The Enviropaedia Eco-Logic awards took place on the 17th of September at the Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng, Gauteng. The Eco-Logic Awards have been created to encourage both individual and company consumers to participate in looking after our Planet - through the conscious use of their consumer spending power.
When communities come together, they make magic! They raise the roof with songs. They inspire change and excellence, and encourage each other to maximise their potential. This was epitomised during the unveiling of the Bambanani and Ukuthanda Ukukhanya Biodiversity Agreements by the chairperson of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA), honourable Sipho William Lubisi.
The Heiveld Co-operative in South Africa has been awarded the prestigious Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa, awarded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for initiatives in developing countries that demonstrate sustainable development.
The 11th Annual National Biodiversity Planning Forum, hosted by SANBI, was held from the 13th to the 16th of May at Mpekweni Beach Resort in the Eastern Cape. The Forum was set in motion by Kristal Maze, Chief Director of SANBI’s Biodiversity Planning and Policy Advice. Maze welcomed all participants and elaborated on this year’s event by stating the Forum’s objectives, the core principles of biodiversity systematic planning, and the possibility of exploring a new structure and vision for the Biodiversity Planning Forum in the future.