One of the greatest threats to natural systems is the fragmentation of habitats. The development of corridors between sections of habitat has become the accepted answer to sustaining the critical biodiversity that is so important.
The Val de Vie Estate 40 ha biodiversity corridor rehabilitation program is designed to rehabilitate the area back to a more natural ecologically functional unit that is not only used by homeowners for recreation, but also as a conservation and educational area. Being a small remnant of the Swartland Alluvium Renosterveld that originally covered the valley floor and which has now largely been destroyed, the bio corridor is home to nine plant species that are listed as Species of Conservation Concern (red listed or threatened plant species). Likewise, it is still home to numerous small animals that need protection before they become locally extinct; where possible, populations of these are being re-introduced.
It is envisaged that over a number of years, this area will become a flagship project for the estate, and an asset for the enjoyment of residents while remaining a home for the natural treasures that are becoming scarcer on a daily basis.
Click here for the Val de Vie Estate Official Bird List