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 we integrate human society and their respective communities & values into the protection of the Earth’s last wilderness. The support of the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands marks a major step in the growth of Forever Wild, and we are very excited for the years ahead.