Plan overview July 2008
What is Native Jungle? <ul><li>Native Jungle is a conservancy that leads habitat-centric conservation programs in the Wes...
Native Jungle priorities <ul><li>Identify corridors of private lands selected strategically for long-term conservation pot...
Native Jungle OGSM <ul><li>Protect (acquire / influence) a 100 km ² area in 10-years </li></ul><ul><li>Target 3500 acres i...
Native Jungle OGSM <ul><li>Formalize strategic partnership with NCF for restoration – nurseries set-up in year 1 </li></u...
Core team <ul><li>The Native Jungle team has diverse and deep experience in conservation, business & entrepreneurship, fin...
Native Jungle benefits to society & business <ul><li>Environmental and social benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing emis...
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Native Jungle March 2009

Plan overview of Native Jungle -- a conservancy that leads habitat-centric conservation programs in the Western Ghats of India – a fragile & rapidly depleting global biodiversity hotspot that harbors rare and endemic wildlife
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Transcripts - Native Jungle March 2009

  • 1. Plan overview July 2008
  • 2. What is Native Jungle? <ul><li>Native Jungle is a conservancy that leads habitat-centric conservation programs in the Western Ghats of India – a fragile & rapidly depleting global biodiversity hotspot that harbors rare and endemic wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Native Jungle will strive to achieve the following results: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the habitat in these fragile pockets by acquiring or influencing private lands adjacent to PAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurably restore biodiversity in these areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish wildlife corridors for some key / flagship species like Elephant, Tiger, Great Hornbills, Nilgiri & Lion-tailed monkeys, etc. by “patching-up” fragments </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Native Jungle priorities <ul><li>Identify corridors of private lands selected strategically for long-term conservation potential (typically plantations adjoining PAs) </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire these corridors, and/or, in non-owned land, create a “NativeJungle Fellowship” that links partner plantations / private lands for conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Restore biodiversity (in both owned and non-owned areas) in a scientific manner: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Native species restoration, wildlife corridor planning & biodiversity management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrol land to prevent poaching, fires, encroachment & invasives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If lands continue agriculture & sustain livelihoods, lead conservation friendly practices like: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation agriculture (Coffee, tea, spices) including certification, market place creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable ecotourism – promote education and responsible visitor behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leverage the value of ecosystem services for biodiversity conservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, land/water/air purification, cultural, recreational & aesthetic values, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Native Jungle OGSM <ul><li>Protect (acquire / influence) a 100 km ² area in 10-years </li></ul><ul><li>Target 3500 acres in 3-years in a specific high-impact location </li></ul><ul><li>Be a key change agent for large-scale private habitat conservation in India </li></ul>Goals (what do we want to achieve in specific numbers?) Objectives (what do we want to be?) <ul><li>Acquire 500-acres in year 1 through friends & family </li></ul><ul><li>Identify strategic corridors high on conservation value and create guidelines / roadmap for conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize road map for acquisition (10-year plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Influence 500-acres in year 1 (like Plenty Valley, Shakthi, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire: </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage friends & family network to kick-off initial land acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Formal conservancy created to raise public funding for further acquisition / influence projects </li></ul><ul><li>Influence: </li></ul><ul><li>Influence key stakeholders on conservation practices in plantations (non-owned land) </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with top corporate plantations in India (Tata, Birla, Parry, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Go to key corporates / industry bodies in India / US and drive active participation from the business community </li></ul>Measures (in 08/09) (how will we review progress on a continuous basis?) Strategies & plans ( how will we achieve them?)
  • 5. Native Jungle OGSM <ul><li>Formalize strategic partnership with NCF for restoration – nurseries set-up in year 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Create biodiversity inventory & monitoring mechanisms </li></ul><ul><li>Restore: </li></ul><ul><li>Scientifically restore biodiversity in these plantations </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor wildlife populations periodically </li></ul><ul><li>Finalize partnership with RA and/or other certifying body </li></ul><ul><li>Certify Altaghat coffee (‘Laughing Thrush’ blend) </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot responsible and low-impact ecotourism </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot India for Natural Capital project </li></ul><ul><li>Sustain: </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation coffee for premium coffee prices (?) – RA to certify – niche blends from niche valleys </li></ul><ul><li>Link with coffee buyers (Caribou, Whole Foods, RA, Coffee Day, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore sustainable ecotourism model for viewing highly endemic wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Explore creation of innovative financial instruments (‘Biodiversity economics’) like biodiversity offsets, carbon finance, etc. with World Bank, CCX and other markets </li></ul>Measures (in 08/09) (how will we review progress on a continuous basis?) Strategies & plans (how will we achieve them?)
  • 6. Core team <ul><li>The Native Jungle team has diverse and deep experience in conservation, business & entrepreneurship, financial markets, scientific research, ecotourism, rainforest restoration, wildlife filmmaking and real estate </li></ul><ul><li>The team is ultimately united by its passion for wildlife and wilderness and is committed to finding innovative models to make conservation succeed in India </li></ul>
  • 7. Native Jungle benefits to society & business <ul><li>Environmental and social benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserved / restored habitats provide a powerful brake on climate change / global warming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodiversity conservation of habitat & endangered species via protection / restoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging and nurturing native cultures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meaningful and sustainable community livelihoods linked with biodiversity conservation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Business benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon offsets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodiversity offsets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation coffee / spices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable ecotourism with spectacular experiences with native wildlife and cultures targeting global travelers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of ecosystem services? </li></ul></ul>
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