The SKEP Partnership and Resources

SKEP KatrinaThe success of SKEP is dependent on the co-operation of all its partners in supporting conservation and sustainable development activities in the Succulent Karoo Hotspot. SKEP seeks to expand its network of partners to ensure that the people of the Succulent Karoo are taking ownership of and enjoy their unique living landscape in a way that maintains biodiversity and improves livelihoods, now and in perpetuity.

The participating SKEP partners:

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

Agri-Kameelkrans Vereniging

Arid Zone Ecology Forum (AZEF)

Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc)

Cape Action for People and the Environment (CAPE)

Cape Leopard Trust


Cape Winelands District Municipality

Centre for African Conservation Ecology

Conservation International (CI)

Conservation South Africa (CSA)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN)

Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Eden District Municipality

Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)

Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG)

Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve (GCBR)

Grassland Society of Southern Africa (GSSA)

Griekwa National Council (GNC)

Indigo Development and Change

Matzikama Local Municipality

Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia

Namakwa District Municipality

Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)

Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature Conservation (DENC)

Richtersveld Cultural & Botanical Landscape

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

South African National Parks (SANParks)

Surplus People Project (SPP)

University of Cape Town (UCT)

University of Pretoria

University of Stellenbosch

West Coast District Municipality

Western Cape Animal Production Research Trust

Wildlife and Environment Society of SA (WESSA)

World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (WWF-SA)

Nama Khoi Local Municipality

Richtersveld Local Municipality

Hantam Local Municipality

Kamiesberg Local Municipality

Khai-Ma Local Municipality

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development & Land reform

Department of Economic Development & Tourism

Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements & Traditional Affairs

Komaggas Environmental Justice Network

Black Mountain Mine

Trans Hex Mining


Northern Cape Department of Agriculture and Land Reform

SKEP Resources

SKEP Strategies

SKEP 20 Year Strategy

A Research Strategy for the Succulent Karoo Biome

Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme Phase Two 2009- 2014

SKEP Reports

Ecosystem Profile of the Succulent Karoo Hotspot

SKEP Biodiversity Technical Report

Assessment and Evaluation of Ecosystem Services in the Succulent Karoo Biome

SKEP Case Studies

Maximising economic and ecological benefits from wetland rehabilitation from the Leliefontein Wetland Project

Building biodiversity stewardship capacity in the Bokkeveld

Discoveries on Succulent Karoo insects

Local champions in Namaqualand

Production from alien wood in Kamieskroon

Ratelgat Farm and the Consolidation of the Knersvlakte Conservation Area

The importance, challenges, and benefits of SKEPPIES

Using dogs for predator control


SKEP Sustainable Futures

SKEP Facebook Page

Last updated on 22 August 2017
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