About Us
Nama Khoi women in Steinkopf, Namaqualand, South Africa. © CI/Photo by Tessa Mildenhall
Nama Khoi women in Steinkopf, Namaqualand, South Africa.
© CI/Photo by Tessa Mildenhall
Strategy

CSA’s strategy of influencing policy, developing markets, communicating conservation messages and building local capacity has provided the basis for sound conservation-based economic growth models and long term human well-being.

CSA is committed to a strategy that:

  • Supports national conservation and climate programmes, in particular the programmes of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
  • Focuses on scientifically-defined conservation priorities.
  • Brings previously disadvantaged people, particularly women, into the South African conservation sector and extends a cooperative hand to sectors of the economy not traditionally active in environmental issues.
  • Empowers people living in our hotspots to improve their livelihoods.
  • Builds the capacity of CSA and its partner organisations and institutions.
  • Generates sustainable conservation and development benefits at all levels of society.

We aim to influence and support local and national governments to implement appropriate and proactive policies, laws, and programmes.

We aim to empower individuals, communities, and corporations to become active stewards of their land and water resources.