Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative:
IMPROVE LANDSCAPES. CONNECT COMMUNITIES.
ABI’s Constitution was ratified at the launch of the second phase of ABI’s operations, on 7 June 2012 at the meeting held in Baardskeerdersbos. At this meeting, partners agreed that ABI become a voluntary association, which any organisation or individual striving towards ABI’s ideals could join.
Partners also decided that projects from across the entire Overberg-area be included – as opposed to just on the Agulhas Plain, which had been the focus area during the first phase of ABI (2003-2010).
At this meeting, partners adopted the new goal: To foster biodiversity through sustainable and integrated socio-cultural-, economic and environmental development in the Overberg.
The following were elected to serve on the 2020/21 ABI Committee with potential new members yet to be approached:
- Cornie Swart (Chair)
- Sean Privett
- Chris Martens
- Eugene Hahndiek
- Lesley Richardson
- Rulien Volschenk
- Carla Ackerman (Green economy)
- Gina Mentoor (Nature-based tourism)
- Johan Burger (Land-use planning)
To read the full Constitution, click here.
Located around the most southerly tip of Africa, the Overberg region is the showcase of some of the most beautiful landscapes.