Sappi and WWF are the two partners that created the SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership, with the Wildlands Conservation Trust as project manager.
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Sappi - www.sappi.com
Sappi is the world’s leading manufacturer of coated fine paper, which is used in high-quality publications such as annual reports, catalogues, brochures and magazines. The group is also the world’s leading manufacturer of chemical cellulose, a product typically used in the manufacture of viscose textiles, consumer and pharmaceutical products.
The SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership is an initiative of the Sappi Corporate Social Investment programme. The programme focuses on education, training, community upliftment and environmental conservation in the areas surrounding the group’s operating units.
All communications for the SappiWWF TreeRoutes Partnership are handled through Sappi’s corporate communications department, which distributes regular updates and information to interested and affected parties, as well as media releases to the local and national media. It was also responsible for the creation of this site.
WWF South Africa - www.wwf.org.za
WWF South Africa is the local affiliate of WWF International. Established in 1961, WWF is one of the world’s largest and most effective nature conservation organisations. In South Africa, it runs six dedicated conservation programmes; four for the conservation of marine, freshwater, species and eco-regions (fynbos, succulent Karoo, forests and grasslands) as well as two umbrella programmes; climate change and conservation education.
Wildlands Conservation Trust - www.wildlands.co.za
The Wildlands Conservation Trust, in turn, was formed in 2005 with the amalgamation of the KwaZulu-Natal Conservation Trust and the Wildlands Trust. It works mainly in KwaZulu-Natal, but its also supervises projects in neighbouring Mpumalanga. The Trust’s aim is to increase the area under formal conservation in both provinces, to achieve excellence in the management of these areas, to establish a benchmark for responsible tourism and to increase awareness of the biodiversity in the north eastern parts of the country.
Eco-tourism = Community + Environment