules safely enclosing powerful words, images and art from this century about the last wilderness worldwide.

Our work will make our Shared Earth Reserves some of the most valued natural places on Earth.

This is how, 1000 years from now, these landscapes will persist and unborn generations will experience the legacy of all who support Forever Wild now and in time to come.

Working with society and wild landscapes today, for tomorrow....


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