Ways to get involved

There are many ways to get involved with conservation through Conservancies – working in projects that clear alien vegetation, restoring rivers, streams and wetlands, replanting grasslands and forested areas, working on coastal and marine conservation, saving birds and animals, waste management, suburban beautification, and more.

But you can also get involved in other ways: designing conservation projects, playing a role in marketing, doing walks and talks, and helping with fund-raising. Or, if you’re a specialist, you can show communities how to grow better crops, give useful advice to interest groups, residential estates, schools and even municipalities.

Conservation strengthens communities

Without people there is no Conservation. It’s as simple as that. Conservancies are made up of groups of people who believe that protection and management of the environment is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

People in Conservation come from all walks of life: residential, business, industrial, farming, nature, wildlife, societal, club, educational, social services, community and other organisations.
All of these people have in common the goal of improving our way of life through the sustainable management of our environment. And at the same time, the experience of making an essential contribution to our lives, our country and our planet.

Yes. Every little counts, no matter how small. Every single person working in Conservation is part of a global fraternity that sustains and improves the environment in countless ways.

It is not difficult to join a Conservancy or even start one. Here in KwaZulu-Natal we are fortunate to have more Conservancies than any other province – and the number is growing.

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Examples of Conservancy activities

Mtunzini Conservancy. A brave battle against heavy minerals mining company Tronox to prevent destruction of the coastal environment
Mtunzini Conservancy. A brave battle against heavy minerals mining company Tronox to prevent destruction of the coastal environment
Mpophomeni Conservancy. Conservation is also about being able to grow nutritious, wholesome food from healthy soil
Mpophomeni Conservancy. Conservation is also about being able to grow nutritious, wholesome food from healthy soil
Midlands Conservancy Forum. Standing up for our rights to live in a clean, healthy, supportive environment
Midlands Conservancy Forum. Standing up for our rights to live in a clean, healthy, supportive environment
Toti Conservancy. Clearing waste from the local river promotes a healthy environment
Toti Conservancy. Clearing waste from the local river promotes a healthy environment
Clansthal Conservancy. Periodic beach cleaning stops plastic waste getting covered by wind-blown sand and disintegrating
Clansthal Conservancy. Periodic beach cleaning stops plastic waste getting covered by wind-blown sand and disintegrating
Mhlopeni Nature Reserve Conservancy. Changing a degraded goat farm to a beautiful natural heritage site takes years of love and dedication
Mhlopeni Nature Reserve Conservancy. Changing a degraded goat farm to a beautiful natural heritage site takes years of love and dedication
Saving

HABITATS

If we destroy habitats,
we destroy species
Saving

WILDLIFE

Our wildlife
needs your help
Saving

WATER

We can’t live
without water
Conservancies and

PEOPLE

Conservation creates
strong communities