The most common Conservancies types in South Africa fall into the following
- Rural or Farming – in farming areas.
- Peri – Urban.
- Urban – in urban living areas.
- Industrial – in industrial areas.
- Township – in formal townships.
- Marine & Coastal – in the marine & coastal areas.
Some provinces also have other types of conservancies for example: Gauteng
It must be stated that the main reason for starting a conservancy is for
the area to be a voluntary co – operative environmental managed area, by
the community and its users, and in respect of which the relevant provincial
nature conservation authority has granted registration. So keep this in
mind when starting a conservancy in your area as this should be your starting
point of development.
- Rural Conservancies with Nature Conservation motives.
- Rural Conservancies with Land Care motives.
- Educational Conservancies - on schoolyards.
- Habitat Conservancies – to protect specific habitats.
- Cultural Conservancies – to protect places of cultural or historical