The success of SKEP is dependent on the cooperation of all its partners in supporting conservation and sustainable development activities in the Succulent Karoo Hotspot. 

In the 2009-2014 period 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 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)

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