5 extra wine farms have been welcomed into the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s prestigious Conservation Champion programme, becoming a member of 50 different champions within the Cape Winelands.
The Cape Winelands overlaps two main international biodiversity hotspots – the Cape floral kingdom and the succulent Karoo. Biodiversity loss is among the many high environmental dangers in line with the 2021 World Threat Report from the World Financial Discussion board.
Reflecting on WWF’s theme for Worldwide Biodiversity Day on 22 Could, Shelly Additional, WWF’s Fruit and Wine programme supervisor, commented that ‘there couldn’t be a greater time to welcome our 5 new WWF Conservation Champions’.
‘We’re delighted to increase our recognition to those farms that promote farming in concord with nature in our uniquely biodiverse nook of the world,’ Additional added.
The 5 new wine farms to have joined the WWF Conservation Champion programme are:
- Creation Wines (Hemel-en-Aarde)
- DeMorgenzon (Stellenbosch)
- Hasher Household Property (Hemel-en-Aarde)
- Highberry (Somerset West)
- Warwick Wine Property (Stellenbosch)
WWF Conservation Champions are acknowledged as environmental leaders within the wine business for his or her distinctive dedication to regenerative farming practices, together with implementing accountable manufacturing practices, spearheading improvements in water and power effectivity and conserving beforehand unprotected ecosystems to offer a habitat for a lot of uncommon and endangered species.
Most of the farms have put aside land for conservation to guard the wealthy and various biodiversity, rehabilitated huge sections of the world by means of alien invasive clearing initiatives, and diversified their providing to draw extra guests and contribute to ecotourism.
Collectively, the 55 wine farms recognised as WWF Conservation Champions personal 45 263 hectares of land unfold throughout the Cape Winelands from Constantia to Robertson, and from Stellenbosch to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Of this land, 24 372 hectares at the moment are conserved as a pristine a part of the Cape Floral Kingdom.
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