We cannot conserve the Western Cape’s natural resources without help from the communities who benefit from these resources every day. Sustainable biodiversity conservation is inextricably linked with socioeconomic development and tourism.

CapeNature’s programmes aim to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of biodiversity, and the socioeconomic opportunities that come with it. We are committed to sustainable job creation and social responsibility.

We create opportunities for local communities to develop life skills, biodiversity awareness and accredited training within the conservation field. It is also vitally important that young people in the Western Cape actively participate in conservation. CapeNature’s Youth Development Programme aims to help the youth of today appreciate and respect biodiversity and social conservation, empowering our leaders of tomorrow with the knowledge and skills to continue our conservation legacy.