The sustainable use of land is a global issue and one that requires solutions that reflect a deep and meaningful integration of environmental ambition and socio-economic necessity. Many of the world’s protected areas are flanked by some of the most impoverished communities on the planet.
Often, this brings wildlife into confl ict with these communities, exacerbating the challenges in finding solutions that honor both the communities and wildlife as equal stakeholders. Sometimes these villages are given a small stipend, or they might benefit from a simple project funded by the reserve. But what would it look like if these communities became guardians and champions of wildlife and wild places?
We have created a philanthropic investment model that achieves a transparent, scalable and integrated solution for the astute philanthropist to ensure their investment becomes a tangible part of their long-term legacy, whilst creating hope for impoverished communities and protecting the natural habitat for many threatened species.