When the respected Conservation magazine launched a landmark edition in 2015
When the respected Conservation magazine launched a landmark edition in 2015, celebrating 14 years of corporate support from Nedbank Namibia’s Go Green Fund, the plaudits for the exceptional research and conservation work that the Fund has enabled came in thick and fast:
“Along with the wide variety of successful projects, the longevity of the Go Green Fund is testament to the effective collaboration of the Namibia Nature Foundation and Nedbank in its implementation. This type of institutional collaboration is vitally important to assist in good biodiversity conservation outcomes, and sets a good example for others to follow.
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has been happy to endorse Go Green Fund projects for the past 12 years, and will continue to do so. We look forward to the continued collaboration of the Namibia Nature Foundation and Nedbank in implementing the fund, and expect they will continue to build upon the achievements highlighted in this special [magazine].”
“Nedbank has shown its commitment towards conservation and sustainable development in Namibia not only by securing the funds for Go Green Fund but by teaming up with the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and creating a real partnership that delivers...and the NNF is therefore extremely proud to be a partner with Nedbank Namibia in making Go Green Fund the success that it is today. In all of the successes presented [in the magazine], there are two aspects that stand out for us at the NNF.
The first is the scope of work and activities that have been covered successfully with the sums awarded to each project. The second aspect is that the fund covers a wide range of conservation activities and in particular makes available funds for more common species and general activities that many other donors overlooks. As with many things in life we often forget that it is important to keep doing the right things. The same applies to conservation. We need to keep common species common and general landscapes functioning. On these two aspects the Go Green Fund stands out above other conservation funds.”
Angus Middleton, Executive Director: Namibia
“When the first edition of Conservation and the Environment magazine was launched in 2000, Nedbank Namibia signed up as its first corporate sponsor. Over the years, the magazine has told many of the success stories of projects supported by the Go Green Fund to the Namibian public. The special edition is a true reflection of the diversity of environmental issues and the people who dedicate their lives to these concerns. A big thank you to Nedbank for supporting it at a time before it was the trend for corporate companies to do so.”
Riéth van Schalkwyk, Editor: Conservation magazine
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