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New small grant facilities

TMF are pleased to announce the funding of eight new small grant facilities located throughout the Cape Floristic Region. These small grant facilities will support the inclusion of new entrants to the conservation sector through funding, mentoring and managing of small grant beneficiaries from their...

Know Your Fynbos | Ericas: Miniature bells

I defy you not to love Ericas. One of the most exquisite plant genera in the Cape Floral Kingdom, and also the largest, the Erica genus is made up 860 species worldwide, and we are extraordinarily lucky to have 760 of those species here in...

TMF In the Field: Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust

The Overberg Renosterveld Conservation Trust is undertaking a unique way to secure the long-term conservation of Critically Endangered Renosterveld remnants on privately-owned land. Funding from TMF has enabled them to take a novel approach to new levels of biodiversity stewardship, ensuring that hundreds of hectares...

An icy Sneeuberg summit: Conquering the Cederberg’s highest peak

All the familiar landmarks came into focus: a miniature Wolfberg Arch; a tiny Maltese Cross; the peaks of Tafelberg and Sneeukop, sitting below us for a change. From Krakadouw to the north, to the Groot Winterhoek and Matroosberg mountains further south, the bird’s-eye-view below us...

Women’s Month: TMF’s fearless female trio

In keeping with Women’s Month, I spent some time ‘behind the scenes’ at the Table Mountain Fund HQ, where I learned a bit more about the dynamic female trio that manages and coordinates the Fund and its projects on a daily basis. The fast-evolving world...

Know Your Fynbos | Let’s talk Leucadendrons

Leucadendron: a rather serious-sounding title for this lively fynbos shrub that we see dotted across the mountain in a rainbow of different hues. Its common name ‘conebush’ sounds quite ordinary too, but species like silver tree, spinning top, golden sunshine and silky-ruff begin to paint...

Reconnecting the youth with nature

In this week’s #TMFInTheField we introduce you to the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor Small Grant funded project “Reconnecting the youth with nature”. The project team believe that sustainable conservation of natural resources and the fulfilment of the lives and potential of young people will only...