Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative:
IMPROVE LANDSCAPES. CONNECT COMMUNITIES.
The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative is a landscape initiative. We work with partners across the Agulhas Plain and broader Overberg in the Western Cape of South Africa, using a landscape-level approach to facilitate conservation.
ABI operates as a voluntary association.
So private landowners, government departments, municipalities, non-profit organisations and businesses join as members (there is no cost associated with membership).
These ABI Partners then drive conservation and other action – as a collective – under the four themes of ABI (land-use planning; responsible tourism, environmental education and transitioning to a green economy).
This interim coordination unit receives oversight from the ABI Committee, consisting of private landowners, government department officials and conservation organisation heads.
They in turn are accountable to the broader stakeholder group – the ABI Partnership.
Located around the most southerly tip of Africa, the Overberg region is the showcase of some of the most beautiful landscapes.