The Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative (ABI) is a landscape initiative that serves as the conservation coordination hub of the Overberg region of South Africa. ABI is the meeting place for those involved in, or interested in, conserving this biodiversity hotspot. From private landowners, to government departments, to conservation organisations - ABI serves as their meeting point, where key conservation issues are tackled.
ABI has five tasks, known as the 5c's:
- To convene interested and affected parties
- To collate information and data
- To communicate with all parties
- To conceptualise projects and initiatives
- To help raise capital for priority activities
We work with four main themes:
- Integrated land-use planning (including controlling invasive alien plants)
- Viable nature-based, responsible tourism
- Environmental education
- Transitioning to a Green Economy
The Latest ABI Newsletter is now available.
The Overberg was hit by 11 wildfires since the start of year up to the end of January.
In a showcase of how conservation organisations can work together to meet shared objectives, the OCG has partnered with the OLCT. Learn More
If you’re involved in conservation action in the Overberg, you can apply now for ABI Small Grants funding. Learn More
The Agulhas Plain bird lists now stands at 235 bird species, according to the Agulhas Plains Birding report for 2015.