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PGWC Shared Services Centre
corner Bosduif and Volstruis Streets
Private Bag X29

Tel: 021 483 0000
Fax: 021 659 3455
Contact: Marietjie Engelbrecht - Communications Manager

CapeNature is a public institution with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. CapeNature is the custodian of the Cape Floral Kingdom and has a global responsibility towards the conservation of biodiversity, natural systems and ecological processes in the Cape Floral Kingdom. At the same time, it is a driving force behind local rural economic development through active partnerships with communities and development initiatives. CapeNature also manages six of the eight sites that make up the serial nomination of the Cape Floristic Region World Heritage Site.

CapeNature?s vision is to establish a conservation economy in the Western Cape and to develop biodiversity conservation into a key component of local economic development processes in the province.

Nature is our inspiration. Our mission is to:

  • Excel as a world leader in conservation;
  • Enthuse and involve all our citizens, especially the youth, in environmental conservation;
  • Stimulate the economy through the sound and sustainable use of natural resources;
  • Instill an enduring sense of ownership and pride in our natural heritage;
  • Deliver significant benefits to the people of the region;
  • Be a passionate custodian of a global natural treasure ? the Cape Floral Kingdom.
Our objective is to create a work environment that nurtures accountability, instills a sense of responsibility, encourages fairness, tolerance, diligence, honesty, integrity, openness, constructive confrontation and team work, while sharing a common vision for the future.