Biodiversity

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Conservation Initiatives

Cederberg Conservancy

The Cederberg Conservancy was constituted in 1997 as a voluntary agreement between 22 landowners in the central Cederberg to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. These agreements have contributed about 170 000ha to conservation and the expansion of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor.

For more information, please visit, Cederberg Conservancy (www.cederberg.co.za)

Cape Leopard Trust

The Cape Leopard Trust was established to facilitate and promote research and conservation of the Cape’s predator diversity. The conservation strategies include several bio-geographical research projects on leopards and their habitat and facilitating advisory platforms for farmer-predator interactions.

For more information, please visit Cape Leopard trust (http://capeleopard.org.za/)

Wine & Biodiversity Initiative

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector whose goals are to minimise additional losses of threatened natural habitat and contribute to sustainable wine production.

 For more information, please visit Wine & Biodiversity Initiative (http://www.wwf.org.za/what_we_do/sustainable_agriculture_/biodiversity___wine_initiative/)

 Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

A former productive farm, this reserve lies between the transition zone of two biomes, Fynbos and Succulent Karoo. This unique feature increases the fauna and flora diversity of the 12 800ha reserve along with its historic and archaeological heritage.  The reserve aims to maintain the ecological systems & processes and conserve genetic diversity and heritage of the area.

For more information, please visit: Cederberg Conservancy (http://www.cederberg.co.za/matjiesrivier.html)

 Rooibos and Biodiversity Initiative and the Right Rooibos standard

The South African Rooibos Council (SARC) and Cape Nature launched the Rooibos and Biodiversity Initiative (RBI) in 2007 to increase sustainable land management practises in the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor (GCBC). The RBI works with rooibos producers and develops guidelines for sustainable land management thus supporting the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor's aim to protect the Fynbos ecosystem. 

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