The Klipspruit Wetland in Soweto is heavily polluted. Despite this there is a wide array of bird life of interest to visitors.
Wakkerstroom has an internationally important wetland but threats include uncontrolled cattle grazing, hunting and fires.
The Eastern Cape indigenous forests provides habitat for the Cape Parrot, one of the most threatened birds in South Africa, which depends on over-harvested yellowwood trees for nesting sites and as a source of food, while similar problems exist at Ongoye Forest.
We want to help residents of these areas benefit from the tourism industry and develop and market locally produced goods. At the same time we aim to improve their support for conservation and encourage enhanced protection and management of these sites.