Conservancy: The Sandveld Conservancy was founded in April 1999 when a group of 10 farming families decided to conserve and improve the Sandveld ecosystem by working together as a team. Approximately 80 000 hectares commercial farmland was involved in the beginning. For most active Conservancy 2008/2009 This group realized that by cooperating and good communication a change of attitude could be achieved at all involved people regarding the fauna and flora of the area. Over?utilization of natural resources (e.g. devil?s claw) and further reduction of endangered species (e.g. cheetah) were but some aspects urging speedy action. In addition the members wanted to introduce visitors to the hidden wonders of the area. During the following years much has been achieved by targeting members through study groups on game management, utilization of devil?s claw and tourism. The challenge for Sandveld Conservancy is to harmonize cattle farming (the economic base of its members) with the existing fauna and flora, propagate and / or reintroduce certain plant- and game species, and get more farmers and communities involved. After several years of hard work a sound foundation has been laid on which we and our children proudly can build on.