In December 2000 a group of Nature’s Valley families launched a community initiative whose goal was to engage all stakeholders and contribute to proactively maintaining the environmental integrity of Nature’s Valley and the surrounding area. The current, relatively pristine condition of the area is largely due to the legacy of a few committed individuals, whose commitment we celebrate and dedicate our work to.
Nature’s Valley lies on one of the most sought after stretches of South Africa’s coastline and development in the area is occurring at an unprecedented rate. The Nature’s Valley community has the potential to play a role in ensuring that proposed development is appropriate and sustainable and that environmental impact is minimized. In order to achieve this, an involved and proactive community is essential, and this is why the Nature’s Valley Trust (NVT) was established to focus on environmental issues.
Why we have chosen to use the Brenton Blue Butterfly as our logo
We normally think of nature’s flagship species as spectacular creatures like elephants and whales. But a butterfly, thought to be extinct and then rediscovered in Nature’s Valley in 1977, is serving as a symbol of the serious difficulties we face in protecting and preserving our environment.
To maintain the environmental integrity of Nature’s Valley and surrounds for future generations
To be a catalytic conservation initiative that is inclusive and effective.
Mission and Objectives
The mission of the Nature’s Valley Trust is “Enabling an integrated stakeholder effort that is proactively involved in issues that impact on the environmental resilience of the area.”
- We aim to achieve this by nurturing strong stakeholder relationships across our sphere of influence, and to create and enhance capacity building opportunities across the sector.
- We commit to operate with good governance, in a transparent fashion to enhance conservation efforts in our region.
- We aim to be locally and socially relevant, working alongside local communities to improve communities, better understand environmental issues, and to create positive ecological responses through creative conservation initiatives.
The Nature’s Valley Trust subscribes to the Inyathelo NPO Code of Governance