The west coast of South Africa is a key area for mining, trawling and the oil and gas industry – yet very little is known about the thousands of animals living in the sand at the bottom of the ocean, which could potentially be affected by these activities.
This year’s Cape Partners’ Conference celebrated biodiversity conservation work in the Cape Floristic Region under the theme Transcending Boundaries. It was held the 22nd of October, at the Kenilworth Race Course, and was hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) with the CAPE partners.
The Fynbos Conservation Awards recognise individuals’ outstanding contribution or achievement amongst their peers in the broad biodiversity conservation community. The 2014 awards presentation event also launched two much anticipated publications: Fynbos Ecology, Evolution and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region, and Fynbos - Ecology and Management.
The final Namakwa District Municipality (NDM) and Conservation South Africa (CSA) Climate Change and Ecosystem based Adaptation project conference was held on the 20th of November 2014 at the Kokerboom Conference Centre in Springbok.