Membership Information

PLCnetwork of the Southern Hemisphere: Membership and Advertisements

1) General Conditions

  • PLCnetwork is anticipating membership solely for natural persons (landowners, managers), communities, companies and organizations who are planning to or already operating a protected area or project in the sector of private land conservation. Excluded are protected areas and projects which are operated by governmental or government-related stakeholders, e.g. national parks and provincial reserves.
  • Membership in our network and on our platform is entirely voluntary, participants are solely responsible for their own action.
  • Membership activation or deactivation, however, is subject to evaluation and decision by our team to our best ability and knowledge in order to try prevent any misusage and harm.
  • The confirmation and act of having a profile loaded serves as basic agreement to the terms & conditions mentioned on this website. Member data will be treated with confidentiality to the best of our ability and will not be shared with any other party.

2) Free Storytelling & Content Contribution

We encourage any member of the public, stakeholders, pratitioners, researchers and students to contribute relevant content to this platform.

Having a story, news or similar content published is subject to approval by our team, and is entirely free of charge. Please make use of our commuication channels.

3) Network Membership

A membership with PLCnetwork aims to increase the publicity, networking opportunities and business potential for our members.

A 'member' is a private land conservation area or project. Every conservation area/project will be registered with a member profile and login access to the internal member lounge.  

The following features are part of a membership:

  • An individual member profile which is added to the member list and linked on the interactive map;
  • All members are part of a mailing list via which our team can stay in contact, provide news or send requests such as opportunities for interviews or events;
  • A log-in function to an internal member lounge which provides a forum to discuss relevant topics as well as a library for sharing and downloading documents.   

4) Membership Fee

Currently, no costs or fees arise for any membership to be active. A membership is inclusive of all described services (see Section 3) and no additional charges will arise for the client, unless an advertisement (on the Notice Board) is added or any special arrangement agreed upon.

At a later stage, a small membership fee might have to be introduced to cover for maintenance expenses. However, this would be clearly communicated to members and special arrangements (reduced fees or featured story) could be agreed upon for conservation areas or projects which prove to not generate any income. In addition to a potential future fee, PLCnetwork will aim to have expenses covered through sponsorships and donations or income generating activities.

5) Advertisement Listing

  • Members and external participants may request to have an advertisement listed on our Notice Board.
  • Requests will be evaluated according to suitability and relevance to our members, clients, the conservation sector and the public.
  • Ads will represent, among others: Job postings, Research opportunities, Volunteering opportunities, Services provided by experts or organizations, Offers provided by members, Study and training opportunities. Content is evaluated and published by our team.
  • Any ad will be listed online for 1 month at a time or for a certain time frame on request. Per month, a fee of R50 will arise. Renewal of the listing depends on timely payment by the client.
  • Fees are to be paid using the following banking details: J BAUMCONSULT, Gold Business Account 62709285804, FNB Long Street, Branch code 201709.