Ampliseed is an active insights exchange for the change-makers of our time.

Participants on the Ampliseed cross project exchange at the Indigenous Desert Alliance Conference, Uluru, Australia.

2023 © Laura Clifton-Jones


We connect practitioners and nurture high-trust relationships, engage and amplify collective learning, and support leadership and advocacy.

Project spotlight: Ampliseed

Ampliseed is an innovative learning and leadership network model.

The underlying concept is that by connecting conservation practitioners who are working on rights-based, people-centred approach to achieve enduring conservation outcomes, will strengthen project outcomes. The network is designed to weave a culture of learning and the strength of leadership required to achieve a climate resilient, nature positive future. A cornerstone belief is that “alone, we only get so far: through sharing insights and learning together, we can become extraordinary.”

Ampliseed’s activities are themed around three pillars: sharing information, amplifying learning and weaving a connected community of practice. We maintain trusted and safe spaces for our members to learn and share. The collective insights are distilled and published as case studies to share the lessons learnt beyond our members and reach external audiences. We’ve designed and shared our network model as openly as possible for others to replicate, in 2021 external evaluators noted that our model is “at least meeting, if not exceeding best practices for network design”.

Learn more about our work on the Ampliseed Website.

The seven projects supported by Ampliseed span locations as diverse as the snow-covered Boreal Forest in Canada, World Heritage Listed Coral Reefs, tropical rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, Mediterranean habitat in Chile and Australia’s 10 Deserts.

Image credits
© CI Peru
© Great Barrier Reef Foundation
© Pollination Foundation
© Fundación Tierra Austral
© Nature United
© 10 Deserts Project

Pollination Foundation has been partnering with the BHP Foundation’s Environmental Resilience Program (ER Program) since 1999 to develop and deliver Ampliseed as a dynamic insights exchange connecting world class landscape-scale projects in diverse locations around the world, to share and amplify ideas for environmental resilience. A suite of online knowledge sharing activities includes exchanging expertise on carbon and biodiversity markets, sharing strategies for project monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and exploring community-based livelihood and enterprise models. In person activities include place-based exchanges and coordinating advocacy events at global forums like the UN Climate Change and Biodiversity Conferences of Parties.

Ampliseed Members / Environmental Resilience Partners and Projects:

  • Indigenous Desert Alliance: IDA’s 10 Deserts Project is sustaining the largest Indigenous-led connected conservation network on Earth that aims to keep Australia’s arid lands healthy for the benefit of the entire world.
  • Nature United: Forest Conservation in the Boreal is working with First Nations in the Canadian boreal to help build a socially, economically and environmentally resilient future for Indigenous communities and for nature.
  • Conservation International: Alto Mayo Project is supporting Awajún indigenous communities and migrant farmers become effective stewards of the landscape’s natural resources.
  • Great Barrier Reef Foundation: Resilient Reefs Initiative is enhancing the resilience of the world’s most treasured coral reef sites and the communities that depend on them to adapt to climate change and local threats..
  • Fundación Tierra Austral: The El Boldo to Cantillana Conservation Corridor in Chile is demonstrating a new model for conservation in Chile by using Chile’s new private lands protection tool, the Derecho Real de Conservación, that will help achieve conservation goals within a corridor of Chile-Mediterranean habitat.
  • Rainforest Alliance: LandScale is a user-friendly assessment tool developed by the Rainforest Alliance, Verra and Conservation International that helps organisations to assess and credibly communicate sustainability performance at landscape scale.
  • The Nature Conservancy: The Valdivian Coastal Reserve is protecting one of the largest areas of temperate rainforest in Chile and is managed as a model for private conservation in Chile.

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Kirsty Galloway McLean

Executive Director

Kirsty works on leadership, networking and information sharing projects for the Foundation and is based in Melbourne, Australia. She is a leader in global environmental governance and knowledge management, including 15 years with the UN working on sustainable development and information sharing, and 15 years working directly with communities, government, education and the private sector. Kirsty is passionate about making policies practical, information accessible, and the power of people-led nature conservation. Kirsty previously led the climate change and communications department of the Traditional Knowledge Initiative at Japan’s United Nations University, and she set up the first globally distributed information exchange system under international law for the Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal, Canada. Kirsty has authored four books on climate change and Indigenous peoples, edited several scientific and technical journals, and written numerous articles on climate change adaptation, mitigation, REDD+, safeguards, access and benefit-sharing, Indigenous livelihoods, and traditional knowledge.


Recent publications

Scaling & Systems Change: Fundamentals, Insights and Case Study Reviews

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Ampliseed Annual Report: What Did We Learn? 2023

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Conservation Financing Strategies: Key Lessons and Case Studies

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