Shewula Trust

Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

In response to high levels of poverty and unemployment this community of 13,000 people in the Lubombo Mountains decided to set aside more than 2,650 hectares of its land as a conservation area and ecotourism project. A tourism camp is managed by the community, with revenues invested into indigenous plant nurseries, wildlife management, and anti-poaching measures. Revenues have been invested into local schools, health clinics, and a community resource center. The camp has created a market for local food and handicraft products. Support has been provided to local farmers working with indigenous, drought-resistant crops and an environmental education program is helping reduce incidents of poaching in neighboring parks.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 1999

Location: Lubombo Mountains, Swaziland

Beneficiaries: 13,000 people

Area of Focus: Biodiversity, Maputaland-PondolandAlbany
Hotspot, habitat restoration


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