Forever Nature Fund

The Forever Nature Fund has been created for the purpose of raising capital to purchase and manage areas of critical habitat

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Introducing the Forever Nature Fund

The Forever Nature Fund has been created for the purpose of raising capital to purchase and manage areas of critical habitat, that are prioritised using data driven scientific and environmental assessment tools. The Fund will enable Nature Foundation’s team to act quickly and decisively when a property of high conservation value is available for purchase.

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The Problem

Habitat loss and land clearing has caused the extinction of 62 Australian terrestrial species. Between 2000 and 2017 over 7.7 million hectares of land habitat was cleared in Australia (Source: DCCEEW 2021 Australia State of the Environment Report).

The compounding impacts of climate change will cause a further decline in Australia’s biodiversity, with increasing numbers of species and ecological communities being listed as threatened across the country.

Nature and its life-support system is critical for human survival providing food, water, climate regulation and well-being for all society.

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Our Vision

To realise a nature-positive future where biodiversity is secure, and our life-support system is thriving forever Nature Foundation aims to purchase land with high biodiversity value to create more critical refuges for Australian wildlife.

We have set an ambitious target to double our impact to 1 million hectares by 2030 - in support of Australia’s commitment to 30 per cent of land and sea protected by 2030.

The Solution

 

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"If we act now and work together, we are powerful enough to change the future forever"

Management of the Forever Nature Fund

The Forever Nature Fund will be professionally managed by an external fund manager in accordance with Nature Foundation’s Financial Management and Investment policy. The funds invested will be diversified by asset class and by security to achieve long term financial goals of growth and return, while managing risk. Investments will be excluded that conflict with the organisation’s purpose and values, including Environmental, Social and Governance principles.

How to Contribute

We ask you to consider investing in the Forever Nature Fund and help protect habitat and wildlife today, tomorrow and forever. You can contribute to the Forever Nature Fund by a major gift, regular giving, one-off donation or through a Gift in Will. Benefactor benefits and recognition are tailored to individual contributions.

Benefactor levels:

A contribution may be named (upon request) to recognise a benefactor.

If you wish to leave a Gift in your Will, please speak to your lawyer or contact Patrick Mentzel, Philanthropy Coordinator on 08 8340 2880 or [email protected] for more information. You can find suggested wording for your Will in our Leaving a Gift in Will fact sheet.

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Gift of Land

Another way to support our goal for the Forever Nature Fund is to provide a gift of land. More information on making a gift of land is available in the Land Conservation Information Sheet.

If you are interested in making a gift of land please complete the Land Enquiry Form within the Land Conservation Information Sheet and return it to us.

To Donate

We look forward to starting the journey towards our ambitious target of $20m by 2030, to enable us to acquire land at a scale that provides high impact and sustainable nature conservation. Your donation will greatly help us reach our goal to protect Australian landscapes in perpetuity.

If you prefer to make a once-off donation with a credit card or EFT transfer you can download a form.

"Donating to the Forever Nature Fund, allows me the privilege of joining together with others to help prevent further loss of land, critical habitat and biodiversity."

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Thank you

Nature Foundation greatly appreciates your considered contribution to the Forever Nature Fund. Together we can protect nature now, for the future, and forever.

Major Benefactors

SA Power Networks Employee Foundation
In Memory of Robert and Anne Moyle
 

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For more information

Find out more about the Forever Nature Fund in our brochure  or call us for a confidential discussion or meeting at our office on +618 8340 2880 or email us on [email protected]

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