Curatorially, having more breathing space for artworks and activities on the Binnekring is also important.
In keeping with the Leave No Trace principle, and its aim to leave areas better than we find them, so an event site that is characterised by a degraded state featuring flat sheets of rock pavement (for event activity), as well as areas of high biodiversity (for preservation, restoration and regeneration) is suitable. By having qualified specialists analyse and identify areas suitable for our event purposes, AfrikaBurn can be confident that its activities will make the least impact – and should the greater portion of land also feature areas of biodiversity that require protection and restoration, this would enable AfrikaBurn and its community members to embark on a programme of preserving and restoring biodiversity. Additionally, proximity to the Cederberg-Tankwa Wilderness Corridor (see below) would make it possible to partner with the Tankwa Karoo National Park in terms of enabling its plans for the expansion of this corridor, which is home to critically endangered species. In achieving this, the AfrikaBurn event area (Tankwa Town, in its new location) would be separate from areas of existing sensitivity or biodiversity, in order to ensure that no activities would impact these.