Studies 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.