Our conservation actions are delivering biodiversity improvements while channelling economic investment toward remote and Indigenous communities. It’s good for wildlife, and good for people.
We advance market-based conservation by building economies around sustainable, boutique supply chains for natural materials, that support local livelihoods and sustainable development for Indigenous people and rural communities.
We disseminate scientific expertise and advice to the public, and provide input to businesses using natural materials in their supply chains, to influence shifts to more responsible and sustainable sourcing.
We deliver on-ground conservation action and research including biodiversity surveys, ecological monitoring, fire management regimes, invasive species management, and habitat restoration.
We safeguard areas of land to support biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services through land purchases and land management partnerships.
HOW WE DO IT
At People For Wildlife we believe the most effective conservation can and should be enduring and self-sustaining, and must support the livelihoods and sustainable development aspirations of Indigenous people and rural communities.
Many conservation models rely on funding that is linked to a funding cycle or the status of a particular species. It means that funding can be insufficient and fragmented, and can make it difficult to achieve conservation goals.
The material realities of the world we live in means that big business has a big impact on the planet, so we partner with industry-leading businesses who want to disrupt the business-as-usual approach and set a new normal for sustainability.
We use a world-first “circular sustainability” framework to do this.
Circular sustainability is related to the concept of a market-driven conservation economy, but is focused on the conservation of resources and biodiversity by local people through investment from big business.
We locate areas of biodiverse land where there are partnership opportunities with local communities to develop certain supply chains of raw materials, through the sustainable harvest of raw materials from natural ecosystems.
This creates employment and royalties for local communities, which stimulates more land being put aside and managed for biodiversity and conservation outcomes, on which the supply chain depends.
This adds to our growing evidence base that sustainably harvesting from a bioregion's indigenous local natural resources can be done in a way that meets local communities' needs, and restores rather than depletes natural and social capital. We then talk to people about that evidence base, building impetus for more people to get involved.