So what is a conservation easement? Essentially it equates to a conservation servitude, registered over the whole property in favour of a particular NGO.
The Overberg Wheat-belt stretches from Botrivier to close to Heidelberg – including the towns of Caledon, Bredasdorp and Swellendam. Many patches between the crop fields and pastures here are remaining Renosterveld patches, koppies and ‘kloofs’.
The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has handed over a new Ford Ranger to the Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust (ORCT) to assist the non-profit organisation in saving the last remnants of one of South Africa’s most endangered ecosystems.