The development of the Fynbos Corridor Collaboration (FCC) was initiated by three Cape Town-based urban greening organisations: Ingcungcu, The Greenpop Foundation and Communitree. However, since 2018, it has become a joint endeavour between many individuals and organisations in Cape Town, South Africa. By generously providing their time, invaluable knowledge and enthusiasm, these individuals and organisations have contributed toward a shared vision of a city where people and Fynbos can thrive together through a restored relationship between people, insects, birds and plants.
We are grateful to the numerous contributors, collaborating organisations, reviewers, planning and workshop participants and community members for their support and the endless inspiration they provided during the compilation of the Fynbos Stepping-Stone Corridor strategy and this accompanying website. In particular, we would like to highlight Friends of the Liesbeek and Edith Stephens Nature Reserve for their significant contributions. We would also like to extend a special thanks to the Table Mountain Fund for funding this project.
The intention of FCC was always to foster collaboration between organisations working in different areas, working with different approaches, and working on a complementary aspect of socio-ecological restoration. To this end, this website contains resources from many environmental organisations in Cape Town, all shared with permission, for the benefit of everyone working within the Fynbos restoration field. IParticular credit should be given to Communitree which decided to migrate a number of useful and popular online tools from their own site to this shared website so that more people would have access to these resources (these can be seen in the Fynbos rehabilitation and Resources tabs of this website). We aim to continue to add and refine resources and welcome contributions from anyone working on Fynbos corridor building in Cape Town.
It is our hope that this strategy will foster a sense of pride in our natural heritage and be widely used as a valuable resource to guide well-planned urban greening in Cape Town. Thank you to all who made this happen.