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Technical guidelines for CBA maps

Updated on June 20, 2017

This document provides guidelines for biodiversity planning practitioners in South Africa on how to develop and present a map of Critical Biodiversity Areas (CBAs) and Ecological Support Areas (ESAs), or “CBA Map”, based on a systematic biodiversity plan. These guidelines set out the rationale for CBA Maps, and provide minimum technical requirements as well as  … Read more

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Sensitive species

Updated on June 12, 2017

In October 2015, the Scientific Authority requested that SANBI update the National Sensitive Species 2010 plant and animal lists. The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) hosted a sensitive taxa workshop on 18 and 19 August 2016. The purpose of the workshop was to use the knowledge and advice of the relevant experts to review and update  … Read more

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News items

Updated on May 24, 2017

The African Biodiversity Challenge: expressions of interest reveal motivated mobilisers! News item 24 May 2017   The African Biodiversity Challenge is off with a bang, with 44 expressions of interest received from 13 countries. This has exceeded our expectations and represents a 15% return rate on the invitations across countries and institutions. The competition is  … Read more

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