- Supporting the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust, South AfricaRead More
The lowland renosterveld is part of the Fynbos Biome, although it is very distinct from Fynbos due to its lack of the three distinct Fynbos elements, the Proteas, Ericas (heather) and Restios (reeds). However, it is one of the richest ecosystems in the world, as a result of its extraordinary biodiversity. The renosterveld that we see today is vastly different from that of 300 years ago, before the large-scale agriculture began to threaten its existence.
- Conserving South Africa’s Cape Floral KingdomRead More
South Africa’s landscape is one of the most diverse in the world. Its Cape Floral is one of only six flora kingdoms in the world. The ecosystem supports an impressive 9,600 recorded plant species, of which 70% are endemic. Many of the critical habitats of the Cape Flora (including the lowland fynbos, succulent Karoo and renosterveld) are being severely threatened by human development pressures on the land.
- Supporting the conservation of high nature value farmland in TransylvaniaRead More
FFI is supporting local partner ADEPT in its work to conserve the high nature value farmed landscape of Transylvania’s Târnava Mare in Romania. This historic landscape is a highly biodiverse hotspot of European importance, provides livelihoods for thousands of farming families, and is also of high cultural value. The landscape incorporates wildflower-rich lowland pastures and meadows, old-growth woodland and farmed lands.