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 the negative impacts of industrial tree plantations on people and the environment.
The Constitution adopted by Timberwatch in 2004 can be seen HERE
Timberwatch NGO members currently include:
Timberwatch's management committee consists of individuals and representatives of NGO members that are elected at an annual general meeting.
Timberwatch co-operates with international organisations with aims similar to ours, such as the World Rainforest Movement (WRM), Friends of the Earth international (FOEI), and the Global Forest Coalition (GFC).
GFC has appointed Timberwatch to be its NGO Focal Point in Africa. See HERE.
Our vision for industrial tree plantations (ITPs) in southern Africa is for them to be allowed only where they do not damage rural people’s livelihoods and the natural environment. Timberwatch has called for a moratorium on the South African government allowing new ITP’s to be established on naturally vegetated land, or on productive agricultural land. See statement HERE.
PO Box 30577, Mayville, 4058, South Africa.
Tel: +27 (0) 82-4442083 Fax: +27 (0)866178379
Not for Profit Organisation registration number 046-194-NPO