Did you know? GLFx Cape Town is a consortium of South African organisations working across various local landscapes!

Here's an update on what some of our partners have been up to lately:

African Climate and Development Initiative

  • ACDI has recently published new research related to nature-based solutions. This includes a paper focused on detecting invasive alien trees in Savanna and Grassland Biomes in South Africa, and another demonstrating similar work for the Fynbos Biome. This research is useful to inform clearing invasive alien tree efforts in the country, which is an example of a nature-based solution for water security with other related co-benefits.  

Living Lands

  •  In August Living Lands was working on ~50 hectares of soil erosion control, 205 hectares of invasive tree clearing and 1 hectare of an invasive cactus clearing. The cactus clearing involves a trial to compare the efficacy of herbicide to support farmers in the wider region. 

Greenpop Foundation

  • In getting active and not anxious about the planet, Greenpop is heading back to the Garden Route for their annual Eden Festival of Action to plant more trees in areas affected by fire and invasive vegetation, and facilitate workshops with experts in biomimicry, permaculture and more. See the Event tab for more info!
  • Greenpop's Forest Restoration programme team have been hard at work developing a new M&E framework to better understand the impact being made at their forest sites across Southern Africa. This has included using the Road to Restoration protocol from the World Resource Institute (WRI) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to build a field guide to support their on-the-ground partners.

Keep an eye out for our next update to hear more about our other partners, and what they've been up to!

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