INSIDER TIPS - Partnerships
Over 40 #NatureForAll partners have shared their success stories and resources with #NatureForAll to help us learn from one another, increase knowledge, overcome barriers, and scale up projects and programmes that connect people with nature.
To conserve nature and create a sustainable future, action is needed not only from the conservation community, but from people across all communities and walks of life. The following are insider tips from #NatureForAll partners who have successfully worked together to connect people with nature:
- “Working with experts in fields of design, user experience, science and education improved the quality and educational value of the resources which extended the longevity of their use.” – New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service’s Wilderquest (Australia) bringing experts from the technology and education sector to ensure that every child in New South Wales under 12 has a positive experience in a national park.
- “Work together. There is so much to learn from others.” – Let It Grow (Europe) brings zoos, aquaria, museums and botanical gardens together to engage people in protecting native species in their own backyards.
- “Partners are key! In places where resources are limited, we work closely with partners/volunteers to help in the delivery of Learn-to Camp programming.” – Parks Canada’s Learn-to-Camp programming (Canada) brings community organizations to help facilitate an appreciation for nature among Canadians of all ages and allow them to connect with nature.
- “Partnerships and in-kind support are key for success.” - Tank Watch (Global) partnered with a digital technology company and wildlife and animal welfare organizations to develop and promote the app.
- Creating solid networks is very important for our organization; be it with international or European partners, with Belgian researchers and administrations, or with Belgian media… We are constantly interacting with many types of people and organizations. – The Belgian Biodiversity Platform (Belgium) raises awareness and motivates scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners to embrace nature and its values.
Call to action: We know that partnerships expand our abilities by leaps and bounds. Who can you work with to help connect new audiences with Nature? How far can you reach out? Can you call on a friend or a large company, or maybe even your own competition?