The Fynbos Forum takes place in Port Elizabeth

Flower Valley Conservation Trust will join researchers and others involved in fynbos at the Fynbos Forum in July.

The Trust will present on the threats to fynbos landscapes and livelihoods created as many in the industry struggle to meet requirements set out in legislation and regulations.

Flower Valley will present an internal environmental and social management system, which provides support to these small-scale suppliers. This system is a step-up approach, facilitating a robust monitoring, support and reporting system.

The Flower Valley team will also join the Greater Overberg Fire Protection Association in hosting a workshop on invasive alien clearing. The workshop will debate the lack of a holistic approach to monitoring actual clearing performances on private land, and measuring the impact thereof.

The workshop will address questions such as: are we really impacting the landscape? And is the money we’re spending being used wisely? What’s more, are we tracking our success and failures, to inform future clearing strategies on private land?

The Fynbos Forum takes place in Port Elizabeth from 25-28 July. The theme this year is, Survivor: Fynbos. It’s the 38th Fynbos Forum.