Call to Integrate Ecological Investment into the National Development Plan

call to integrate ei into ndpStudies show that strategic investment into a country’s ecological infrastructure can enhance and extend the life of existing built infrastructure and reduce the need for additional human-made infrastructure, while offering considerable job-creation potential.

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2013 is Ten Year Hallmark of CEPF in the Succulent Karoo

2013 ten year hallmark of cepf in the skThe 12th of February this year marked the ten year anniversary of the Donor Council of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF’s) decision to approve an $8 million investment strategy to support civil society efforts to undertake conservation initiatives in the Succulent Karoo Hotspot.

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SANBI Launches the Groen Sebenza Programme

sanbi launches the groen sebenza programmeThe South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce that it has embarked on a major skills development and job creation pilot programme, Groen Sebenza, a Jobs Fund Partnership Project. Groen Sebenza is aimed at developing priority skills in the biodiversity sector to create sustainable job opportunities for 800 unemployed graduates and matriculants.

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New Mapping Tools on BGIS Website

new mapping tools on bgis websiteThe South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI’s) Biodiversity Advisor serves spatial information through its Biodiversity Geographic Information System (BGIS). BGIS is glad to announce that it has added three new tools to its interactive maps which include an Add Map Layer, Bing Maps and Google Maps.

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