Despite its diversity and importance of providing ecosystem services such as water purification, this region has been severely damaged by urban and agricultural development, invasive alien species and too frequent fires. Less than 20% of this region is pristine area which exists in disconnected fragments that cannot maintain the ecological processes required for species survival.
WWF has established a strong partnership with South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI) Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E.) Programme which provides an umbrella framework and strategy for co-ordinating conservation action.
The The Table Mountain Fund, managed by WWF, also contributes directly to the CAPE strategy. Thanks to TMF, more than 50 projects are currently being implemented.