FISH RIVER EXPEDITION

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Fish River Station, a stunning 178,116 hectare property on the mighty Daly River, is breaking new ground in nature conservation in remote Australia.

The owner of this huge station was keen to see his lightly grazed property with its enormous biodiversity values conserved. Fish River Station will now be protected forever as part of the National Reserve System - Australia's most secure way of protecting native habitat - and is creating new conservation jobs for Indigenous people in Australia's remote Top End.

A new partnership between government, conservation organisations and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) created this landmark conservation model. The $13 million dollar property was purchased with $8.6 million from Caring for our Country, $1.4 million from the Indigenous Land Corporation and $3 million from the conservation groups, The Nature Conservancy and Pew Environment Group.

WILD ENTERPRISE

AUG 7 - 17 2019

7 SPOTS LEFT

Investment AU $4520 per person

$800 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

BALANCE DUE 10 JUN 2010

If you wish to join this exclusive journey, book quick!


Fish River Station will eventually be handed back to an organisation representing its traditional owners, who will manage its magnificent biodiversity for future generations. In the meantime the ILC - an organisation that helps Indigenous Australians acquire and manage property - holds the land in a trust arrangement with Greening Australia and is managing the property with Indigenous rangers and support from The Nature Conservancy.

Fish River is the result of a great alliance with new thinking about how to build long-term conservation in some of our most remote country. It is an exciting new model for Australia's National Reserve System, conserving outstanding biodiversity, providing sustainable livelihoods to Indigenous Australians and handing land back to the traditional owners.

LOCATION

 

PARTNERS

Indigenous Land Corporation

 

WHAT DO VOPO GUESTS SAY?

IS THIS FOR ME?

VOPO Expeditions invite participants from all walks of life. Whether you bring multiple qualifications, practical experience or enthusiasm, we extend this experience to everyone.

One critical factor is openness. The Mentawais are considered remote. Together, we will embrace the simplistic beauty of life. You won't get high-speed internet, but you will access a new world of connection and insight.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Access to VOPO Adventure Society
  • Pre-Expedition Intellectual Immersion
  • Expert guidance and hosting by diversely qualified Expedition Leader
  • All meals day 1 - 9 (delicious, sustainable, local, plant-centric)
  • Domestic flights and internal transfers
  • Brainmelt™ and Wildesign™ workshops
  • Political events and Industry excursions
  • Marine and ecology-based experiences
  • Village connection and genuine relationships
  • First Aid and CPR trained team
  • Carbon offsets included
  • Dedicated trip photographer
  • Post expedition Impact Report
  • 24/7 Customer Support
 

AGENDA

Register your email address to receive the project scope for this impact adventure.

 
 

THE EXPEDITIONS

VOPO Expeditions were conceptualised to address social and environmental challenges, by bringing skilled humans, adventurers & innovative minds together from across the world for an experience like no other. The itinerary is designed to connect, intellectually stimulate and inspire new ways of tackling some of the worlds biggest feats. All in a pristine setting with the wisdom of locals and curious company who are eager to dive deep, get exploring and bask in the glory of nature. 

THE PROCESS

  Seed  Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

Seed
Behind the scenes, we partner and work directly with communities on projects to provide solutions to key sustainability challenges.

  Design  Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

Design
Our team of experts spend extensive time scouting, engaging, researching and testing all elements of your adventure to create an unforgettable experience.

  Action  We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary. 

Action
We unite local leaders with a team of global pioneers to embark on a VOPO Project, embedded into an insanely inspiring adventure itinerary. 

  Propel  Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

Propel
Leveraging our global network, we drive longterm change through consulting, reporting and repeat experience to accomplish our targets.

WHAT WILL YOU GO HOME WITH?

A once in a life time and memorable adventure, a global network of fearless, innovative and creative minds &
the tools to solve social and environmental challenges using our Brainmelt method.


SUSTAINABILITY

As air travel is a huge contributor to environmental degradation, our team are currently focused on calculating our carbon footprint. For which, we are developing a method to account for the impact of all miles (revealed soon). We also respect our role as guests in each host country, knowing that long-term strong partnerships are imperative to sustainable outcomes and allow us to be responsive to the genuine goals of the region. VOPO also devote a portion of Expedition places to local scholarship participants, a measure that maximises accessibility. This is also key to our mission, exploring unintended consequences and addressing systems rather than symptoms. Additionally, we stay at locations that are off the grid, investing in local employment, with a commitment towards conservation and in harmony with nature.

See our Sustainability Policy.

 

open your mind to what you can offer and see what magic the planet gives back to you.

Wish to reserve a spot on the Mentawai Inhabit? Pay your deposit today!