Campaign to restore the Roodeberg is being launched by TMF, WWF and SANParks. Sue Smith, a member of the campaign team writes:
“Over the years TMF, WWF and SANParks have worked on a number of successful campaigns including the remarkably successful initiative to prevent the Noordhoek Wetlands from being developed, by leading a campaign to purchase them in the early 2000s. This resulted in the protection of Noordhoek Beach, and joined the northern and southern sections of TMNP, conserving the entire section from Noordhoek to Kommetjie in perpetuity.
One of the last remaining hurdles in our quest to consolidate the south of the Park is the Roodeberg, which is recognised as one of the biodiversity hotspots on the Cape Peninsula. We have only 6 months to raise the funds to purchase the two remaining properties, making this campaign a high priority for all three organisations.
Our website at www.restoretheroodeberg.co.za provides information not only about the conservation value of the Roodeberg, but gives you a glimpse of how beautiful the unspoilt reaches of the Roodeberg are, and why we want to secure all the land for SANParks to look after and restore where necessary.”
The properties involved lie on the slopes of the Roodeberg Mountains which lie between Blackhill and Kommetjie.