These are the principles that guide everything we do and how we do it

Banner image, Tiverton Farm manager, Tim Hill, releasing an Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Photo by Annette Ruzicka

The Odonata 7C's

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Native vegetation conservation and regeneration produce better outcomes through creating corridors, through on site, greater region and statewide corridor contemplation and partner collaboration.

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Implementing carbon mitigation and sequestration strategies, with a view to carbon positive outcomes and climate adaptation planning for heat mapping and solutions for other climate change impacts.

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Focus on priority species to help inspire and focus attention, with the intention of supporting the ecosystems. This includes mammals, birds and insects.

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We seek to work alongside Traditional Owners to find solutions that meet their needs. We believe that through collaboration on land-management we can help support self-determination outcomes.

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Building and supporting community programs and inspiring communities, highlighting that there are solutions and opportunities to participate in projects.

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Capital appreciation

Strategies to generate financial results that are in line with returns expected by investors for non-impact related investments and ensuring capital value is not depleted through the Odonata 7Cs' principles.

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It is not wise to rely on capital appreciation alone and so we focus on cashflow opportunities and feasibility, including those through the emerging natural capital markets.

Our statement of intent

Our reconciliation journey is ever-evolving and sits at the heart of our conservation approach at Odonata Foundation. We seek to work alongside and in collaboration with Traditional Owners in recognition of their connection to Country and in support of pathways to self-determination, land ownership, and the continuation of knowledge and culture sharing.

Australia faces one of the world's highest rates of species extinction, largely due to the displacement of Traditional Owners and other impacts of colonisation. This loss significantly impacts the country's most biodiverse and culturally significant areas, however, Australia is at a pivotal stage where intervention can still prevent further extinctions. Restoring the land management techniques of First Nations people can help to reverse biodiversity loss and protect identified cultural sites.

At Odonata, we exist to halt the rate of extinction by establishing sanctuaries to protect endangered species, preserve culturally significant sites, and reinstate the biodiversity lost due to introduced pests. Once restored, our sanctuaries reflect pre-colonial Australian landscapes; a time when Traditional Owners were the rightful stewards of Country.

In acknowledging that sovereignty was never ceded, we respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands in which we work – their customs, knowledge, land management practices, wisdom and culture.

We believe that in collaboration with First Nations colleagues and partners, Odonata can play a supporting role in regenerating and preserving landscapes, and saving the species that support healthy ecosystems in Australia; and in turn, life on Earth.

Smoking ceremony at Tiverton, 2020. Photo by Annette Ruzicka

Smoking ceremony at Tiverton Farm, held by Traditional Owners, Eastern Maar Aboriginal Coorperation. Photo by Annette Ruzicka