Wilderlands were grateful for the opportunity to travel to Canberra to present at the 2022 Conservation Finance Intensive.
It was a special event hosted by the Australian Land Conservation Alliance & Trust for Nature with the support of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water; Accounting for Nature Ltd and Wildlife Bank Trust and was a chance to share the story of our startup and how Wilderlands is protecting Australia’s biodiversity; one square metre at a time.
Chief Marketing Officer Heath Evans represented Wilderlands and shared how we’re working with leading conservation organisations to unite the impact of their work to create one of the world’s first voluntary biodiversity units and shared case-studies from recent engagements with major corporate businesses as well as how the startup is selling through distribution channels as well.
Wilderlands also joined a panel discussion around how conservation and Indigenous land management organisations are meeting the emerging demand for nature financing alongside Sean Appoo from Aboriginal Carbon Foundation and Rachael Cavanagh from Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation, as well as Nick Mogford at Bush Heritage Australia.
Amongst the other discussions throughout the day were explorations into the current global drivers of investments in nature and how those drivers are influencing action by the private sector, government and the non-profit sector as well as case studies, panel sessions and analysis from overseas and Australia of our most promising opportunities to unlock more investment.
Highlights of the day included:
- Global frameworks driving investments in nature with Dr Adrian Ward and Travis Anklam.
- What is the private sector investing in and why with Simon O’Connor, Laura Waterford, Bláthnaid Byrne, and Lucy Friend.
- The Government’s role in driving increased investments in nature with Gillian Mayne, Melissa Sinclair, Kate Smillie, and Justin Story.
Since launching in March, Wilderlands have protected over 46,282 square metres of vulnerable habitat thanks to the generosity of people and partners passionate about protecting the planet.
Learn more about Wilderlands here.