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“Protection and restoration of connectivity is not an artificial change to the landscape: rather it is the loss of connectivity and the isolation of natural environments that is the artefact of human land use (Noss 1991).”

Eden to Addo Corridor Initiative is a registered Public Benefit Organisation Reg. No. 930025641 with 18A tax status

mike-bridgeford

E2A Chairman
Mike Bridgeford

joan-berning

E2A CEO
Joan Berning – B.Sc – Biochemistry and Zoology – (UCT) 1975. Farmer. Business woman. Founder of Indalo Conservancy. Member of Plettenberg Bay Community and Environmental Forum. Guide on the Eden to Addo Great Corridor Hike.

diarmuidpic

E2A Director and Treasurer
Diarmuid Baigrie – B.Com majoring in Economics UCT and MBA, Founding non-executive director and shareholder of Personal Trust Ltd, Chairman of the Newlands Residents Association, Awarded a civic honour by the City of Cape Town, Chairman of the Rooiels Ratepayers Association

ian-michler

E2A Director
Ian Michler – Top specialist wilderness guide, photojournalist and naturalist. Author of seven natural history and travel books on various African countries.

rhian-berning

E2A Director
Rhian Berning- Founder at Nature Network

halszka-hrabar

Advisor to the Board
Halszka Hrabar – PhD Centre for African Conservation Ecology NMMU

myles-mander

Advisor to the Board – Environment and Economics
Myles Mander – Bachelor of Social Science Honours. National Diploma in Nature Conservation

sue-swain

E2A Member
Sue Swain – Member and Project Co-ordinator. Environmental Consultant to Plettenberg Bay Community Environment Forum. Biomimicry specialist.

julie-carlisle

E2A Member
Julie Carlisle – Director of the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve and Founder of the Bitou Valley Project.

susan-campbell

E2A Member
Susan Campbell

phumsile-sonjani

E2A Member
Phumsile Sonjani – Outdoor Adventure Student instructor; Training Director Youth Futures Development and Training

pam-booth

E2A Project Co-ordinator
Pam Booth – – B.Soc. Sci. Honours in Environmental Management – (UCT) 2000. Keen naturalist, mountain biker and mother of two.

robbie-robinson

E2A Past Founder Chairman
Dr. Robbie Robinson – PhD (Seattle USA), MSc (Stellenbosch), International Consultant for Protected Areas, Retired Head of South African National Parks (SANParks) and former Head of Uganda Wildlife Service.

dick-carr

E2A CorridorĀ Co-ordinator
Dick Carr- BSc in Botany and Zoology. Owner of Rolbaken Nature Reserve(conservation stewardship programme)

herman-neuwoudt

E2A Administration
Herman Nieuwoudt – Bookkeeper, IT person, Mountain Bike enthusiast and Dive Instructor. Event Organizer of the Hike and Bike fund raising events.

andrew-hill

E2A Robberg Corridor Landowner Chairman RCCLA
Andrew Hill, a dairy Farmer within the Robberg Corridor (linking the Robberg Reserve to the Garden Route National Park), has committed to the identified corridor on his land by being a signatory to the Protected Environment Agreement. His milk will be sold with an Eden to Addo certification sticker indicating his commitment to the conservation of biodiversity.

chris

E2A Robberg Corridor Landowner
Chris von Christierson – B.Com, Rhodes; MA, Cambridge; OPM, Harvard; Chairman of the Robberg Coastal Corridor Landowners Association; Founder/Trustee, WatchHill Foundation; Founder/Trustee, Mandela Magdelene College Scholarships to Cambridge University; Trustee, American University in Bulgaria; Patron, Emthonjeni Trust; Chairman, Mitra Energy Limited

carol-blumenthal

E2A Skilderkrantz/Kromriver Corridor Landowner
Carol Blumenthal founded Skilderkrantz Private Nature Reserve. She is passionate about wild things and wild places. Wishes for a more just and harmonious society in which humanity learns to live with itself and all beings within the means of the planet. Interests include alternatives to the neoliberal economy, food growing and good writing and stories. Sometimes found in the Home Counties reluctantly posing as a veterinarian to obese spaniels while dreaming of leopards padding the wilds of Skilderkrantz.

george-ferreira

E2A Skilderkrantz/Kromriver Corridor Landowner
George Ferreira is a committed landowner – Kromriver Nature Reserve.

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