What we do


Vibrant remote and rural communities.

Species rich, ecologically stable landscapes.

Long-term, sustainable investments and wilderness economies.

Forever Wild is working to create vast Shared Earth Reserves that will protect hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of wilderness - its ancient and contemporary cultures, its wildlife and its profound importance to human society. We apply science-led ecological management across our landscapes. In each reserve our programs also work closely with communities by identifying their needs and values. We reach out and engage directly with the broader society, including national governments. Critically, our programs are designed to build wide-ranging social and political support, to ensure these landscapes remain protected thousands of years from now. Each child yet to be born is as important as those living, and our planet's natural systems are essential for their well-being.

Why we do it

The Earth’s last remaining wildernesses are being eroded at a staggering rate. The ancient and contemporary cultural markers are being wiped away, as are thousands of species, and diverse economic and social opportunities. And so is the possibility for children generations from now to dream of adventure in wild and untamed lands, to support their well-being, and simply to enable them to gaze in wonder at the night sky.

Where we work

Australia is one of the few countries with large tracts of true wilderness remaining, holding the greatest number of unique native mammal and reptile species of any continent, and is among the top five countries for endemic plants, birds and amphibians. Yet like the rest of the world, its last magnificent wilderness is being rapidly and permanently altered by human activity. Only pockets of Australia are protected. Once gone, wilderness is forever lost. Our work is locally relevant and globally transferable. We are already developing partnerships to share our concepts and programs globally.

How we do it

Forever Wild is dedicated to the private purchase or effective co-management and perpetual preservation of large area wilderness landscapes. These are our Shared Earth Reserves. We are also dedicated to sharing our ideas and experiences, and we are growing our support for partners in Africa.

Our work is guided by robust operating principles, science and key metrics around conservation and human wellbeing. Our wilderness areas are framed around continuous positive connections between natural landscapes and humanity, including wildlife and wild experiences, culture & arts, well-being & health and economies. All our programs are for the long-term and ongoing benefit of wildlife and people. In each landscape we bring in Community Wellbeing Working Groups to ensure local relevance.

We also work with partners to positively influence government policy around the Earth's last wild places.

Forever Wild offers a legacy where human beings a thousand years from now will still be able to stand and gaze at the last wildernesses on Earth, and where the diverse evolutionary history and future in these landscapes will continue.

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Shared Earth Reserves

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Human Spirit

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Wildlife & Evolution

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Wilderness Economies

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One Earth