Web Directory of Environmental Organisations in the Western Cape

(Department of the Premier, Western Cape Government)
Summary

This listing of environmental organisations forms part of the Western Cape Public Sector Directory.

ORGANISATIONWEBSITEPURPOSE

Cango Wildlife Ranch

www.cango.co.za

The plight of endangered species.

Cape Nature Conservation

www.capenature.co.za

To establish a 'Conservation Economy' in the Western Cape and to turn biodiversity conservation into a key component of the local economic development processes in the province.

Cape Peninsula National Park

www.cpnp.co.za

Conserving the Cape Peninsula's unique natural heritage.

Centre for Marine Studies

www.emma.sea.uct.ac.za/

Actively promote marine studies at UCT.

Disaster Mitigation for Sustainable Livelihoods Programme (DiMP)

www.egs.uct.ac.za/dimp

To promote disaster mitigation as one strategy for sustainable development.

Earthlife Africa

www.earthlife.org.za

Aim to promote the careful and sustainable interaction of humans and our environment.

Environmental Education and Resources Unit (EERU)

www.botany.uwc.ac.za/eeru/

Environmental education, indigenous greening and nature conservation.

Environmental Evaluation Unit (EEU)

www.eeu.uct.ac.za/

Provides a wide range of environmental services to South Africa's leading private and public corporations, research institutions, planning and development organisations, State departments, local authorities and communities.

Environmental Justice Networking Forum (EJNF)

www.bcb.uwc.ac.za/inforeep/EJNF.htm

A loose alliance and network of over 266 South African non-profit community-based and non-governmental organizations united to bring about environmental justice in the world.

Fairest Cape Association

www.fairestcape.org.za/

To promote a cleaner healthier environment by enabling people to take responsibility for waste.

Integrated Waste Exchange (IWE)

www.capetown.gov.za/IWEX

To promote recycling and re-distribution of waste that is useful to others.

International Association for Impact Assessment (Western Cape)

www.iaia.co.za/Regions/

To bring together researchers, practitioners and users of various types of impact assessment from all parts of the world.

Karoo National Park

www.centralkaroo.co.za/karoonationalpark.htm

To acquire and manage a system of national parks that represent the indigenous wildlife, vegetation, landscapes and significant cultural assets of South Africa for the pride and benefit of the nation.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

www.sanbi.org/frames/kirstfram.htm

To promote the sustainable use, conservation, appreciation and enjoyment of the exceptionally rich plant life of South Africa, for the benefit of all people.

Kommetjie Environmental Awareness Group (KEAG)

www.keag.org.za/

Dedicated to the presentation and restoration of our natural environment; to the upgrading of our living environment and to the sustainable integration of both.

Peace Parks Foundation (PPF)

www.peaceparks.org

To facilitate the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas or peace parks in Africa, supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity, and regional peace and stability.

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

www.rondevlei.co.za

Sanctuary was established to conserve a sample of this rich habitat for posterity.

Scarborough Conservation Group

www.scarborough.org.za

To work towards transforming Scarborough into a Conservation Village.

South Africa Environment Project (SAEP)

www.saep.org

Turning Southern Africa's environment and cultural heritage into the most valuable product on earth.

South African Plant Improvement Organisation

www.saplant.co.za

A service driven plant improvement organisation developing a wide range of improved plant material and supplying it to the deciduous industry on a cost-effective basis.

South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)

www.sawea.org.za

A non-profit organisation established to further the use of wind energy in South Africa. We lobby government, build links with business and labour organisations, and inform people of the economic and environmental benefits of using wind energy for electricity.

Sustainable Energy, Environment and Development Programme (SEED)

www.sustainable.org.za/SEEDHome.htm

A co-operation programme between South Africa and Denmark, promoting sustainable energy and environmental issues related to low-cost urban housing and integrated rural development.

The Botanical Society of South Africa

www.botanicalsociety.org.za

Mission to win the hearts and minds and material support of individuals and organisations wherever they may be for the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of the indigenous flora and vegetation of southern Africa.

The Garden Route Botanical Gardenwww.botanicalgarden.org.za

The Garden Route Botanical Garden, a green lung in the clean and picturesque town of George, was created to bring awareness of the unique flora that exists here, its diversity, wonder, and vulnerability. Activities of the organisation include:

  • Environmental Education.
  • Maintenance of the Southern Cape Herbarium, which houses the floral art collection of the area.
  • Garden maintenance of the Botanical Garden.
  • Nature conservation and community developments of Botanical Garden and Herbarium.

The Rose Foundation

www.rosefoundation.org.za

It manages the environmentally acceptable collection, storage and recycling of used lubricating oil in South Africa.

The South African Protea Producers and Exporters Association (SAPPEX)

www.sappex.org.za

To develop the indigenous flora and to ensure effective production and marketing so that it can contribute to job creation and prosperity in South Africa without depleting the natural resources.

Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy

www.fynbos.co.za

To rid the area of Rooikrans, Port Jackson and other unwanted alien vegetation both to prevent damage from runaway fires and to protect the plant species endemic to the region.

Weather SA

www.weathersa.co.za

Weather predictions.

World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey Park, Hout Bay

www.worldofbirds.org.za

Wildlife sanctuary.

World Wildlife Fund for Nature, SA

www.panda.org.za

Dedicated to the conservation of nature.

 

The content on this page was last updated on 15 March 2014