A percentage of art sales are donated to these local conservation organisations and initiatives that work towards the protection of species and their habitats, and towards research that enhances our knowledge and understanding of the current state of biodiversity.
Brenton Blue Trust
The Brenton Blue Trust (BBT) was founded in early 1997, and the trustees are all conservation bodies. Aims and Objectives of the BBT include the prevention the extinction of the Brenton Blue butterfly, promoting its establishment in its previous and other habitats, as well as supporting efforts aimed at conserving habitats necessary for the survival of other Lepidoptera species, in the interests of preserving biological diversity. The BBT also aims to promote nation-wide and international co-operation between individuals and organisations having aims similar to the BBT’s objectives.
Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people. EWT has worked tirelessly for over 45 years to save wildlife and habitats, with their vision being a world in which both humans and wildlife prosper in harmony with nature. From the smallest frog, to the majestic rhino; from sweeping grasslands to arid drylands; from our shorelines to winding rivers: the EWT is working with us, to protect our world.
The EWT’s team of field-based specialists is spread across southern and East Africa, where committed conservation action is needed the most. Working with partners, including businesses and governments, the EWT is at the forefront of conducting applied research, supporting community conservation and livelihoods, training and building capacity, addressing human wildlife conflict, monitoring threatened species and establishing safe spaces for wildlife range expansion.
Knysna Basin Project
The Knysna Basin Project is a scientifically focused Not for Profit organization based in Knysna, South Africa. The overarching aim of the Knysna Basin Project is to ensure the future conservation of the Knysna Estuary and the surrounding catchments. We believe that this aim can only be achieved through ongoing scientific research and the education of those that depend on the estuary and surrounding environment. As an organization, we work closely with management authorities and local groups to ensure the implementation of tangible management and conservation actions.
Nature’s Valley Trust (NVT)
The Nature’s Valley Trust is a small community driven NPO working at the cutting edge of integrated conservation in South Africa. Operating in four main arenas, namely Conservation, Education, Community and Research. The NVT takes a holistic view of people and the environment, and use the four programs to help shape how people live, how they view the world around them, and how they as individuals can contribute to conserving the natural world.
Pledge Nature Reserve
Pledge Nature Reserve was declared in terms of a Provincial Government Gazette Notice of 11 October 1991 a Local Nature Reserve and covers approximately 10ha and is administered by the Pledge Nature Reserve Trust Nowadays it is hard to believe that less than a century ago this green heart of Knysna had been reduced to a brickfield and thereafter used as a dumping ground, which sullied the once clear streams. Concerned townsfolk were instrumental in having the Reserve proclaimed and negotiated a long term lease with the Knysna Municipality. What followed was a concerted and eventually highly successful, attempt to eradicate alien vegetation and restore the place to its original natural splendour. Pledge Nature Reserve has received accolades from botanists and environmentalists alike. An officer of the South African Botanical Society pointed out that “Pledge’s situation so near to the Town’s centre made the Reserve both unique and of such value to Knysna that it should never be underestimated.”
SANCCOB is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 003-134) whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered species like the African penguin.
The organisation works closely with colony managers to identify birds in need of care in the wild and bring them to one of our three centres in South Africa: Cape Town (Western Cape), Cape St. Francis (Eastern Cape) and Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape).