Most people are aware of global climate change and that fact that we are fast approaching critical thresholds, which if surpassed could see apocalyptic repercussions. But there is currently a media blackout on the fact that Earth is already in the depths of a 6th mass extinction, due to the fact that the human species has destroyed almost every eco-system it has come into contact with. In the words of Sir David Attenborough “mankind is a scourge on the planet”.
The Centre for Biological Diversity estimates that over the course of our lifetimes we are likely to witness the extinction of up to 50% of all species alive today, with the remaining 50% dangling on the precipice. What we do, or don’t do, over the coming decades will affect the survival of our species, all other species, and Mother Earth, as we know Her.
We already have the technology and tools needed to halt the destruction but it will take the bold responsible leadership of a few and the collective awakening of the masses. We must leave our desks and screens for a while and journey back into nature to experience our own personal connection to the Earth and to hear the quiet callings of our souls, beckoning us to become the change we wish to see in the world…
LII is founded on seven core principles that make up the DNA of the company, guiding our major decisions down to the smallest of details – they are: love, honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, clarity and gratitude. Gradually, our new heroes and celebrities are becoming those who live principled, authentic lives and inspire us towards self-mastery and purposeful living. We are coming to view individual wealth as far less important than social wealth, and lasting legacy as more valuable than all the world’s possessions.
Our new billionaires are being redefined as those who are positively affecting the lives of a billion people; saving a species from extinction; or creating solutions to the great challenges of our time. On the Leadership Islands we will take the most important journey of all: that of maturing into our highest selves and crafting our highest contributions.
Leadership Islands Indonesia (LII) is a for-profit Radical Positive Impact (RPI) business, which is to say, that we are in the business of changing the world for the better. 30% of LII’s annual profits will be channeled to our Giving Back programs that will serve to protect precious eco-systems, critically endangered species, indigenous tribes and at-risk children.
LII’s team of eco-experts is working diligently to ensure that the entire project is carbon-negative by using the latest sustainable engineering technologies. That said, the carbon footprint incurred through air miles alone will be significant so upon arrival guests will plant a number of trees in our protected forests to offset the total carbon footprint of their stay on the islands.
Every decade LII will focus on the protection and preservation of 5 critically endangered species. Our first 5 will be native to Indonesia: the Sumatran tiger, Javanese panther, dugong, whale shark and giant manta. The two big cat species will be supported through a breed and release program in protected areas of rainforest in Sumatra and Kalimantan. The marine species will be protected within Leadership Islands’ Marine National Park and through the creation of open-source tools and support for other marine parks around Indonesia and worldwide.
Leadership Islands will support the protection of indigenous tribes around the world, including advocacy for land rights and 100% sponsorship for young tribal change-makers and tribal elders to visit the Leadership Islands for a mutual exchange of insights and solutions.
The Founder and Director of Leadership Islands, Natalia Perry, is also the founder of The Safe Childhoods Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to combating Crimes Against Children. Leadership Islands will support Safe Childhoods’ Child Protection efforts that include identification, rescue, safe-housing, legal and therapeutic support.