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ABI Partners

FLOWER VALLEY CONSERVATION TRUST

www.flowervalley.org.za

CAPE AGULHAS TOURISM

www.discovercapeagulhas.co.za

OVERBERG CRANE GROUP

www.bluecrane.org.za

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Flower Valley Conservation Trust is a non-profit organisation, based outside of Gansbaai – a beautiful fynbos hub. We work to secure our often-threatened fynbos landscapes through sustainable harvesting and alien clearing, and protect those whose livelihoods depend on fynbos.

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In the kaleidoscope of coloured fields, fat-tailed sheep graze, life-giving grains ripen and grape juice deepens into award-winning wines amongst indigenous fynbos and generous rivers. But to understand the pulse of this region, it is necessary to tap into the historical and cultural birth of the Southernmost Tip of Africa. Cape Agulhas is indeed a region deeply steeped in contrast, memories and exotic influences.

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Working with partners, the Overberg Crane Group protects our threatened birds in three ways. We provide extension support to land users to deal with human-wildlife conflict. We raise awareness about our bird species in the Overberg and how to protect them. And we collect data on our bird populations to help us better understand the population trends and the threats to our birds.

NUWEJAARS WETLANDS SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA

www.nuwejaars.com

WALKER BAY FYNBOS CONSERVANCY

www.fynbos.co.za

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The Nuwejaars Westlands Special Management Area is found in the Agulhas Plain, in the Overberg Region. Our aim is to create a sustainable ecology, which ensures the protection of the Nuwejaars Wetland Ecosystem, enhances the heritage and culture of the sub-region, generates benefit for all stakeholders, helps meet social and environmental requirements, and encourages community lifestyles compatible with environmental sustainability.

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CapeNature is driven by the vision to conserve nature for a sustainable future. The organisation’s mission is to manage, conserve and promote our human, natural and heritage assets through best practice, access, benefit sharing and sustainable use.

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As the members of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy (WBFC), we are working together to conserve 16 000 hectares of threatened lowland Fynbos and Forest. This region of exceptional beauty lies within the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom (CFK) of South Africa.

OVERBERG RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST

www.overbergrenosterveld.org.za

GREATER OVERBERG FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

www.overbergfpa.co.za

OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

www.odm.org.za

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The ORCT is uniquely positioned to bring landowners, communities, NGOs, and wildlife agencies together to conserve the last of the Renosterveld in several strategic locations. Our aim is to bring agriculture and conservation into harmony by establishing long-term, positive relationships with landowners and creating awareness of the importance of ecosystem functioning and integrity and the benefits of ecosystem services.

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The Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association (goFPA) helps land users predict, prevent, manage and extinguish wildfires. Wildfires move through landscapes – destroying property, livelihoods, biodiversity and sometimes even lives.

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Our mission is to render sustainable, client directed services and to be the preferred Provider of Shared Services within the Overberg. And is totally committed to serve the Overberg.

DOORNBOSCH GAME LODGE

www.doornbosch.co.za

BREEDE-GOURITZ CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT AGENCY

www.bgcma.co.za

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WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that for more than 40 years has worked towards the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the well-being of all our people.

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This rural part of the southernmost area of the Western Cape is a well-kept nature reserve. Life here is relaxed, quiet and unspoiled. This is the place where “getting away from it all” is really possible.

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The Breede-Gouritz water management area (WMA) is the result of the amalgamation of the Breede WMA and the Gouritz WMA. The new WMA is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the south, what will be the Berg-Olifants WMA to west, the Orange WMA to the north and the Mzimvubu-Tsitsikama WMA to the East.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

www.environment.gov.za

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, LANDCARE

www.daff.gov.za

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As the sector and the Department, we aim to radically transform our approach to environmental protection, while also balancing it with socio- economic development – crucial pillars on which sustainable development rests.

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South African National Parks is the body responsible for managing South Africa’s national parks. SANParks was formed in 1926, and currently manages 21 parks consisting of over 4,000,000 hectares, over 3{b457789cda042d29fe4cc7e5d35bf4ddd2794d1b348df1b79c04ba5fe338611a} of the total area of South Africa.

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The Department of Agriculture’s mission is advancing food security and transformation of the sector through innovative, inclusive and sustainable policies, legislation and programmes.

GROOTBOS FOUNDATION

www.grootbosfoundation.org

CONSERVATION AT WORK

www.conservationatwork.co.za

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Launched by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir David Attenborough, The Table Mountain Fund is a capital Conservation Trust Fund that develops and funds projects to protect and restore the world-famous natural heritage of the Cape, known as the Fynbos.

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The Foundation’s implementation strategies are based on three integrated ‘umbrella’ programmes: ‘Green Futures’ which focuses on conservation, ‘Football Foundation’ which focuses on utilising sport for development, and ‘Siyakhula’ which focuses on the creation of sustainable livelihoods through enterprise development.

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This association will ultimately become a one-stop-shop for members, stakeholders and funders in terms of: conservation management best practice, expanding the protected area footprint on privately owned land and the mobilisation of resources for conservation projects on private land.

FYNBOS TRUST

WHALE COAST CONSERVATION

OVERSTRAND MUNICIPALITY

www.overstrand.gov.za

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A trust based in Stanford, whose activities closely align with ABI’s four themes.

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Whale Coast Conservation is a member based organisation founded with the mission to unify, coordinate and promote environmentally sustainable living in the Cape Whale Coast region of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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The Overstrand Municipality’s mission is the creation of sustainable communities by delivering optimal services to support economic, social and environmental goals in a politically stable environment.

KHOI INDIGENOUS NATION TRADITIONAL ASSOCIATION 

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GROENLAND WATER USERS ASSOCIATION

www.groenlandwater.co.za

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We are the Khoi Indigenous Nation Traditional Association (KHINATRA) aim to rebuild the customs and traditions of our ancestors through the use of our Indigenous Knowledge Systems to preserve and protect our natural environment to play an active role in nature conservation. To become economically self-sustainable by addressing the Socio-Economic needs of the community in the field of the green economy to leave a legacy for future generations by caring and living in harmony with nature.

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The ABI Environmental Education project, started through the ABI Small Grants Programme and run by Gretha Engelbrecht, came about to form a service in support of practical learning in rural and farm schools in the Overberg. Gretha makes use of laboratory equipment to ensure children in primary schools receive practical environmental learning opportunities.

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To control, manage and maintain the raw water out of the waterworks known as the Eikenhof Dam and the water distribution network, and also to protect the water resources out of which the members of the Association have water use entitlements.

CONSERVANCY’S INVOLVED IN ABI ALIEN CLEARING

  • Solitaire Conservancy
  • Spanjaardskloof Inwoners Vereniging
  • Kleinriviersberg Conservancy
  • Akkedisberg Conservancy
  • Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area

CONTACT US

Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative
44 Villiers Street, Bredasdorp
Tel: + 27 (0) 28 425 2218

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ABI is coordinated by the Flower Valley Conservation Trust.