At Work

Conservation Is A Group Effort

Conservation at Work is a Non-Profit Organisation that promotes and supports the conservation of private land in the Western Cape.

More About Us

What We Do


Our members consist of conservancies and conservation minded landowners of the Western Cape. See map under the About us Section for more information.

Private Land

We promote and support the conservation of private land in the Western Cape. This is achieved by formalising partnerships for conservation initiatives.


We are a one-stop-shop to learn about conservation management best practices. Conservancies are a vital link in the conservation chain connecting natural areas.

A Bit Of Background

With the level of species diversity and endemism, the Western Cape is an area of high conservation importance.

Most of the remaining natural areas in the Western Cape fall under private landownership. The conservation efforts of these landowners are thus of great importance. Conservancies are recommended as an effective way for landowners to collaborate with their neighbours and collectively address conservation related challenges in their areas. There are over 80 registered conservancies in the Western Cape which include the participation of more than 1600 landowners.

The Impact We Have

Conservancies in the Western Cape

The organisation engages with key stakeholders and formalises partnerships that will create an enabling environment for private conservation and deliver on the needs of members and stakeholders. 

Conservation at Work also aims to provide a single point of contact for stakeholders to engage with conservation minded landowners.

18+ Years of Experience in Conservation

After the formation of The National Association of Conservancies South Africa (NACCSA) in 2003, the need for a branch in Western Cape was identified, and WCCSA (Western Cape Conservation Stewardship Association) was constituted in 2004.

Some of Our

Recent Conservation Projects

There are numerous registered conservancies in the Western Cape. If you would like to become part of a conservancy please contact us and we can assist you as far as possible.

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