Bruce McLeod

Bruce McLeod

Bruce McLeod co-founded The Ubuntu Conservation Trust, a successful land stewardship initiative in South Africa in 1999. He is now retired and lives in Betty’s Bay, near Cape Town. He can be reached at bmcleod@iafrica.com.

The Potential of Grassroots Environmental Stewardship

Essay

Some years ago, CapeNature launched a highly successful land acquisition project called the Stewardship Programme. It offers incentives to land owners to make land available for conservation. These Contract Nature Reserves are designed to establish areas and inter-linked corridors of land to promote conservation—and it works.