Letter from CEO
Our current poaching and drought crises has emphasized the essential link between conservation and communities. In this area, 80% of people are directly dependent on the environment for survival and the fate of wildlife rests in the hands of the communities who surround it.
During the past year, the importance of the Trust’s vision of seeing communities become partners in conservation for the benefit of both, has been affirmed. Yet finding the way to this end goal remains challenging. We are privileged to work alongside inspirational community members and partners who walk this road with us. Ultimately the essence of who we are and what we do is relationships. Isaac Hlatswayo, our community liaison officer, summed it up when he said, “Relationship with communities is our goal. Making a difference is how we measure success.”