Over recent years we have felt that the protection of the environment has become an increasingly urgent priority for our foundation. While it can be overwhelming to see the constant destruction of the natural world, itlso spurs us on to try to force a change in the way we do things.
We believe that the AEGN, under Amanda Martin’s leadership, has allowed us to have hope. There is so much inspiration from other members and staff – so much doing not just talking. The email conversation allows us to see where others are funding and helps shape the way that we are able to best use our resources to make a difference
The AEGN field trips such as those to Gondwana Link, in Western Australia and Habitat 141, in Victoria, demonstrated to us the importance of stakeholders working together to achieve significant conservation outcomes. We really appreciate the way in which the AEGN is able to introduce us to such programs and highlight their successes.
We have also gained valuable insights from attending the AEGN conferences where we have had the chance to meet with other members and gain a more nuanced appreciation of some of the key issues that help us understand the bigger picture. This sharing extends beyond the conferences to the fascinating briefings both from members and environmental organisations that take place on a regular basis and keep us so well informed.
It is the generosity of the AEGN and its members that makes us believe that there is still an opportunity for environmental philanthropy to be effective.