Welcome to the
Biodiversity Sector Investment Portal
Championed by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), this Biodiversity Sector Investment Portal promotes bankable Investment Opportunities (Investees).
The portal further serves as a catalyst to introduce and match Investment Opportunities to the appropriate Investors and Intermediaries.
Invest in the biodiversity sector and contribute to job creation, transformation, economic growth and ensuring that South Africa’s rich biodiversity is preserved for future generations.
How to navigate the Biodiversity Sector Investment Portal
4 Easy Steps to Load your Investment Proposal on the Portal
NOTE: During review you may receive an email from the Support Team to discuss your Proposal. Once you email back a signed copy of your Proposal, and it has been reviewed & vetted, your investment opportunity will be loaded on the portal & can be viewed here: https://www.biodiversityinvestment.co.za/investment-opportunities.
Looking for an Investor?
Are you an Investment Opportunity in need of key services and investment to build and grow your business, to make it more attractive to investors and customers?
DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM TO REGISTER YOUR PROJECT AND MAKE IT VISIBLE TO INVESTORS
South Africa is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world
As one of 17 megadiverse countries in the world, South Africa hosts many of the world's species with a large number that are found nowhere else. The variable landscapes, seascapes and extensive coastlines provide habitats for a great selection of plants and animals.
South Africa’s biodiversity is a national asset
that provides economic prosperity and social wellbeing in an assortment of ways, from the cultural and spiritual connection with the natural world to the health benefits that come from a clean and safe environment. Biodiversity is an important national element that needs to be taken care of. Many citizens rely on natural provisions such as water, climate protection and food. Furthermore, South Africa’s rich natural resources underpin its developing economy and provide aspects for future growth. The conservation, protection of biodiversity and the benefits it provides to people is central to South Africa’s sustainable development and is a core element in South Africa’s climate response.
The Biodiversity Sector Investment Portal promotes investment opportunities and encourages the development of connections between investees/communities and investors/intermediaries. This investment enables and creates many benefits that contribute towards the growth of the economy, the wellbeing of society and biodiversity conservation.
We are all responsible for building a solid foundation in conserving biodiversity. Maintaining the legacy for present and future generations is within our hands. It is very much like building a home on a rock foundation. Ensuring the stability of our natural resources guarantees the security of livelihoods in South Africa.
"To restore stability to our planet, therefore, we must restore its biodiversity, the very thing we have removed. It is the only way out of this crisis that we ourselves have created. We must rewild the world!”
This is the story we are writing. The story that our children will read. The tale of a sustainable future.
Biodiversity economy Jobs
Featured Investment Opportunities
Bambanani Community Farm
Funding Level: R5 Million - R20 Million
This Biodiversity Stewardship site is well known for its wide range of bird species and Nguni cattle. Investment is required to develop the site’s livestock and bioprospecting offering to create a sustainable and profitable community programme.
Maloti Thaba Tsa Metsi Protected Area
Funding Level: R5 Million - R20 Million
The Maloti community is a successful community-driven biodiversity conservation model and agent for socio-economic development through collaborative nature-based economic activity.
Tshivhula Game Farm
Funding Level: R20 Million - R50 Million
The Tshivhula community would like to build and develop a cultural village with complementary community business enterprises including training and accrediting villagers under the Homestay business programme.
The Biodiversity Sector Investment Portal is enabled by DFFE, SANBI and OPERATION PHAKISA with support from UNDP BIOFIN.
The collaboration and implementation of the Biodiversity Investment Portal brings together national, provincial and local governments as well as biodiversity programmes and the financial investment required to create platforms both online and in-person. These factors facilitate the awareness of South Africa’s biodiversity treasures and how Investment can be introduced through Investment Opportunities in order to feed positively into the Biodiversity Economy. The end result creates jobs, transformation and improves individual wellbeing.