Trees planted to August 2011 : 12'000
Biodiversity loss is by far the biggest threat to South Africa´s environmental and tourism capital. As a result there is a natural incentive for stakeholders in the tourism industry to take ownership of a powerful initiative that secures the very resources on which this industry depends.
Trees for Tourism (TfT) is a vehicle for tourists and companies affiliated in any manner with the tourism industry, to counterbalance the tourism-related footprint. To achieve this aim, Serendipity Africa has partnered with Platbos Conservation Trust and farm 215 to plant out indigenous trees on a large scale in order to enhance, re-connect and re-create pristine eco-forest systems.
Planting trees that will become part of forest canopies provides a multi-dynamic approach that will support not just a tree, but an entire eco-system and every facet of life within it. Ancient forest systems are preserved for future generations and South Africa´s carbon sink capacity will be enhanced, counteracting the effects of climate change.