- About Timberwatch
Formed in 1995 and officially launched in April 1997, the Timberwatch Coalition is a voluntary alliance of South African non-governmental organisations and individuals that are concerned about reducing the cumulative negative impacts of industrial tree plantations on people and the environment.
Timberwatch NGO members include:
In alphabetical order
Africa Centre for Biosafety
Biowatch South Africa
Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG)
groundWork (Friends of the Earth SA)
KZN Coastal Branch of the Botanical Society of SA (BotSoc)
South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA)
Woman's Leadership and Training Project (WLTP)
The Timberwatch management committee is made up of representatives of its NGO members and individuals who are elected at an annual general meeting.
Timberwatch co-operates with international organisations with similar aims such as the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), Friends of the Earth international (FOEI), and the Global Forest Coalition (GFC).
Our vision for industrial tree plantations (ITPs) in southern Africa is for them to be allowed only where they do not harm rural people’s livelihoods, health and welfare, nor cause damage to the natural environment. Timberwatch has called for a moratorium on the South African government allowing new ITPs to be established on any naturally vegetated land, or on agricultural land with productive potential.
Email: email@example.com │ Phone: +27 (0) 82 652 1533
Postal address: PO Box 59072 Umbilo, 4075 Durban South Africa
Office: c/o groundWork at the Phansi Museum
500 Esther Roberts Rd, Glenwood Durban, 4001
Not for Profit Organisation: registration number 046-194-NPO