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The Buffelsdraai Community Reforestation Project

This project aims to address the environmental risks associated with landfill by increasing urban biodiversity and maintaining natural buffer zones to foster climate change adaptation.
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Key Messages

  • This model can show how natural ecosystems support and protect communities and how communities can support and protect local ecosystems in return.
  • Ownership of lands can be a major challenge when implementing a project.
  • The project resulted in an increase in biodiversity within the region
  • Significant socio-economic benefits for some of the most impoverished communities in Durban was a result of this project.

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