Land Stewardship | WWF South Africa


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Land Stewardship

One of South Africa’s top priorities is to maintain the natural integrity of our outstanding and unique fynbos, the succulent Karoo, our grasslands, Maputaland and Pondoland.
The WWF Nedbank Green Trust funds projects that focus on creating a sustainable socio environmental outcomes solution where the outcome is a critical, strategic, catalytic, scalable and sustainable contribution to the prioritization, integration, securing and restoring of marine ecological assets in the Fynbos, Succulent –Karoo, Grasslands, Maputaland Pondoland biomes for the benefit of South Africa and the wellbeing of all.

The WWF Nedbank Green Trust land stewardship programme’s focus is on conserving the biodiversity of natural landscapes and ensuring that people utilise the land in a sustainable way that benefits everyone in the long term.

LAND STEWARDSHIP

Agriculture plays an important role in environmental conservation. In the South African context, the agricultural sector plays an essential role in the management of our natural resources, with 80% of the land surface owned by agriculture (including small-scale farmers, emerging farmers and commercial farmers); and nearly two thirds (63%) of all our freshwater resources are currently being used for irrigated agriculture.

In the agriculture sector, efforts are aimed at supporting and developing innovative ways to reconnect our food systems and ecosystems and to create awareness of the importance of preserving remaining natural areas of high conservation among farmers. Great effort goes into finding ways to effectively manage catchments, rivers, wetlands and soil, and to climate-proof farms on the face of climate change. It is also imperative to groom stewards of our land, people that have consciousness of the effects of climate change and the importance of land preservation.

The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has been funding and supporting various projects aimed at the conservation of our land, including:

 

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How the Green Trust is Funded


The Trust is funded through the Nedbank Green Affinity Programme, where clients who opt for the competitively positioned Nedbank Green Affinity bank, investment account or insurance policy, can contribute to the Trust at no cost.

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