The Adaptation Fund was established as a means to finance adaptation programmes and projects in developing countries that are parties to the Kyoto Protocol. Conservation South Africa (CSA) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s (SANBI) National Implementing Entity (NIE) are currently working on submitting a final proposal for funding to the Adaptation Fund.
From the 20th to the 21st of February, The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency (ECPTA) Biodiversity Stewardship Programme hosted a two day national learning exchange in Port Elizabeth.
Each year on February 2, parties to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) of 1971 celebrated World Wetlands Day, which provides an opportunity to raise awareness on the significance of the world’s wetlands to humanity and the environment. This year World Wetlands Day was celebrated under the theme “Wetlands and Agriculture” to complement 2014 as the UN International Year of Family Farming.