We won the Banksia Community Award!

Exciting news!


The NatureMapr Network and Atlas of Life was awarded the
Banksia Community Award at an event in Melbourne last night.

Graz van Egmond, CEO of the Banksia Foundation said: “We were thrilled with the calibre of entries to the Awards, and the winners’ commitment to progressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It’s wonderful to be able to connect their work here in Australia with a global drive for change. They should be very proud of the impact they are having.”

Comments made on our entry by the 2018 Banksia Sustainability Awards Judges:

  • The NatureMapr Network initiative stood out for its unique approaches and strong relations to the SDGs.

  • They have clearly demonstrated strong capacity-building and local community participation.

  • The collaborations involved with this entry were described as impressive by the judges, given the brand engagement with schools, government and local councils and their multiple links to the sustainable development goals were applauded.

  • The NatureMapr Network in partnership with Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness impressed the Banksia Judges with their tangible and clear results, which demonstrates strong potential for this project to grow over a long-term period, with clear positive impacts and empowerment happening in the communities involved. 

A few shots from the Awards event:

Our slideshow shown during the presentation: