Mount Moreland Conservancy Projects
We see this as our moral
obligation towards the environment and social responsibility towards the people, restore and manage the local
environment/ecosystem for the benefit of all, now and for future generations.
Without initiation and
action our conservation area will be lost to alien infestation, already we are seeing the signs of a total
onslaught of alien encroachment into our 2 wetlands, river system and internal gardens.
We are constantly
keeping a close eye on developments on our borders with drainage feeding into our wetlands, constantly attending
and participating in EIA’s to ensure continued protection.
Create and establish
partnerships/working relationships with our neighbors to achieve common objective and ultimate goal of harmony
together with the environment.
need/aim: to encourage participation from the
community/public/private sector/government, educating on fauna, flora and alien vegetation, create biodiversity
biosphere specific to our area. Encourage participation, awareness and involvement .Enhancing, expanding and
preserving existing biodiversity, protection of red data species and area specific phenomenon. Data collection and sharing. Collective input and
Opportunities: We have already begun to tap into the
biodiversity tourism potential of certain elements within our conservancy area through local initiatives which
are ongoing. Local, National and International tourist visit our area to witness the awesome phenomenon of
millions of Barn Swallows that come to roost from mid October until mid April. This is to be seen as a window of
opportunity to educate and inform visitors of ALL aspects of the environment/biosphere they are visiting,
introduce them to other elements of interest and potential for future generations. Promote
Create master plan of the entire conservation are – people can then conceptualize project
objectives, ultimate goals, rewards, challengers etc
Set up website – register domain, service provider, design etc
Create data base of community and conservation bodies
Studies to be conducted and documented on all fauna, flora and aliens in our conservation
Create innovative presentation package to approach government, investors, partners
Make a visible impact – Create/stimulate awareness, involvement, captivate public interest
constantly, excite about project, promote, advertise, on site signage, notice board. Brochure, newspapers,
information booklet hard and soft distribution.
Identify site specific areas of interest – create walks/trails, conduct snare hunts – create
fun map of trail location, train 2 people in biodiversity stewardship, full time employment.
All as listed above to be developed concurrently with priority in
order of listing.
Use new innovative, creative approach, involve as much
participation and interest in the project as possible.
Changing people’s perceptions about the environment will be
challenging and implementing new lifestyle to achieve objectives.
Raising funds for the eradication of aliens and rehabilitation –
will approach every available option, opportunity.
Effects of climate change.
Long term sustainability will depend on how successful we are at
educating and involving the community, keeping them inspired and interested.
Once the initial foundations are in place, partnerships/new
investment can only be calculated once the project is underway.
Project Areas identified: click on an area link below the
master plan map to reveal area description, challenges to be tackled in
each area, items required etc.
Contact us to find out more if you are interested in sponsoring a