The Amdec Group has donated R1-million over the past four years to wildlife conservation initiatives.

Amdec is one of South Africa’s leading private property developers, with a prestigious portfolio that includes Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, Harbour Arch and The Yacht Club in Cape Town, Val de Vie and Pearl Valley in the Winelands, Westbrook in Port Elizabeth, and Evergreen Lifestyles, South Africa’s leading retirement lifestyle brand.

For the 4th year running, Amdec once again marked World Wildlife Day on March 3 by donating R250 000, raised via their official 2017 “Save Our Rhinos” calendars, to SANParks Honorary Rangers – a volunteer organisation that supplies much-needed manpower and equipment to support conservation in South Africa’s national parks.

With Marriott Hotels already represented at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg and destined for development at the Yacht Club and Harbour Arch in Cape Town, the property group feels it is essential to protect South Africa’s natural environment to ensure the longevity of the tourism industry. Without tourists, there will be no need for new hotels, and because of this, the group is challenging other corporates to invest in the protection of wildlife. Tourism contributes over 9% to the GDP, and a massive part of that is wildlife tourism.