Environmental Resilience

Support new ways of conserving and sustainably managing large-scale, globally significant natural environments for the benefit of future generations.


Our approach


Taking a rights-based human centered approach to building environmental resilience

by building environmental and socio-economic resilience to the unprecedented pressure being placed on land, biodiversity and water resources; and empowering Indigenous peoples and local communities who look after and protect more than 80% of the planet’s remaining biodiversity.

Partners and projects


10 Deserts Project, Australia

To keep Australia's outback healthy for the benefit of future generations this project is building the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth.

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Forest conservation in Manitoba's boreal, Canada

Working with Indigenous Nations to support Indigenous-led conservation and sustainable resource management to build a resilient future for people and nature in Canada’s boreal.

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Alto Mayo Awajun Communities Landscape project, Peru

In the Alto Mayo landscape, one of Peru’s most biodiverse regions, Conservation International is working with local communities to help improve their livelihoods and deter deforestation, through the conservation of critical natural capital and the increase of environmentally sustainable and inclusive production in this globally important landscape.

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El Boldo to Cantillana Conservation Corridor, Chile

Achieving transformative conservation of Chile’s Mediterranean habitat through the Derecho Real de Conservación.

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Resilient Reefs

Enhancing the resilience of the world’s most treasured coral reef sites and the communities that depend on them to adapt to climate change and local threats.

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A user-friendly assessment tool developed by the Rainforest Alliance, Verra and Conservation International that helps organizations to assess and credibly communicate sustainability performance at landscape scale.

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Valdivian Coastal Reserve, Chile

Managing and conserving the Reserve’s biological and cultural diversity, contributing to local and regional well-being and building a reference model for private conservation, through the conservation and restoration of native forests, environmental education, and promoting sustainable tourism led by local communities.

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A global learning network connecting practitioners with a rights-based, human centered approach to building environmental resilience. Together we learn, share and amplify.

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Program updates

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How can private lands contribute to the urgent need for conservation?

Tierra Austral Foundation has participated in the collaborative process to inform the “Effective Biodiversity Conservation: 30 Urgent Measures for 2030” report, that provides significant proposals to enhance public policies and protect the biodiversity of Chile.

43 days ago

Environmental Resilience

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”I've learned that I can be a leader in my community”

The Awajún School of Governance reached a major milestone, graduating its first class of 54 young students from five Indigenous communities in Alto Mayo (San Martin region), Peru. Graduates have the tools to play a more active role in the decision-making processes in their community.

120 days ago

Environmental Resilience

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Ningaloo: a model for reef management with a localized action plan

The Ningaloo community has reached a pivotal point in their efforts to address the impacts of climate change on their reef. With the introduction of a comprehensive action plan under the Ningaloo Resilience Strategy, reef managers and community members are now equipped with the tools needed to build climate resilience and implement solutions at a local level.

248 days ago

Environmental Resilience

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Indigenous led conservation showcased at landmark biodiversity conference

Government representatives from around the world are expected to decide a new global framework to address the world’s biodiversity crisis at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada, from 7-19 December. Partners of the BHP Foundation Environmental Resilience Program attended the landmark conference to share experiences from projects that take a community and culture first approach to conservation activities to create enduring, resilient ecosystems.

351 days ago

Environmental Resilience

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Global and national programs

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