Conservation in Action

As an organisation that helps protect the long-term ecological integrity, beauty and wildness Nature's Valley is renowned for, the NVT has a reputation for ensuring that development occurring in the area is done ethically, legally, and responsibly. To this end, the Trust is also involved in the ongoing management and protection of municipal open spaces in Nature's Valley and can rightfully pride itself in playing a minor but consistently effective role in ensuring that Nature's Valley remains a tranquil haven for residents, holiday makers, the broader community and wild inhabitants.

The overarching goal of our conservation-in-action activities is to ensure the long-term environmental integrity, and sustainable use, of the natural environment between Nature’s Valley and Plettenberg Bay. Through its linkages with prominent national and international conservation programmes and its support of conventions, guidelines, policies and legislation, the Trust aims to highlight the sensitivity and importance of the region’s biodiversity and to help prevent illegal or unsustainable use of our natural resources.

As an organisation, we enjoy representation on several forums including the Nature's Valley Urban Conservancy Committee, the Nature's Valley Baboon Management Forum, the Groot River Estuary Steering Committee, the Tsitsikamma Area Park Forum, the Tsitsikamma Conservation Forum, the Plettenberg Bay Community Environmental Forum, the Garden Route Conservancy Forum, BirdLife Plettenberg Bay, and the Bitou Environmental Education Forum.

In the past, the NVT also contributed significantly to the development of the Nature’s Valley Urban Conservancy, the expansion of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (as initiated by BirdLife South Africa) and the Plett Hope Spot programme launched by the Sustainable Seas Trust in South Africa.