Shongweni is 1700 hectare of irreplaceable natural space saturated with pristine biodiversity located in the rural Ethekwini region of South Africa. What makes our situation complex is that the land resides within a rural area surrounded by three tribal communities with generational claims to the land; old traditional practises still alive today. Therefore the social pressures on our biodiversity are extremely high as these methods of subsistence take from Shongweni at a demand that exceeds the reserves ability to supply.
Today, conservation is more about sustainability, especially in our case where our work is rooted within third world systems but we need the right equipment to carry out our work. Help buy essential equipment to make saving Shongweni possible!