RECOGNISING, ASSESSING AND REPORTING OECMS IN THE WESTERN CAPE Photo Credit: Birdlife SA South Africa is introducing a new, additional mechanism to grow its biodiversity conservation footprint in order to achieve its international commitment as a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) by 2030.
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Protected Area Post-Declaration Management Support Solution Photo Credit: Conservation Outcomes Significant resources are required to conserve South Africa’s landscapes and their associated biodiversity and ecosystem services. These include freshwater, fresh air, carbon sequestration, healthy soil, healthy insect populations for pollination, and healthy grasslands for freshwater conservation
Outeniqua and Tsitsikama Water Source Partnership with the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve Photo Credit: Garden Route Biosphere Reserve There is a window of opportunity to protect strategic water source areas (SWSAs) and to grow the economy of the Garden Route. This is part of what should
These are the people who look after our water Photo Credit: ERS High up in the Drakensberg mountains near the Eastern Cape town of Matatiele, you can hear chopping and sawing and see smoke rising from kilns close to a tributary of the uMzimvubu River, one
Enabling community resource security & protected area expansion in a post Covid 19 future Photo Credit: WWF The smallholder farming and informal food trade sectors ground to a halt due to the onset of Covid 19 and the lockdown that followed. Given the importance of these
Honeybees – flagships for life, food and job security Photo Credit: WWF Honeybees are slowly getting the recognition they need, and World Bee Day, celebrated on 20 May, highlights their importance to our lives and livelihoods. ‘Caring for honeybees is critical not only for their survival,
Celebrating 33 years of conservation and foresight Photo Credit: WWF Three decades ago, Nedbank and WWF foresaw a looming environmental and natural resource crisis, many years before sustainability became a global priority. ‘Back then, the necessity of putting corporate clout and capital behind sustainable development in South
New measures to meet SA’s conservation commitment Photo Credit: Birdlife South Africa is introducing a new, additional mechanism to grow its biodiversity conservation footprint in order to achieve its international commitment as a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) by 2030. This is not
What canaries are to coal mines, penguins are to our oceans Photo Credit: Peter Chadwick In a joint statement, WWF South Africa, BirdLife South Africa, the Endangered Wildlife Trust and SANCCOB weigh in on the latest measures to save the African penguin. We commend the Department
Criminal to have food insecurity when govt policy can solve it Photo Credit: FoodForward SA ‘We are confident that we can help to solve South Africa’s food insecurity crisis through our national FoodBanking model, but in order to achieve this, government has to put in place