Huyser Tmf Overview 03 2009 B

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Huyser Tmf Overview 03 2009 B

  1. 1. Onno Huyser The Table Mountain Fund, WWF-SA -Overview of Fund & C.A.P.E. March 2009
  2. 2. From Table Mountain to the entire Fynbos in 1998  small beginnings can lead to large impacts. Value of CATALYSIS and PARTNERSHIPS TMF has an unusual relationship with Protected Areas
  3. 4. TOTAL PROJECTS > 120 CURRENTLY 63 in progress Fund value R85m Annual disbursements R5-R8m Mandated to “fund nature conservation projects in the globally significant biodiversity of the CFK and adjacent marine systems”
  4. 5. Poorly aligned institutions …. Weak co-operative governance, and little community involvement … Poor planning … and more C.A.P.E. planning experience tells us that…. PEOPLE !! Hence the need for a Coordinated strategy & approach
  5. 6. “ WE”
  6. 7. <ul><li>TMF themes of investment: </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECTION OF PRIORITISED HABITATS: TERRESTRIAL, FRESHWATER AND MARINE </li></ul><ul><li>CONSERVATION WITHIN THE WORKING LOWLANDS & URBAN AREAS </li></ul><ul><li>BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS </li></ul><ul><li>CONTROL OF ALIEN INVASIVES AND THE RESTORATION OF NATURAL BIODIVERSITY </li></ul><ul><li>APPLIED RESEARCH THAT SUPPORTS BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION </li></ul><ul><li>ENHANCEMENT OF THE GLOBAL CONSERVATION STATUS OF THE CFK </li></ul><ul><li>CAPACITY </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>But not practical for implementation ... </li></ul><ul><li>so how do we arrange these themes? </li></ul><ul><li>STEWARDSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>LANDSCAPE INITIATIVES (MEGA RESERVES) </li></ul><ul><li>SMALL GRANTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY </li></ul><ul><li>CAPACITY BUILDING </li></ul><ul><li>TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY BIODIVERSITY NETWORK </li></ul>
  8. 9. Why the fuss …..?
  9. 10. Ecosystem status Western Cape 17 critically endangered 27 endangered 17 vulnerable 102 least threatened
  10. 11. Our heritage...
  11. 12. So many fascinating, rare and unique (endemic) plants! Similar levels of insect, freshwater and marine diversity FYNBOS BIOME = the HOTTEST HOTSPOT on PLANET EARTH
  12. 16. For any questions … Onno Huyser Table Mountain Fund [email_address] 021 762 8525 083 564 2233 The SOLUTION … PLANNING PEOPLE PARTNERSHIPS
  13. 18. Klein River to Breede River AGULHAS BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE
  14. 19. PLANNING
  15. 21. <ul><li>CORRIDORS </li></ul><ul><li>STEWARDSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>INCENTIVES FOR LANDOWNERS </li></ul>
  16. 22. Grow the conservation economy
  17. 23. Mainstreaming biodiversity into local economic development PARTNERSHIPS Pakhuis Conservancy: Donkey Trail Ecotourism Natures Valley Trust: Salt River Ecoguides SA Protea Producers Association: Sustainable Flower Harvesting Methods Flower Valley: Promoting the FVCT small business initiative Duineveld Coastal Association : Small business development for alien clearing
  18. 24. Mainstreaming biodiversity into agriculture Slanghoek Valley: Agriculture mapping biodiversity BotSoc: Conservation Incentives and Stewardship TMF SAWB: Biodiversity and Wine Initiative
  19. 25. 2000. Kouga-Baviaanskloof Reserve Complex. Booklet highlighting the B’kloof and motivating for investment in this special region. TERU and NMMU, and partners. 2000. Baviaanskloof Community Participation Project. Collaborative Planning Exercise for the BMR. Therese Boulle, and partners. 2003. Land Negotiator. Proud Partner Programme with the Wildnerness Foundation. 2004. Alien Fish in the Baviaanskloof Project. Field surveys on alien + indigenous fish. Dean Impson and CapeNature. July 2007. Leopard and Stock Farmer interactions in the BMR. ACE and NMMU, and partners. Examples of the catalysis and long-term partnership approach that makes TMF so valuable to the partnership
  20. 26. TMF Capacity-building programme 28 placements 20 diplomas, degrees 231 short-term courses 14 new appointments in management positions 80% retention of placements and graduates of long courses PEOPLE !!
  21. 27. <ul><li>Financing approaches … </li></ul><ul><li>(Local) Corporate approaches (sinking) </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity Credits (unallocated) </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity Offsets (revolving) </li></ul><ul><li>Bequests (capital, or unallocated) </li></ul><ul><li>Annuities (revolving) </li></ul><ul><li>Debt / Equity stakes in Green Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Plus … fundraising for TMF projects </li></ul>
  22. 28. Document explosion…! Deed of Trust TMF Registrations MoU and SLA TMF-WWF TMF Strategy (5 year cycles) Employment Contracts Annual Business Plans (Finance) Management Reports Programme Portfolio Report World Bank Reports Operational Manual
  23. 29. <ul><li>Some of the challenges … </li></ul><ul><li>Matching demand to capacity, whilst tracking performance benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Reactive vs Proactive postures </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation (what do we need to do now ) </li></ul><ul><li>Donor demands to invest resources offshore </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting over rolling window that includes financing disasters  buffering our clients from global chaos </li></ul>
  24. 30. For any questions … Onno Huyser Table Mountain Fund [email_address] 021 762 8525 083 564 2233

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