The Knysna Basin Project is a scientifically focused Not for Profit organization based in Knysna, South Africa. The overarching aim of the Knysna Basin Project is to ensure the future conservation of the Knysna Estuary and the surrounding catchments. We believe that this aim can only be achieved through ongoing scientific research and the education of those that depend on the estuary and surrounding environment. As an organization, we work closely with management authorities and local groups to ensure the implementation of tangible management and conservation actions.
The Knysna Estuary is South Africa’s most important in terms of conservation. The high diversity found within this estuary generates a high degree of research interest, both locally and internationally. Read more.
We consider education to be integral in successful conservation. Since 2014 the Knysna Basin Project has established an ever-growing educational sphere where we aim to inspire, uplift and transform. Read more.
To ensure sustainable conservation of the Knysna Estuary, the research we do is used to guide and assist management authorities. The time has come to use scientific research to effectively manage the environment we depend on. Read more.