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The Buffelsdraai Community Reforestation Project

Submitted by Alice Wojcik 9th September 2019 11:50
Workers planting trees at the Buffelsdraai Community Reforestation Site

Key Messages

  • This model can show how natural ecosystems support and protect communities and how communities can support and protect local ecosystems in return.
  • Ownership of lands can be a major challenge when implementing a project.
  • The project resulted in an increase in biodiversity within the region
  • Significant socio-economic benefits for some of the most impoverished communities in Durban was a result of this project.