If you know us, you’ve probably heard us talking about the 4Cs philosophy.
The 4Cs are what we base our whole approach around. It’s the way we ensure our conservation projects are for the long haul. They don’t go bust when there’s a change in government or external funding dries up.
But what do they actually mean? Here’s the lowdown on the 4Cs, and how they apply to Wild Mob.
This one’s probably pretty obvious. We all depend on our world’s biodiversity to survive. Conservation safeguards this biodiversity for generations to come.
Whether it’s bushland restoration, pest control or developing recovery projects for endangered plants and animals, our conservation programs help protect more than 90 threatened species and their habitats.
Importantly, our science-led programs are all about closing the circle on conservation. In other words, we get out there and get our hands dirty.
After all, if you don’t have dirt under your fingernails at the end of the day, the conservation work’s not done.
The second C, Culture, is all about celebrating our unity and respecting our differences.
Our ability to innovate and evolve different ways of living is what makes us human. We work really hard to understand and respect the culture of the communities we work with.
Working together with respect and understanding means we can better identify and leverage the opportunities for conservation.
We can even use local knowledge and resources to get the job done faster and more effectively.
Conservation doesn’t get done without thriving, cohesive communities.
Our approach to conservation is all about collaboration. We’re all about building robust, sustainable networks of people that can affect real and lasting change.
We engage other environmental organisations, universities, governments, businesses, volunteers, landholders and experts, building an entire army of champions for the environment.
We firmly believe conservation doesn’t have to be a financial burden on communities. In fact, our volunteer programs actually raise funds for conservation! How’s that?!
We’re committed to working with local people to build business products that are sustainable and effective. We shop locally, employ local people and ensure our volunteers’ conservation efforts actually improve local economies.
And because we’re not-for-profit, every cent we raise goes right back into our programs, providing more resources to drive and expand conservation initiatives.
Wild Mob’s 4Cs approach doesn’t rely on one hero. Instead, it skills up and provides resources for entire communities, who can identify conservation opportunities and execute them effectively, efficiently and sustainably.
Wild Mob is committed to establishing long-lasting relationships with industry partners, key stakeholders, volunteers and communities across the globe.
Because at the end of the day, we can’t save this world alone!
Keen to know more? See how the 4Cs plays out within our conservation programs.
Our amazing volunteer Sue shares her experiences helping Wild Mob and Nailtail Wallaby researchers at Avocet Nature Refuge.
You know your ABCs, now it’s time to learn the 4Cs. And how they drive everything we do here at Wild Mob.
Here’s return volunteer Maddi with a recount of her recent conservation trip to Brampton Island (and why she’s coming back again in January!).