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rowan eisner
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Hi, I've been thinking for a long time about providing a service for people interested in investing in private reserves internationally. At the moment if you're interested in buying a reserve there is no way to find something that best meets your conservation objectives (eg rainforests, tiger habitat, primary forest) or aims to provide best conservation value/$. And there's nothing for small investors - you have to buy the whole reserve yourself.

I have a business plan but it would need three areas on knowledge which I don't have: legals (to set up land trusts), financial management and web development. I can provide the conservation prioritisation.

I don't have money to pay people up front. I'd like to find people willing to get involved as partners, but I think it could provide an income in a couple of years, if we get it going. And it wouldn't require a lot of time at first.

I'd be interested to know what people think. How should I go about finding people for this? Thanks for any suggestions.
 
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rowan eisner wrote:Hi, I've been thinking for a long time about providing a service for people interested in investing in private reserves internationally. At the moment if you're interested in buying a reserve there is no way to find something that best meets your conservation objectives (eg rainforests, tiger habitat, primary forest) or aims to provide best conservation value/$. And there's nothing for small investors - you have to buy the whole reserve yourself

I have a business plan but it would need three areas on knowledge which I don't have: legals (to set up land trusts), financial management and web development. I can provide the conservation prioritisation.

I don't have money to pay people up front. I'd like to find people willing to get involved as partners, but I think it could provide an income in a couple of years, if we get it going. And it wouldn't require a lot of time at first.

I'd be interested to know what people think. How should I go about finding people for this? Thanks for any suggestions.


Sounds interesting, my partner and I can do web build/design and I can do financial management to a certain extent.   Let us know if you'd like to discuss further.
 
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Thanks Anna, that's great. Would you like me to send you the business plan?

The financial management may require licences in some jurisdictions because it involves handling investments for other people and holding funds in trust. The web development involves database programming to run a decision support system. Can you guys do these sorts of things?

I'm finishing off my PhD at the moment and won't be able to get back to working on this till the end of the year. I'd need to start finding suppliers of reserves to get it going and figure out which geographic locations and jurisdictions would be possible to start operating. Then it will need a marketing person too.

Great to hear from you. Hope we can work something out.

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Rowan
 
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