Forest Programme

NVT staff are currently in the process of developing a forest programme aimed at conserving, restoring and expanding Southern Cape Afrotemperate Forests in the Tsitsikamma section of the GRNP (between the Robberg Nature Reserve and the Storms River). This programme, headed by the Trust’s director, will involve basic research and interventions aimed at understanding anthropogenic threats to the forest inside and outside protected areas (forest baseline project), establishing a long-term forest mammal and bird monitoring project, conserving the remaining forest via targeted interventions (forest stewardship project), and expanding the forest by linking fragmented parts of the larger complex (forest restoration/expansion project).