Through out South Africa many people voluntarily engage in conservation - whether through a private game farm, a conservancy, biosphere or as simply as reducing the size of their ecological footprint.
Sometimes - and we hope for the most part - conservation is simple and the requirements are very clear.
At other times ordinary people may find themselves in a maze of rules and regulations, confounding the best intentions to "do good".
The Custodian Project observes the activities that ordinary people repeatedly engage in while acting as custodians of the land. We then try to simplify and streamline processes so that it is easier the next time around. The process may be administrative, it may something on the ground and it may be more focused on people than environment. The acid test for us is, "does it benefit the environment, does it add to society".
And we try to reduce the costs of conservation. We do so by obtaining in-house expertise so that individuals do not need to pay a consulting premium for that "once-off" event.
Our services and offerings will expand over time. While we may not yet have everything you need, we see no reason not to roll up our sleeves and work alongside you as land stewards. The environment knows no boundaries, and what we do here may just have a ripple effect elsewhere.
Founder of The Custodian Project