Stewardship Industrial Corridor Project

This project was initially funded by the World Bank, which ended as of August 2009. Further funding was sourced to the value of R710 000 from the Table Mountain Fund to secure the position of the Stewardship Officer for a further 3 years to complete this corridor.

Negotiations with Transnet resulted in a positive reaction to the corridor concept, especially at the concept that it could be a world first, and that it could provide for an international best practice for Ports. Currently, internal negotiations are underway to overlay the ideal biodiversity corridor with the future planned expansion strategy of the Port and to identify contract nature reserve status land portions. Transnet would like to enter into the contractual nature reserve option, if approval internally can be sought therefore.

The Corridor Project has resulted in the following proactive conservation gains: