Wilderness. The restorative powers of natural wilderness are well documented — whether on land or water. Walking in the woods, hiking a summit, or sailing the high seas — they are psychologically, physically and socially tied to nature.
Yet, they have developed an economy where they simply expect intact habitats to exist for their own sake and ascribe no value to them. Unless of course, they can extract value at no cost to the extractor. With few exceptions, such as tourism, they have few opportunities to monetarily value the habitat unless someone finds an extractable resource. At which point, it’s too late.
That’s why they founded Wilderness Markets. They believe intact habitats should exist and should be valued appropriately. Markets exist for both the ecosystem and for the products they can provide without destroying these habitats. Their role is to:
-provide access to markets
-provide access to best practices
-provide access to capital
Their experience spans both terrestrial and marine environments in Africa, Latin and Central America and the United States. Focus sectors include agri-business, tourism, and fisheries.See more