Thicket Forum 2020
Preliminary dates for Thicket Forum 2020:
1 - 5 June 2020 or 8 - 12 June 2020
Venue: Addo Elephant National Park Main Camp

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What happened at 2019's Forum?

2019 Final Programme. PDF or Web Document

What happened at 2018's Forum?

What happened at 2017's Forum?

What happened at 2016's Forum? 


 The Thicket Forum – formed in 2004 by a group affectionately known as "Thicketeers" – is an affiliation of people from all walks of life with a shared interest in Subtropical Thicket and biodiversity. Thicket - also known as Valley Bushveld - is one of South Africa’s major ecosystems, and contains exceptionally high numbers of different plant species compared to other ecosystems. Many of these plants are found nowhere else in the world. Thicket provides habitat for many animal species, and provides people with food, medicines, fuel-wood, culturally-important plants and beautiful landscapes for recreation. More than 70% of Thicket has been degraded or removed, so many of these unique plant species and their valued uses are under threat.

The Thicket Forum has an annual meeting and all are welcome to attend. Researchers, managers, farmers, rural communities and other interested parties discuss the sustainable management of Thicket, with the aim of conserving our natural heritage for future generations of South Africans.