The Global Environment Facility (GEF) endorsed SANBI’s full-sized project proposal for the ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Land Use Regulation and Management at the Municipal Scale’ project early in July 2014 . This $8,17 million project is set to commence implementation within the next six months and will run until 2019.
In 2012, the South African government adopted the National Infrastructure Plan, which outlines a 20-year programme of work that aims to address the significant infrastructure backlogs in the country, improve the delivery of basic services and strengthen South Africa’s infrastructure integration with our neighbouring countries.
The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is not only famous for its exceptionally rare Clivia’s, but is also home to the Critically Endangered Sandfish. However, what recently generated a huge amount of media interest and got conservationists in a flap was the discovery of a few rather non-descript looking mussels – largely thanks to a hungry otter.