Wilderlands have celebrated our first anniversary with the launch of an interactive timeline recognising some of the key moments that have made this past year so memorable.
With highlights ranging from recognition in global media through to being invited to attend the United Nation’s Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, it’s been a surreal year and has only been possible thanks to the incredible support of our Wilderlands community.
Reflecting on the past twelves months, Co-Founder and CEO Ash Knop said the biodiversity protection landscape had changed beyond recognition which has helped Wilderlands become a global leader in this burgeoning space as one of the early credit developers.
“When we launched Wilderlands we were having to explain to people why biodiversity protection mattered and present a world of possibilities where protecting nature could be a reality.
“We’ve since seen 190 countries commit to protecting 30% of nature by 2030 and are now having daily discussions with individuals and organisations around how we can help them start protecting nature today.”Ash Knop
Since launching in August 2022, Wilderlands have protected over 60,000 square metres across four projects that represent key ecosystems including grasslands, tall-forests, woodlands, and wetlands.
The Biological Diversity Unit (BDU) represents a 1sqm plot of permanently-protected and actively managed land in high ecological value projects across Australia, with each unit 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.
Wilderlands have received global recognition for our innovative approach to biodiversity credit development which leverages state conservation covenant regulations and incorporates leading ecosystem management practices that are implemented across each project in collaboration with the landholder.
Following the release of our Wilderlands Whitepaper we were invited to attend the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal as well as selected to become part of the Biodiversity Credit Alliance.
Wilderlands has also partnered with a range of brands including Adelaide Festival, al.ive body, Monash University and many more as recognition continues to grow that biodiversity loss is bad for business and leaders begin to take action.
We have also been invited to keynote at events including the Victorian Biodiversity Conference and speak to a range of audiences including the Conservation in Finance Conference in Canberra, as well as to staff and schools across the country.
These are just some of the milestones and moments that are celebrated in the timeline, with other achievements such as being selected for the Melbourne Accelerator Program, KPMG Nature Positive Challenge, and many programs and alliances still progressing throughout this year.
We’re excited to have reached this 12 month milestone and even more energised for what is to come over the next year.
We hope you’ll join us on this journey.