17 July, 2006

New staff at the Table Mountain Fund ...

The Table Mountain Fund (TMF) and WWF-SA are pleased to introduce the appointment of a new Manager and Assistant for the TMF. The new manager is Onno Huyser, who takes over the position previously filled by Julia Wood and who joined them on 1 July 2006. The new Assistant is Tamaryn Allan who replaces Zohra Parkar-Salie and will start with us on 1 August 2006.

The Table Mountain Fund is an independent sustainable funding facility, established to support the implementation of the C.A.P.E Strategy and specifically the conservation of the biological diversity of the CFR and its adjacent marine systems. Founded by WWF eight years ago, the TMF was co-capitalised through investments from South African custodians, as well as the Global Environmental Facility.

In conjunction with its partners, the Fund has historically focused its activities in the following conservation needs:

• Protection of prioritised habitats;
• Conservation within the working lowlands;
• Building environmental awareness;
• Control of alien invasives & restoration of natural Biodiversity
• Applied research that supports Biodiversity conservation
• Enhancement of the Global Conservation Status of the CFR
• Capacity Building of CAPE partner organisations

Please contact Onno Huyser at ohuyser@wwf.org.za or phone 021 762-8525 for more information.