There is no point in saving a species unless you save its ecosystem.
The greatest threat to life on earth is the loss of biodiversity. The biggest cause of loss of biodiversity is the fragmentation of ecosystems. The solution is establishing corridors linking protected areas allowing free movement of all species especially in times of climate change.
Why we need the extra help in 2021?
* The Eden to Addo Corridor is 100 000 hectares.
* To date we have protected 50 000 hectares.
* Our goal for 2021 is to protect a further 10 000 hectares.
* Due to COVID 19 we had to cancel our biggest fundraising event of the year in 2020 and had a much reduced fund raiser for 2021. Thus we are short of R200 000.00 to reach our goal.
A Conservation Corridor is an effective pattern of habitats linking existing protected areas to ensure ecological connectivity for species, communities and ecological processes. At it’s simplest a conservation corridor is a strip of land connecting two protected areas. In recent years conservationists have acknowledged that putting a fence around an area and proclaiming a park or reserve is insufficient to protect the patterns and processes that are required for proper ecological functioning at a regional level.
The greatest threat to life on earth is the loss of biodiversity. The biggest cause of loss of biodiversity is fragmentation of the landscape. The solution is establishing corridors linking protected areas for the free movement of all species. A key element in conservation biology is reversing the extinction of species.
The Eden to Addo Corridor is unique since it encompasses five of South Africa’s seven biomes. It is the most biodiverse corridor on earth. The mega-reserves formally protect a large percentage of the area. However, between the parks are strips of land owned by civil society. These strips of land or corridors connect the parks and mitigate fragmentation of the landscape.
Eden to Addo’s mission is to assist and engage with civil society and all stakeholders to identify and develop the living corridor by applying sound land-use practices, encouraging a diversity of environmentally sustainable livelihoods and linking ecologically important areas, for the benefit of biodiversity and the extended community.
All funds raised in this campaign will be used to protect a further 10 000 hectares along the corridor.
If you support the work that we do, please consider a small monthly donation so we can keep progressing towards our vision.
For more information on the organisation or the annual hike you can visit our webpage: www.edentoaddo.co.za