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Access and Guidelines

Updated on April 18, 2018

SANBI promotes the principles of free and easy access to information, as enshrined in our constitution. To ensure a responsible response to this obligation we are in the process of completing our Biodiversity Information Policy Framework, released in March 2010. The framework provides the norms and standards for managing biodiversity information. SANBI will ensure that  … Read more

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Relevance

Updated on February 27, 2018

Systematic biodiversity planning forms the basis for achieving conservation goals in South Africa. Broadly speaking, there are two main strategies for ensuring that the geographic priority areas identified in systematic biodiversity plans remain in a well-managed natural state: Strategy 1: Consolidation and expansion of the protected area network. Strategy 2: Integrated management aimed at conservation  … Read more

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Threatened Ecosystems

Updated on February 27, 2018

The first national list of threatened terrestrial ecosystems for South Africa was gazetted on 9 December 2011 (National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: National list of ecosystems that are threatened and in need of protection, (G 34809, GoN 1002), 9 December 2011). Listing of threatened or protected ecosystems The Biodiversity Act (Act 10 of 2004) provides  … Read more

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