Today (13 March 2019) marks 21 years of conservation success in the world’s smallest floral kingdom, through the pioneering conservation work of the Table Mountain Fund.
Launched by Sir Edmund Hillary at the initiative of WWF South Africa, the Table Mountain Fund has since invested over R70 million in more than 300 priority conversation projects throughout the Cape Floral Kingdom and remains the premier fund for fynbos.
The Cape Floral Kingdom is the world’s smallest and most diverse floral kingdom. Fynbos, the primary vegetation type of this kingdom, and its marine equivalent both provide numerous benefits for humans, ranging from ecosystem services (like the provision of clean water) to a wide variety of socio-economic and recreational opportunities.
Table Mountain Fund Manager Kerry Maree says since its inception, the Fund has committed to playing a leading role in ensuring the success of vital conservation initiatives.
“The Fund has been especially instrumental in growing an effective, collaborative and all-inclusive conservation community in the Cape Floral Kingdom.”
Some of the Fund’s most noteworthy achievements include:
• The establishment of the Centre for Environmental Rights – a non-profit organisation and law clinic that advocates and litigates for environmental justice;
• The launch of the innovative and award winning Shark Spotters Programme;
• The support and growth of new entrants to the conservation sector through offering small and micro-grants to local communities; and
• Support of the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme, which incentivizes private landowners to declare their properties as Protected Areas.
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Today, 13 March 2019, marks 21 years of conservation success in the Cape Floral Kingdom, through the collaborative pioneering conservation work of the Table Mountain Fund and our partners. It is hard to believe that 21 years have passed since Sir Edmund Hillary, at the initiative of WWF South Africa, launched The Table Mountain Fund, but what an incredible two decades it has been. In that time we have invested over R70 million in more than 300 priority conversation projects throughout the Cape Floral Kingdom. Since its inception, the Table Mountain Fund has committed to playing a leading role in ensuring the success of vital conservation initiatives and we have been instrumental in growing an effective, collaborative and all-inclusive conservation community in the Cape Floral Kingdom. As we enter our third decade of protecting and restoring the world-famous natural heritage of the Cape Floral Kingdom, we are launching a new and ambitious fundraising campaign to ensure that the Fund can continue supporting a broad sweep of innovative conservation initiatives which bring people and nature closer together. Looking forward we aim to serve not only the Cape Floral Kingdom, but also the people who live and work within the region, as well as visitors and future generations. Join us in conserving fynbos, for all, forever. #FynbosForever Thank you to the talented team at ReWild for this beautiful highlights video. WWF South Africa CapeNature City of Cape Town Flower Valley Conservation Trust Greenpop Cape Town Environmental Education Trust – CTEET Freshwater Research Centre Grootvadersbosch Conservancy Cape Flora SA Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust SANParks – Table Mountain National Park
Posted by Table Mountain Fund on Wednesday, 13 March 2019