The Plettenberg Bay Community Environment Forum is a registered non-profit organization, made up of a group of concerned individuals and environmental organizations. The Forum has been involved in the protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development in the Bitou Municipal area (Plettenberg Bay and surrounds) since 1996.
The Bitou area is renowned for its natural beauty: mountains, forests, estuaries, fynbos. However, this natural heritage is under increasing pressure from over-exploitation and inappropriate development. We, the people living in the area, need to balance the need for expansion and development with careful use of the environment to ensure that future generations of residents and tourists will continue to share in this natural bounty.
Our guiding principle is to achieve sustainable development of our unique and beautiful surroundings by trying to influence decision-making authorities to observe the law, to follow best practice and to exercise good governance.