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South Africa Country Profile: International Outlook for Privately Protected Areas

This country profile is part of a study entitled, "Myron, E., Fabiano, C., and Ahmed, H. International Outlook for Privately Protected Areas: Argentina Country Profile. International Land Conservation Network (a project of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy) - United Nations Development Programme, 2019.". The summary report provides an overview of the status of Privately Protected Areas in 30 countries throughout Latin America, Asia, the Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – South Africa

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

PA Business Plan Catalogue - Business Plan for the Proposed Kogelberg Marine Park

The Government of Seychelles-UNDP-GEF Protected Area Finance and Outer Islands projects hosted a Business Planning workshop for Protected Areas in Seychelles in September 2017. In preparation for this training, a database containing examples of terrestrial and marine business plans from around the world and guidelines for their development was produced. We are sharing in this post the Business Plan for the Proposed Kogelberg Marine Park. 

Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in South Africa | Webinar presentation

Ms. Ntakadzeni Tshidada (Deputy Director, Biosafety and Invasive Alien Species at the Department of Environmental Affairs of South Africa) made this presentation this during the NBSAP Forum webinar session on the 15th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

For more information on the webinar session, please click here. Watch this recording and all other NBSAP Forum sessions in the NBSAP Forum Youtube channel.

Legal Framework for Protected Areas: South Africa I IUCN

This case study considers South Africa’s contemporary protected areas regime, as principally reflected
in the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 2003. It commences with a discussion
of the key challenges which compelled the government to rethink its approach to protected areas
including: poor conservation planning; the adoption of an exclusionary approach to conservation;
exceedingly fragmented institutional and legislative frameworks; inconsistent declaration and

The « Emerging Parks » Dynamics: When Parks And Cities Become Partners

During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:

Innovating for Biodiversity Conservation in African Protected Areas: Funding and Incentives Insights from Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and South Africa

This study aims to unpack the potential benefits and risks of innovative financial mechanisms at work in Africa through the analysis of three case studies: an environmental trust fund created to finance the network of protected areas in Côte d’Ivoire; a conservation concession agreement (and thereafter a REDD-related private non-profit company) in the Gola Rainforest in Sierra Leone; and a biodiversity stewardship and tax incentive approach developed in South Africa.

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