Established in August 2012, the SAFE (Sustainable Alternatives to Fracking and Exploration) Alliance includes the Wilderness Foundation, Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG), the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and the African Conservation Trust (ACT); and will act as a platform to oppose fracking and seek alternative, more sustainable development options for the targeted fracking areas.
The Alliance adds momentum to the growing opposition to the controversial method of shale gas mining - which has been banned in more than 150 jurisdictions around the world.
The view of the Alliance is informed by fundamental arguments which present obstacles to licensing the technology in South Africa. Some of these arguments rest on insurmountable obstacles on a global scale. Others are germane to the South African context of culture, geology, biodiversity, water scarcity, and gas reticulation.
Click here to read more on the Alliance's reasons to oppose fracking in South Africa.
The alliance includes the Wilderness Foundation, Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG), the Endangered Wildlife Trust and the African Conservation Trust (ACT).
FRACKING IS UNSUSTAINABLE • WATER THIRSTY • DAMAGES THE ENVIRONMENT
In the video below, listen to founder of the Wilderness Foundation, Dr Ian Player commenting on the fracking debate taking place in the Karoo: