With an incredible coastal positioning, Ekubo is naturally endowed with an ecological richness as well as biological diversity. These include grassland and forest as well as wetland vegetation and scrub, which are the natural habitats for many bush buck, grey and blue duiker, crested guinea fowl, bush buck, mongoose, over 200 species of birds and extensive frog populations, insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. A preservation ethos is therefore vital to ensure these habitats are nutured and sustained for future generations to enjoy.
Strong conservations were laid down during the initial development and launch of Ekubo. The Developers formulated an extensive Environmental Management Plan in consultation with leading conservation and environmental experts. This all-embracing plan contains protection mechanisms for water systems, soils, wetlands, dune areas, paths, alien plant eradication and control, and the exclusion of domestic pets. The Environmental Management Plan is firmly in place and is managed, maintained and enforced by EHOA.
In consultation with conservation and environmental experts an extensive ‘Environmental Protocol’ has been developed to assist in understanding environmental requirements that must be complied with in the development of sites in order to protect the Estates natural resources.
This all embracing protocol includes guidelines for rehabilitation and landscaping, the exclusion of domestic pets, alien plant control and eradication and specific indigenous planting lists that are the only plantings permitted on the Estate. Standards are clearly defined to ensure that the dynamic interaction of plants, wildlife and humans living in a restricted environment is balanced.