ERP, PROUDLY AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE LIMPOPO PROVINCE: BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP PROGRAMME

Biodiversity stewardship is the practice of effectively managing land-use outside the existing state-managed protected area system to ensure that natural systems, biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide are maintained and enhanced for present and future generations.

The stewardship concept is a mechanism of achieving conservation goals, where positive, proactive partnerships and cooperative management are the key ingredients of natural resources management. The cornerstone of this programme is therefore partnerships between landowners/users, conservation agencies and other related Non-Governmental Organizations.

The stewardship programme provides an ideal platform for ERP to actively engage with communities with an aim of securing additional conservation land, whilst alleviating poverty in the rural areas of the province. We are therefore very excited about partnering with the programme and providing support to the Limpopo Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism (LEDET) and the interested communities in specific conservation focussed projects.

Christelle Pretorius
14 NOV 2016: THE PASSING OF AN ICON

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that Saving The Survivors has to share the devastating news that our beloved White rhino cow, Hope, is no longer with us. She was found yesterday late afternoon without life in her boma where she has been cared for since March this year. We don’t know yet what dimmed Hope’s light and we are left with a huge ‘WHY?’ today.

Christelle Pretorius
SEHA – A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A RHINO POACHING SURVIVOR

Standing in the corner of the boma, Seha instinctively knew these two legged creatures approaching him weren’t the same ones that attacked him so brutally a couple of weeks ago. In fact, they were the ones with the healing hands; in those hands laid the promise of indeed creating hope from hurt.

 

Christelle Pretorius
ERP AND GLOBAL MARCH FOR ELEPHANTS AND RHINOS

On September 24th, 2016, people throughout the world will take to the streets and march as one voice. We will join over 130 cities worldwide in defence of elephants, rhinos, lions and other wildlife. This will be a pivotal day for the future of wildlife. For on this day the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) convenes in Johannesburg, South Africa. 181 member of CITES will vote on issues to have lasting impact on wildlife. We want them to know the entire world is marching to demand their protection!

Christelle Pretorius