Imagine if you could pick a square metre of vulnerable Australian habitat and
protect it forever.
Wilderlands have developed one of the world's first voluntary biodiversity credits and launched a platform to make it easy for anyone to start protecting nature today.
The Biological Diversity Unit (BDU) represents a 1sqm plot of permanently-protected and actively managed land in high ecological value projects across Australia.
Each unit is geotagged to enable supporters to track their impact through their personal profile, receive regular reports from expert ecologists on the ground and watch as nature flourishes thanks to their support.
Since launching in August 2022, we've protected over 60,000 square metres of vulnerable Australian habitat thanks to the generosity of our supporters.
Paul Dettmann spent the past two decades dedicated to protecting biodiversity and wondering what it would take to make it easier for others to take action as well as create the conditions to incentivise landholders to choose protection as a viable path.
In 2021, he met Ash Knop and soon the concept for Wilderlands was born.
To bring the business to life they would need a brainy bunch with biodiversity chops...
A nature lover with over 20 years working with conservation and covenants for organisations including Trust for Nature & the Department of Sustainability & Environment. Read about Deanna
Having previously established one of Australia's largest accredited offset providers, Nick has been at the forefront of environmental market development consulting to businesses, government, and community groups and helped design the Wilderlands methodology and whitepaper.
Over 100 industry leaders gather on the eve of World Environment Day to see Wilderlands launched into the wild at SOFO in Kyneton Victoria.Watch the highlights
The launch of Wilderlands is covered in an exclusive with the Australian Financial Review as well as receiving airtime across a range of platforms including Startup Daily, ABC Radio, We Are Explorers, and many more.Read the article and explore other media coverage
Ahead of our Wilderlands platform launch, a key document is developed outlining our methodology.Read our whitepaper
Three months after being accepted into the Melbourne Accelerator Program's Velocity Program for early-stage startups, Wilderlands takes the stage to share our progress.Read about the program
After seeing Wilderlands pitch, John and Alison Cameron provide a major boost protecting over 1800 sqm.View their impact
Wilderlands secures our Lead Ecologist bringing over 25 years working across conservation and covenants.Read about Deanna
Wilderlands is selected for Silverstrand's inaugural Biodiversity Accelerator, the first program of its kind alongside a cohort of global founders.Read about the program
Wilderlands meet a couple who completely change the trajectory of the business with a commitment to protect 28,910 sqm across all four projects, with a particular focus on the Coorong.
Wilderlands partners with Lendlease for their Towards Zero Customer Summit protecting the equivalent square meters of the event and creating a unique way attendees can unlock their very own starter pack.
Wilderlands CMO Heath Evans presents at the 2022 Conservation in Finance Conference.Watch the presentation
Wilderlands accepts an invitation to attend the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal. It proves a game-changing decision.Read about the experience
We're on the world's radar as the WEF highlights Wilderlands in an article exploring how biodiversity credits can deliver benefits for business, nature, and local communities.Read the story
Just six months since launching, Wilderlands reaches a significant milestone thanks to the generosity of supporters across the globe.
As the burgeoning biodiversity market continues to form, Wilderlands is selected to join credit developers from across the globe as part of the UN's Biodiversity Credit Alliance.Learn more about the BCA
Wilderlands were invited to deliver the opening plenary at the Victorian Biodiversity Conference (VicBioCon) to an audience of over 500 attendees.Read about the conference
Australia's largest arts and culture festival commits to protecting precious biodiversity at Coorong Lakes and gives attendees the opportunity to unlock their own patch as well.Read about the campaign
With global publications starting to take notice, Wilderlands is highlighted in an article exploring Australia's opportunity to be aleader in the biodiversity market.Read the story
Our partnership kicks off as we team up to deliver a campaign supporting our Alleena project with 4350 sqm protected by the company as well as a commitment to provide every purchase with a square metre of protection in this project.Read about the campaign
An in-depth piece exploring the role of finance in driving the biodiversity market shines a light on Wilderlands as early evidence of the impact this may have on biodiversity.Read the story
After being selected as one of 11 teams to be part of the Melbourne Accelerator Program, Wilderlands CEO shares the story of the startup at the MAP Launch.Read about the program
After only 9 months, Wilderlands reaches a major milestone with over 60,000 sqm protected across four projects from over 1000 supporters.Start protecting nature today
Wilderlands are selected to be part of the KPMG Nature Positive Challenge as one of five teams from across Australia, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea.Learn more about the program
We've received global recognition for our proprietary methodology that leverages state conservation covenant regulations and incorporates leading ecosystem management practices to fulfil the promises that underpin every Biological Diversity Unit and which are detailed in our Wilderlands Whitepaper.Learn more