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Forever Wild: Cape York, Burning for Biodiversity

Forever Wild: Cape York, Burning for Biodiversity

Forever Wild acquires and manages land for nature and people. Science shows us that both can co-exist in a contemporary world, and we have set out to make it happen. Our Shared Earth Landscapes are a powerful demonstration of how to put nature and social well-being at the heart of landscape management. The Tropical Wetlands reserve in Northern Australia is one property in our Cape York Shared Earth Landscape. The reserve has permanent lakes, swamps and creeks and an incredible mosaic of old-growth savanna woodland. The landscape holds one of the highest mammal diversities in the Cape York region, over 220 species of birds (over one quarter of Australia’s bird species) and diverse elements from Aboriginal and early settler European culture. The Tropical Wetlands is a biodiversity jewel.
Shared Earth Landscapes

Northern Quoll

The population of Northern Quolls on the Tropical Wetlands is one of the most important in Australia, because they have learned to live with the poisonous, introduced cane toads! Almost everywhere else, the Northern Quoll has disappeared or is in serious decline.
Our management is designed to protect this critical population, along with all the other species that call the reserve home. An important element of this management is to protect the property from wildfire that could wipe out the Northern Quoll. Wildfire would also result in the deaths of tens of thousands of other animals, and can fundamentally alter habitats by destroying logs, critical ground cover and by killing plants that have adapted to tolerate ‘cooler’ fires.

Fire Management

By conducting careful, science-based fire management we protect - and even rejuvenate - the woodlands and grasslands where Northern Quolls live, ensuring the population thrives. We measure our success by monitoring key elements of the habitat over time.

The Indigenous people of this area are the Muluridji, and we are proudly working with them to reconnect with this landscape.
Fire Management

Bana Bubu

Meaning Place of Water, Bana Bubu was established to create a pathway for Indigenous people to work alongside Forever Wild on the management of the Tropical Wetlands Reserve. Bana Bubu will share their traditional knowledge on fire and conservation management and will be a direct financial beneficiary of these impact certificates.
Bana Bubu

United Nations: Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 interconnected goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The SDGs provide a comprehensive framework for addressing the world's most pressing economic, social, and environmental challenges.

Global impact groups play a crucial role in supporting the SDGs by creating mechanisms to mobilise resources, collaborate with stakeholders, and drive collective action toward achieving the goals. These groups have the capacity to leverage their expertise and resources to make a significant positive impact.