At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you! Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.
The Government of Seychelles-UNDP-GEF Protected Area Finance and Outer Islands projects hosted a Business Planning workshop for Protected Areas in Seychelles in September 2017. In preparation for this training, a database containing examples of terrestrial and marine business plans from around the world and guidelines for their development was produced. We are sharing in this post the Business Plan for the Proposed Kogelberg Marine Park.
Ms. Ntakadzeni Tshidada (Deputy Director, Biosafety and Invasive Alien Species at the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa) made this presentation this during the NBSAP Forum webinar session on the 15th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
Date: May 03, 2017 at 1:30 PM GMT Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3724766445296304642 ABSTRACT: Over the last 4 years, World Resource Institute, a global research organization, and Vizzuality, a missio
This case study considers South Africa’s contemporary protected areas regime, as principally reflected
in the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 2003. It commences with a discussion
of the key challenges which compelled the government to rethink its approach to protected areas
including: poor conservation planning; the adoption of an exclusionary approach to conservation;
exceedingly fragmented institutional and legislative frameworks; inconsistent declaration and
During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:
This study aims to unpack the potential benefits and risks of innovative financial mechanisms at work in Africa through the analysis of three case studies: an environmental trust fund created to finance the network of protected areas in Côte d’Ivoire; a conservation concession agreement (and thereafter a REDD-related private non-profit company) in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone; and a biodiversity stewardship and tax incentive approach developed in South Africa.
South Africa’s Cape Floral Region (CFR) is one of the world’s great centres of terrestrial biodiversity. It is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora, while covering less than 0.5% of the continent’s area. The wetlands in this sensitive area face particular threats, including from development and agriculture, as the region is also home to farms growing around 95% of South Africa’s wine. On-farm conservation measures are therefore vital to protect the outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the biodiversity of the CFR.
Attached presentation explains that trans-boundary protected areas are increasingly viewed as an important new tool in enabling broad landscape-level conservation. They are also increasingly valued for their role in fostering sustainable cross-boundary resource management, promoting regional economic development, and enabling regional climate change adaptation. As a result, there is an increasing global recognition of the importance of transboundary natural resource management.