Please join us for a free concert at the Tropical Wetlands Shared Earth Reserve. Featuring ‘The Southside Project’ and renowned musician and didgeridoo player Warren Clements, this concert supports local artists and the local community. Blending the arts with the natural world, this annual event is on the banks of Clancy’s lagoon on the Tropical Wetlands reserve, Mareeba. Gates open at 3.30pm. Music starts around 5pm. No booking required, limited seating available but lots of space to relax inside and out. Alcohol free event. Food available but feel free to bring a picnic. This event is fully funded by Forever Wild for the benefit of the community. Donations at the door are welcome.
Click below to read the full issue. To keep up-to-date on how Forever Wild is changing the way we protect our planet and our communities, please subscribe to our E-updates. In this issue: Our Tropical Wetlands Shared Earth Reserve A partnership with the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands The Human Spirit Program Wilderness Economies E-update
Please click the link below to read our latest update from the Wildlife & Evolution program. In this issue: Wildlife on our Tropical Wetlands Shared Earth Reserve Korrorook Wildlife & Rehabilitation Center of Northern Australia A quick update from our CEO E-update h
While living and working in the bush is definitely where our staff want to be, it is not without its challenges. There is a lot that goes into each day – this vehicle got well and truly bogged while out planning for a women’s day on the Tropical Wetlands Reserve. Everyone simply laughed, took off their shoes and walked out to where they had left another vehicle. It took 2 hours to extract the vehicle later that day.
This stunning juvenile northern velvet gecko was spotted on the Tropical Wetlands Reserve in January. The gecko was hiding in the lose bark of a tree damaged by recent lightening. The Tropical Wetlands reserve has enormous habitat diversity and subsequently incredible species richness.
Forever Wild has gained the support of the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands to build Forever Wild’s concepts and reach across Australia’s wilderness areas. We are also looking to work together in other critically important wilderness areas of our planet including Africa and Latin America. The IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands brings extensive networks and diverse experience working with landscapes and society, so is a natural fit for our programs. Together our organisations are planning some of the most ambitious and innovative ideas around wilderness conservation and societal well-being that currently exist. Of most importance however is the understanding by both organisations that the concept of co-design is essential, where […]
Despite the fact we have not yet formalized our engagement committee in the communities around the Tropical Wetlands Reserve, the community is showing incredible support for the Forever Wild Tropical Wetlands reserve. Forever Wild programs empower social investment in wilderness by society at all levels, and in turn that society drives a lot of how that looks. In this case, at the local level the theatre Group in the small town of Mareeba, one of the communities close to the reserve, ran their opening night as a fundraiser for the reserve. They raised $2200, an astounding amount for a small amateur acting group in remote Australia. This is outstanding example of how […]
As part of Forever Wild’s ongoing push to connect the Earth’s natural landscapes and our societies, we worked with local partners to host an event against domestic violence on Tuesday 20th of November 2018. With Mareeba Community Housing Company and Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Health Center the day brought together over 30 men from the community around the Tropical Wetlands, with the purpose of directly talking about the need to protect the women in our lives from violence – be they wives, sisters, mothers, aunts or simply friends. The day was geared towards direct talk as well as healing, connecting with oneself, others and the land. Sitting under the trees talking about our […]
We are Geoff and Rosemarie. One of us is a wildlife video production person. The other is a keen outdoors woman. We have always had a passion for wildlife and nature. Being in close proximity to wildlife and seeing them at their best, means conservation becomes a lot more personal. Volunteering for organisations like Forever Wild is payback for the debt of enjoying those astounding experiences. We believe that unless the special places and wild species are protected, actively looked after and, where necessary, rewilded, Australia will lose its special creatures and places. We will become like just so many other places where wild nature is becoming a memory that almost doesn’t […]