The Singita Lowveld Trust (SLT) is committed to supporting the maintenance of healthy, well-functioning ecosystems and habitats – while safeguarding the many vulnerable species under our stewardship.
Our dedicated teams of local conservation and community development professionals partner with neighbouring communities to support social and economic advancement that allow them to prosper in harmony with the natural environment.
We focus on three key areas: conservation of biodiversity, community partnerships, and sustainability principles.
#1 Biodiversity Conservation:
Safeguarding wildlife and wilderness areas through effective reserve management.
This involves caring for freshwater resources such as rivers, wetlands, and groundwater reserves; preventing erosion; controlling invasive alien plants; fire management; and wildlife monitoring and management. Protecting our wildlife through dedicated 24/7 anti-poaching and Canine (K9) dog units is a key focus – as is the continual upgrading and evolution of innovative technology for surveillance and early detection. This includes tactical field gear to ensure that field rangers remain well-equipped to stay one step ahead of poachers. The SLT also supports research and monitoring for species of conservation concern, including rhino, lions, leopards, and large birds of prey.
#2 Our Community Partnerships embraces three main objectives:
#3 Commitment to the Bioregional One Planet Living Principles of Sustainability:
An ethos of Care for the Planet and Care for our People;
The Care for our Planet principle focuses on zero carbon, sustainable water use, waste management, re-use and recycling, ethical food sourcing and sustainable diets – and our long-term commitment to restoring and maintaining the ecological integrity of the areas under our custodianship.
Our Community Partnerships support local, rural informal economies through procurement and inclusion in our supply chains, local enterprise development and promoting cultural and natural heritage through community experiences.