Wilderness Economies

Forever Wild actively supports a balance between people's livelihoods and ecological wilderness values and we are generating investment in ecologically and socially non-detrimental economic activities on our reserves. This program directly enables job creation, for example through low-impact tourism and agriculture, and we generate landscape management partnerships to effectively operate in remote areas.

Wilderness experiences

We engage with specialist partners, local Indigenous and non-indigenous people to support them to develop immersive wilderness experiences. In turn, these experiences fit into Forever Wild’s core Human Spirit program to reconnect people to the natural world. The economic benefits of these activities can be significant, generating goods and services, jobs, alternative and adjunct livelihood options for people in remote areas.

Tourism experiences can vary widely, from simply star gazing, ultra-low impact camping, photography, hunting and fishing, or understanding the calls, signs and other intricate secrets of the wilderness.

Wilderness & low-impact agriculture

Forever Wild does not support any form of destructive agriculture. We do support low impact food production on suitable areas of our Shared Earth Reserves, and we work with partners and investors to achieve this. It could, for example, include low off-take harvest of native fruits and seeds. All activities must have a net positive benefit, such as restoring soil health, or be neutral in their impact.