Buffelspoort Valley Conservancy

Conservancy - Magaliesberg

The people of the Valley have long been proud of the fact that it was safe to drink the water from any mountain stream in the area and, about five years ago, when some early warning signs of pollution were noticed, they decided to form the Buffelspoort Valley Conservancy to secure the future of the rivers and ravines.

In addition to river health, several other cardinal issues were identified:
the encroachment of alien plant species; inappropriate veld fire management strategies; the threat of unsuitable development in the valley. But our concern was not only for clean water, indigenous trees and fauna, beautiful rocks and ravines, it was about getting everyone on the community to understand.

By involving school children in the project, we are hoping to ensure a deeper understanding of the needs of the environment. We believe that those environmental needs should be the first consideration before any development takes place. The BVC cares for the environment.