“2019 must surely go down as one of the most exciting years for the Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area. Globally this has been a time of extreme loss: natural habitats are being removed; ecosystems are being abused; wildlife is being decimated.

“And yet here, at Africa’s southernmost tip, there is much to celebrate. Through wonderful donors and partners, we provide the support to Mother Earth, which then allows her to restore herself. By improving the ecological integrity of our area, by creating natural corridors, and by removing barriers to natural functions, she can ensure she functions as this ecosystem should.”