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Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in South Africa | Webinar presentation

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.

For more information on the webinar session, please click here. Watch this recording and all other NBSAP Forum sessions in the NBSAP Forum Youtube channel.


Building upon the success of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) 2017 series of Capacity-Building Workshops and thanks to generous support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the European Commission, the CBD Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation, Engajamundo and the Telangana Forest


Mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Guidance from African experience 2012-17

This guide is aimed at people who are involved in national or sectoral development planning who want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development and make sure that opportunities and risks are no longer ignored by development policy, plans and budgets. It may also be useful for those who are developing or revising an NBSAP and want to check it supports poverty reduction and social inclusion.

The guidance aims to:

Legal Framework for Protected Areas: South Africa I IUCN

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

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