Thank you to all our donors. Without your support the work of the Flower Valley Conservation Trust will not be possible.
TABLE MOUNTAIN FUND
The Table Mountain Fund (TMF) is a capital trust fund designed to provide a sustainable source of funding to support biodiversity conservation within the Cape Floristic Region (CFR). The main objective of the TMF is the conservation of biodiversity of the Cape Peninsula and the CFR as a whole, including the adjacent marine systems. Established in 1998 by WWF South Africa, TMF is governed by a board of trustees. www.thetablemountainfund.org.za
The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. The material on the website does not necessarily reflect the views of the EU. http://europa.eu
Fauna and Flora International established the Arcadia Fund in 1998 to purchase non-protected areas of high biodiversity value that are under immediate threat. In 1999, a major donation from the Arcadia Fund, with support from The Conservation Foundation, The Countryside Restoration Trust and a concerned individual, enabled FFI to help purchase Flower Valley. Through FFI’s partnerships, Flower Valley has received invaluable funding and technical support.
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid programme, in line with Australia’s national interest. The objective of the aid programme is to assist developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development. AusAID assisted the Flower Valley Early Learning Centre, by supporting the building of the classroom which today houses up to 20 children aged two to six. www.ausaid.gov.au
EarthVoice is a not-for-profit centre for restoring the human relationship to the environment through education. It has provided Flower Valley Conservation Trust with invaluable technical assistance in programme development. www.greenlivingnetwork.org
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is active in more than 160 countries, working with each on its own solutions to global and national development challenges. As these countries develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and its wide range of partners. www.undp.org
THE WILDLIFE TRUST
The Wildlife Land Trust of the Humane Society of the USA protects wildlife by preserving natural habitats and permanent sanctuaries. The Trust supported the participatory development of a conservation management plan for Flower Valley. www.wlt.org
The Fauna and Flora International Global Business Partnership aims to work with leading multinationals in the commercial and industrial sector that have a significant impact on biodiversity. Flower Valley has benefited greatly through the FFI/British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership, which was founded on a mutual interest in exploring and developing the role of business in conservation and management of biodiversity.
FRIENDS OF THE FYNBOS
Generous donations have been received from members of FFI and from Friends of the Fynbos. These personal ‘votes of confidence’ helped to inspire and encourage us in our everyday work, reminding us that what we are doing in our own small valley on the southern tip of Africa, is important to people all over the world.
Established in July 2000, Open Gate is registered as a grant-making Trust in the United Kingdom. The Trust supports small-scale environmental, technological and educational projects in Derbyshire and the surrounding conurbations as well as in developing countries. Open Gate, with the assistance of Fauna & Flora International (FFI), has supported the Flower Valley Early Learning programme. www.opengatetrust.org.uk
Shell Foundation was established by the Shell Group in 2000 as an independent, UK registered charity operating with a global mandate. Its mission has been to develop and promote enterprise-based solutions to the challenges arising from the impact of energy and globalisation on poverty and the environment. www.shellfoundation.org
WWF-NEDBANK GREEN TRUST
The WWF-Nedbank Green Trust, co-founded by Nedbank and WWF-SA in 1990, is a mutually beneficial partnership between Nedbank and WWF-SA, which supports nature conservation projects through community-based programmes. The Trust is funded through the Nedbank Green Affinity Programme, where clients who opt for the competitively positioned Nedbank Green Affinity bank, investment account or insurance policy, can contribute to the Trust at no cost. The WWF-Nedbank Green Trust, through the Programme, has helped raise over R150 million for the funding of just under 200 conservation projects. www.wwf.org.za
DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is supporting the Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) Alien Clearing Project. The project launched in 2013, and runs over the next three years. Through the support from DEA, hundreds of jobs are being created, and tens of thousands of hectares are being cleared of invasive alien plants across the Agulhas Plain. www.environment.gov.za
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITY
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a global partnership among 178 countries, international institutions, non-governmental organisations and the private sector to address global environmental issues, while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. Today the GEF is the largest funder of projects to improve the global environment. It has provided grants for projects related to the following six focal areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. The Agulhas Plain Fynbos Monitoring Project is supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme, and is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). www.gefweb.org
THE RUFFORD FOUNDATION
The Rufford Foundation is an independent grant-making Trust based in the UK. It focuses its funding on nature conservation projects in developing countries undertaken by smaller organisations. Flower Valley has benefited from a donation made by the Foundation to support biodiversity-based businesses, help create green jobs and upskill potential entrepreneurs. The Foundation is now also supporting the redevelopment of Flower Valley Farm into a learning hub. www.rufford.org
The Groen Sebenza programme is a Jobs Fund Partnership Project funded by the Development Bank of Southern Africa. The programme aims to develop skills and create jobs in the biodiversity sector for unemployed graduates and non-graduates. Flower Valley has four Groen Sebenza mentees. The initiative is administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), with Flower Valley’s component overseen by WWF-South Africa. www.sanbi.org/human-capital-development/groen-sebenza
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
The ESRC Knowledge Exchange Programme supported the development and promotion of best practice principles in sustainable harvesting in the South African wildflower industry. The project included researchers from the Universities of Durham and Newcastle in the United Kingdom. The Knowledge Exchange Opportunities scheme encourages knowledge exchange and public engagement activities at any stage of the research lifecycle, and is aimed at maximising the impact of social science research outside academia. www.esrc.ac.uk/collaboration/knowledge-exchange/