The Human Spirit

In every landscape we work, we co-design the Human Spirit program with the communities, based on their needs. This ensures our Shared Earth Reserves are positive contributors to these communities, and that the people fully support Forever Wild.

People who visit our SERs interact with some of the most beautiful and humbling landscapes and starscapes on the planet, and the diverse cultures of the people who call these wildernesses home. Our arts, cultural preservation and community activities on our reserves all support human well-being, protect thousands of years of culture and build connections that will help to conserve the landscapes for generations to come.

Cultural Stewardship

Our Shared Earth Reserves are home to thousands of years of history, and fascinating ancient and contemporary cultural markers. We believe it important for future generations to stand where others walked in order to truly understand where we came from. We work closely with all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to figure our how best to collectively protect and communicate our shared histories.

Wellbeing

We work with specialist partners to make our reserves accessible to people in need of emotional and other support, and we facilitate visits for disadvantaged members of our communities from all walks of life who may otherwise never have the chance to see and interact with wild places.

Forever Wild is truly unique in how we manage landscapes, and in building connections between wilderness and society. You can donate to these specific activities if you wish. All donations allow for program specific funding to be requested.

Wilderness experiences

As part of our Human Spirit program there are opportunities for immersive, ultra-low impact experiences deep on our reserves. All these activities are run with selected tour operators, many of whom bring new jobs, ideas and opportunities to the local communities. As the guests have remarkable experiences, our specialist tour partners generate jobs directly associated with wilderness, hire local people and donate funds, time and other resources to support our cultural and community programs.

Wilderness Arts

Forever Wild runs unique events in specific locations on our Shared Earth Reserves, linking human creativity with the wilderness that gave rise to our remarkable abilities. These events are designed to reflect the beauty of the wild places and cultures of our reserves, are very low key and low impact.

We hold free community concerts at our Tropical Wetlands SER, and link with the local Rotary group to ensure transport is available for disadvantaged members of this outback community - we aim to give everyone the chance to experience wild places as never before.