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St Helena Nature Conservation Group

Supporting the environment of St Helena since 1993

The whole of nature is life.
Albert Einstein

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Promoting and enjoying St Helena’s unique natural environment.

 

St Helena Nature Conservation Group

Below: Who are we? • How to get involved • Gumwood Guardians - the GGs! • Achievements • Contacts

Who are we?

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St Helena’s Nature Conservation Group (SNCG) has been in existence since 1993. It is a registered charity and comprises a group of volunteers who share a common interest in the promotion and enjoyment of St Helena’s unique natural environment.

The SNCG strives to inform and educate, at all levels, of the importance and fragility of our environment.

The group meets once a month to discuss activities and ideas.

How to get involved

There are many other ways to get involved and support SNCG:

Gumwood Guardians - the GGs!

Help save the last ancient Gumwood forest in the world.

Peak Dale forest is a tiny fragment of the Gumwood forests that once stretched all around the island. It is home to huge numbers of endemic insects that live nowhere else on the planet.

These beautiful trees are in danger as invasive trees such as wild mango out-compete them. GGs is carefully cutting back these intruders to give space to the old trees and encourage the natural regeneration of the endemic forest.

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 10:00am at the ‘sex garage’{1} on the road to Thompsons Wood, finishing at 12:30pm.

Bring: work clothes and boots, water/drinks, sun protection, and a snack.

Our achievements

Together with the St Helena National Trust, we sponsor school visits and competitions to raise awareness among young people of the need for conservation on the island and of its unique species. We also assist government environmental agencies with the propagation and protection of endemic plants.

Publications, available from the St Helena National Trust office, Jamestown:

The SNCG’s book ‘Marine Life of St Helena’ is also available from local shops.

Contacts

Telephone: 

Jill on (+290) 23698

Website: 

www.shncg.org

Footnotes:
{1} Yes, that is how it is locally known. We were completely baffled as to how it got this popular name - other than, of course, the obvious explanation. Fortunately a reader has supplied the answer. Apparently at some time somebody had graffitied on it Too much sex is bad for one - but great for two! and although this witticism has long been painted out the name stuck.

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