Degraded land returning to former glory – rehabilitation & conservation.
The future of conservation requires a two-pronged strategy the fight for open ecosystems and pristine wilderness areas and the development of new buffer models where people and nature grow together in harmony. The Dinokeng Game Reserve – as the only residential Big5 game reserve worldwide within the boundaries of a metro – has the unique opportunity to develop itself into such a model for future conservation.
Conservation in such an environment comes with a number of challenges, which can be turned into successful projects. These range from the eradication of alien plants, management of veld and game – yes, although we adhere to the concept of free roaming and self fending management interventions are necessary amongst other to avoid in-breeding, especially in smaller reserves -, to the protection of endangered species.
Developing a new model means being in uncharted waters. While we are enthusiastic with our vision, we are realistic too. We are well aware that there might be set-backs and that we are not immune to wrong decisions. But we believe in open discussion what allows for lessons to be learnt
We invite you to follow and support our endeavour.
Dinokeng Game Reserve