The Nsubane forest complex is the largest remaining indigenous forest complex on the Wild Coast. It consists of seven increasingly fragmented forest clusters stretching north from the newly approved Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency Silaka Nature Reserve to Lambassi, south of the Mkambati conservation area. The complex lies in the Pondoland Centre of Endemism, one of the smallest and possibly the most vulnerable of the 235 centers of plant endemism worldwide as recognized by IUCN. WESSA will work with local residents to remove alien invasive plants from four forest clusters (Kaleni, Goso, Ndengane, and Port St. Johns) as part of a broader scheme to promote local "ownership" and management.
Strategic Direction:2 Expand conservation areas and improve land use in 19 key biodiversity areas through innovative approaches