CAP welcomes additional Partners who:

  • Are established civil society organizations;
  • Contribute significantly to CAP’s objectives (see About CAP);
  • Identify statements that CAP recognizes (see About CAP);
  • Are able to pay a joining fee in support of the activities of the CAP Secretariat.

BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa strives to conserve birds and their habitats. We work with people to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.We are the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in SA &have; 6 000 members in 40 bird clubs & branches.


Botanical Society of South Africa
Established in 1913, the same year that the now world famous Kirstenbosch Garden National Botanical Garden was started. The Botanical Society is committed to conservation of a unique wild flower heritage.


Conservation South Africa (Khusel’indalo South Africa)
For two decades, Conservation International has worked with their partners to protect life on Earth. Conservation South Africa (CSA), an affiliate of CI, works within three ‘biodiversity hotspots’ located at the southern tip of Africa.


Endangered Wildlife Trust
Dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa to the benefit of all people.


Wilderness Foundation
The Wilderness Foundation is a conservation and leadership organisation that embodies the planning, management and experience of wildlands which uplifts the knowledge and lives of its historically disadvantaged citizens. Kouga Dam nursary in the Baviaanskloof


Wildlands Conservation Trust
A dynamic, innovative, non-profit organisation working to conserve the natural heritage of our beautiful country. Wildlands Conservation Trust – people and the environment


Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA)
WESSA is a membership-based environmental organization that promotes public participation in caring for the Earth.


World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa
WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment&build; a future in which humans live in harmony with nature,by conserving the world’s biodiversity,ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable.



CAP also welcomes Associates, who are part of the climate change network but may not necessarily be civil society organizations with a biodiversity conservation focus. The Associates engage with CAP through lesson sharing.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Their mission is to ensure effective management &sustainable; use of KwaZulu Natal’s biodiversity&protected; areas in collaboration with the community.It envisages being a world renowned leader biodiversity conservation&protected; area management.

CAP Advisors

CAP is advised by South Africa’s top climate change scientists Dr Guy Midgley and Tony Knowles.

  • Dr Midgley, based at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, is a lead author on the IPCC reports and is a global leader in climate change research. For more information on SANBI’s climate change work, go to
  • Mr Knowles is a South African expert on the feasibility of carbon offset projects and is currently managaing the climate change branch of Genesis Analytics in Cape Town. For more information on Genesis Analytics, go to and the climate change practice
  • Internationally, CAP is also advised by Dr Celia Harvey and Dr Joanna Durbin. Dr Harvey is Conservation International’s senior advisor on climate change initiatives, and Dr Durbin is the Director of the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance which have developed the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS).’ For detailed information on the CCBS, go to: