The Amadiba coastal area encompasses much
of the Pondoland Centre of Endemism.
The Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot is one of 34 recognized biodiversity hotspots in the world. The
Man and Biosphere Reserve –SWC is working with stakeholders to achieve Man and Biosphere Reserve status for the Pondoland Wild Coast.
“The Pondo people are born environmentalists. We do not go to school to learn to become environmentalists. We are born that way.” Nonhle Mbuthuma, spokesperson for Amadiba Crisis Committee