The natural beauty of South Africa spoils us with untamed wildlife and magnificent landscapes, and as a responsible corporate citizen we believe that our natural environment needs to be cared for.
With this in mind we have chosen to get involved with and support the following homegrown conservation initiatives making a significant impact on the wellbeing of South Africa's natural habitat.
Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA)
A South African social enterprise that develops, promotes and facilitates greening, climate change action, food security and sustainable natural resource use and management.
Avis first got involved with Food and Trees for Africa in 2008 and has been assisting with car rental and tree planting projects at various communities and schools since then.
Visit Food and Trees for Africa for more information.
Peace Parks Foundation
Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.
Avis has been assisting Peace Parks Foundation with car rental over 20 years.
Visit Peace Parks Foundation for more information.
Wilderness Leadership School
The Wilderness Leadership School has sought to instil a sense of appreciation for the needs and laws of the natural environment in generations of youthful participants, since 1957. Wilderness Leadership School Trails provide an opportunity for man to reconnect directly with nature in the most dramatic way.
Avis has a long standing relationship with the school, going back to over 20 years, assisting the school to fulfil its objective of providing education and experience to thousands of South African youth and international visitors.
Visit Wilderness Leadership School for more information.
The Wilderness Foundation is a project-driven conservation and leadership organisation that encourages, plans and protects wild lands and wilderness, uplifts the knowledge and lives of citizens and stimulates an environmental ethos among current and future leaders.
The foundation envisages a world that has sufficient intact natural ecosystems and wilderness areas that are valued and effectively protected for the benefit of all species.
Visit the Wilderness Foundation for more information.
Southern African Wildlife College
The Southern African Wildlife College provides high standards of professional and technical training that allows natural resource managers to manage their areas within the stated conservation objectives and in cooperation with local communities.
The College and its donors are helping to ensure that our natural resources are managed in an equitable and sustainable manner
Visit South African Wildlife College for more information.
World Wide Fund for Nature
The leading organisation in wildlife conservation and endangered species, WWF South Africa uses the best science to effectively conserve biodiversity and wildlife, and to protect our natural environments, constantly aware that what we do impacts upon, and requires, people to inspire that change that will benefit us all and the planet we depend on.
Since its founding, in 1968, WWF has been dedicated to protecting South Africa’s natural heritage. This includes plant and animal species, and people.
Avis has been a car rental partner of the organisation for over 30 years.
Visit WWF South Africa for more information.
Cape Leopard Trust
The Cape Leopard Trust is an active predator conservation working group in the Cape launched in 2004. It uses research as a tool for conservation, finding solutions to human-wildlife conflict and inspiring interest in the environment through an interactive and dynamic environmental education programme.
Visit the Cape Leopard Trust for more information.
BirdLife South Africa
Birdlife South Africa strives to conserve birds, their habitats and biodiversity through scientifically-based programmes, supporting the sustainable and equitable use of nature resources and encouraging people to enjoy and value nature.
Vist BirdLife South Africa for more information.
Sustaining the Wild Coast
Sustaining the Wild Coast was formed to support the people of Pondoland in their efforts to achieve “bottom Up” development that will both improve their lives and protect the environment. It has been instrumental in assisting the coastal communities of Eastern Pondoland in resisting large scale “bottom down” development.
Vist Sustaining the Wild Coast for more information.