The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) has recently released a series of ten case studies. The case studies demonstrate how the wise management of biodiversity and ecological infrastructure contributes to economic and social development. The case studies further warn of how poor environmental management can drain municipal coffers and increase the vulnerability of marginalised communities.
On the 22nd of July 2014 the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) invited members of the Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme (SKEP) partnership to attend a strategic planning session at Kirstenbosch.
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Barbara Thomson, has recommitted South Africa to the development of the ocean and wildlife economies in South Africa.