The Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor (GCBC) recently concluded the Groot Winterhoek Freshwater Stewardship Corridor Project which secured 9000 ha of private land under formal conservation through CapeNature’s stewardship programme. The project aimed to expand protected areas within one of the five core biodiversity corridors within the GCBC
From the 28th to the 30th of November, a learning exchange that focused on the varying operations undertaken by field rangers from different conservation organisations and their SKEP partners was facilitated. The participants embarked on a one and a half day exchange which was hosted by CapeNature and the South African National Parks (SANParks).
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has unveiled a robust environmental strategy to address unprecedented levels of global biodiversity loss. The new strategy entitled “The Future We Want: Biodiversity and Ecosystems – Driving Sustainable Development”, was adopted during the Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India and calls for a significant scaling up of investments in 100 countries by 2020.
Governments meeting at the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCC) on Climate Change Conference (COP18 / CMP8) from the 26th of November until the 7th of December were able to agree on solutions to respond to climate change. The climate change talks were scheduled to end on the 7th of December, but talks continued until the 10th of December.