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1926

We successfully campaigned

for the proclamation of the

Kruger National Park.

We successfully campaigned

against the mining of the Eastern

Shores of St Lucia and protected

the Mapelane Dune Forest from

destruction by mining.

1980:

We produced the first

Environmental Conservation

Strategy for South Africa, the first

NGO in the world to do so.

1985:

We pioneered the

“Friends Scheme”, which

encouraged volunteer groups

to conserve local areas.

After surveying the Transkei coast

in the late ‘70s, we made

recommendations for its

conservation, and also pioneered

the first public hiking trails along

the coastline.

We took over the running

of the world-famous Twinstreams

project in KwaZulu-Natal from

Dr Ian Garland.

Our Howick office, in

KwaZulu-Natal, was selected

from all the applicants from the

14 member states of the

Southern African Development

Community (SADC) to create a

regional SADC office in order to

promote environmental education

throughout the region.

1996

South Africa, through us, became

the first country outside of Europe

to run the international Blue Flag

programme.

1970s

late

2001

1980s