Being Green - 01 Oct 2021

The rapid expansion of the wine industry in the early 2000s led to concerns that the vineyards were encroaching on the Western Cape’s two unique global biodiversity hotspots – the Cape Floral Kingdom and the Succulent Karoo. So, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) decided to partner with farm owners who are effectively custodians of the land and therefore are able to ensure that the natural areas are protected. In this week’s edition of Being Green, Glynis Crook joined them in Paarl as the organisation and winemakers celebrated the fact that 50 Cape wine farms are now recognised as Conservation Champions.