In May 2020 we welcomed John McDonald to our Board as our Europe Director. John will help the Board assess investment pathways specifically to scale up our work. Forever Wild has a mandate and we do not intend to sit back and hope it happens – we intend to make it so. Also in this update some stunning photos of Western Australian wildneress landscapes, where we will shortly begin building the world’s first large Shared Earth Reserve. https://mailchi.mp/foreverwild/making-it-happen-in-4351049
Making it happen in 2020! We have spent 18 months finalising all the paperwork for Forever Wild and testing the blended landscape / community model that we run. Now it is time to scale up, and 2020 will be focused on putting everything in place to achieve that. See our latest e-update here: https://mailchi.mp/foreverwild/making-it-happen-in-2020
On May 2nd 2019, Forever Wild came together with Mareeba Community Housing Company and Mulungu Aboriginal Health Corporation to create an incredible day for the women of the community living around the Tropical Wetlands Shared Earth Reserve. Our goal is to enable diverse emotional connections with our Shared Earth Reserves, and this day created some wonderful memories for us all. To watch a short video please click here.
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 Wildlife rehabilitation on our Tropical Wetlands Reserve 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 […]