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CHANGING THE WORLD STARTS HERE

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VISION

Ecological Engineering

To be the global leader in rehabilitating disturbed and degraded rangeland ecosystems by simply mimicking the ecological engineering once done by Australia’s now largely extinct marsupials, and then letting nature do the rest.

THE QUENDA

The Quenda is a sub species of the Southern Brown Bandicoot, the name derived from the Noongar Boodjar word kwinda. 

They, like hundreds of other Australian marsupials, spend time burrowing small holes in the soil looking for food. One Quenda digs around 4 tonnes of dirt a year.

In the process of digging pits the Quenda actually engineer the ecosystem. It turns out that the pits perform a really important ecological function because they act to collect nutrients, water, plant litter and seeds providing the perfect conditions for germination.

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MISSION

To be the global leader in rehabilitating disturbed and degraded rangeland ecosystems by simply mimicking the ecological engineering once done by Australia’s now largely extinct marsupials, and then letting nature do the rest.

 

By kickstarting the rehabilitation of degraded rangelands we will also sequester CO2 both in the soil and in the biomass on a scale that dwarfs any current sequestration methodology and will do on the basis of real verifiable numbers, not guesses from a computer model.

 

In the process we will also restore biodiversity and ecological function as well as provide real time data on feral flora and fauna to assist in their eradication.

 

Ultimately the automation of the simplest ecological process has the potential to have the most profound and positive effect on mitigating the effects of climate change, and a world in which our kids and their kids can once again thrive.

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ECOLOGICAL ENGINEER

Quenda is a low-cost solar powered autonomous “Mars style” rover that simply emulates a Quenda (bandicoot) by drilling shallow, angled holes into the ground at a rate of 20,000 holes per hectare per day.

 

These pits create the ideal conditions to kick start the process of ecological succession and ultimately the regeneration of ecosystems and biodiversity.

Human activity has caused degradation and nature can’t, by itself, heal the wounds. The problem is too big to solve without automation.

 

To solve the problem we will use natures very own solution, rolled out with a fleet of low-cost automated Quendas.

 

If we give nature the start, it can do the rest. It has already been doing it for hundreds of millions of years.

REWILDING

The importance of biodiversity

Before European colonisation, the Australian outback was a savannah. We now have the opportunity to return it to savannah and in turn, create an industry worth hundreds of millions of dollars, with so much of those benefits going back into regional and indigenous communities. 


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With Quenda we can now reverse 200 years damage to our soils in a decade

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THE SOIL CARBON SPONGE

How can we regenerate and rehydrate our degraded rangeland ecosystems?

The potential to earn US$100 billion by regenerating degraded rangeland ecosystems.

Able to sequester 10 times Australia’s emissions by 2030.

Creating sustainable jobs in remote communities giving traditional owners a financial return on country whilst improving the land?

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GLOBAL REWILDING ALLIANCE

Animating the Carbon Cycle

Presented by Oswald Schmitz,
Yale School of the Environment USA

OUR PARTNERS

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2025

Potential to reduce WA’s emissions in 3 years

55%

Global Industry Dependent on Nature

100%

Australian designed and developed

200

Potential to reverse 200 years of land damage

17 Lacey Street, Perth Western Australia 6000

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