The Clansthal Conservancy lies on the South Coast of KZN, between the Mhlongwana River in the north and the Mhlongwa River in the south. Conservancy members are made up of a group of residents, property owners and tenants who live, work and play at Clansthal and who want to keep Clansthal a jewel of the Upper South Coast.
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of residents, property owners and visitors who want to keep Clansthal the jewel of the upper South Coast. We want a place in the sun that is not overrun by commercialism and inappropriate development, a place of harmony and natural beauty. By organising, we can work together to achieve our objectives and the Conservancy is the focal point of our efforts.
WHAT WE DO
We have a fairly diverse range of interventions. We initially began by having the alien and noxious weeds removed between the Mhlongwana and Mhlongwa rivers and then began to realise that there is a lot more to a conservancy than just pulling out weeds. At present we have the following initiatives on the go:VIEW PROJECTS
“Our hope is to create a society of people who are able to live and play in safety surrounded by an environment, both terrestrial & marine, that is thriving and as close to natural as possible”
All the land and the sea between the two amaHlongwa Rivers within the e'Thekwini Municipality; the boundary of which stretches inland to the edge of the farmland beyond the N2 freeway.
This covers an area of about 2190ha, and the value of the goods and services provided by our natural resources within this area have recently been estimated at over forty million Rand per annum!
Because it's the right thing to do. We stand for quality of life. We stand for a life in partnership with our environment - not in opposition to it. We cannot watch silently as our natural resources disappear, as the sea is emptied of its riches, our wildlife vanishes, and our green, open spaces turn to concrete and roads. What we do at Clansthal is what we do for life on this earth. To maintain and increase biodiversity - that means more fish and marine life; more birds, butterflies, mammals, etc; more indigenous trees, grasses and flowering plants; and fewer invasive alien species.
The lack of adequate biodiversity in the area will ensure the inevitable collapse of the remaining natural environment that we have left - less wildlife, natural vegetation and our gardens and forests dominated by invasive alien species, or worse - a barren polluted wasteland and a seashore devoid of life!
There will be development for developments sake, with an influx of people resulting in an increase in pollution - light, noise, traffic, sewerage run-off onto the beaches, rainwater run off associated with hardened areas and a complete change in what is currently Clansthal's 'sense of place'.
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TEL: 083 556 3182
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Account Number: 052 867 560
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