Biodiversity Stewardship Resources (New)


AN INTRODUCTION TO BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP

This section of the Biodiversity Stewardship (BDS) resources page provides links to a basic set of documents that will enable anyone wishing to learn more about Biodiversity Stewardship to get a thorough introductory overview.

 

Biodiversity Stewardship Brochure

If you are new to Biodiversity Stewardship this is the first document you should read to get a comprehensive overview.

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Biodiversity Stewardship Business Case – Fact Sheet

This summary fact sheet describes how effective BDS is as a tool to secure the biodiversity and ecological functions that support sustainable economic growth and human well being.

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Biodiversity Stewardship Business Case – Full Document

This is the full Business Case document that describes how effective BDS is as a tool to secure the biodiversity and ecological functions that support sustainable economic growth and human well being.

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National Biodiversity Stewardship Guidelines

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STEWARDSHIP CENTRAL

This section of the page provides links to a range of online resources relating to Biodiversity Stewardship (BDS). The documents are intended to aid in awareness and knowledge sharing among stewardship extension practitioners, landowners and conservation organisations involved in BDS. Each topic heading in the Table of Contents below links to a set of documents that can be downloaded.  STEWARDSHIP CENTRAL provides a one-stop online source for the latest information on Biodiversity Stewardship in South Africa.

The portal also makes provision for Provincial Conservation Authorities to provide access to Biodiversity Stewardship resources for extension practitioners and implementation partners in the Province. Due to the sensitivity of some of this information, these pages may be password protected.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROVINCIAL PAGES

 

Brochures

Fact Sheets

Fiscal Benefits

Protected Area Expansion

Management Plans & METT Audits

Reactive Stewardship & Biodiversity Offsets

Aligned Government Programmes and Initiatives

Eastern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Northern Cape

North West

Western Cape (Protected)

 


Brochures

National Biodiversity Stewardship Factsheet (Oct-2015-2nd-edition).pdf

Description: SANBI National Biodiversity Stewardship Brochure.
Language: English

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Western Cape Stewardship Brochure – English.pdf

Description: CapeNature Biodiversity Stewardship Brochure.
Language: English

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Western Cape Stewardship Brochure – Afrikaans.pdf

Description: CapeNature Biodiversity Stewardship Brochure.
Language: Afrikaans

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National Fact Sheets

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Fiscal Benefits 

The BirdLife South Africa’s Fiscal Benefits Project was launched in 2015 with the aim of testing biodiversity tax incentives as a benefit for landowners declaring Protected Areas, through the Biodiversity Stewardship model. The Fiscal Benefits Project began with the achievement of introducing a new tax incentive, section 37D, into the Income Tax Act. S 37D gives landowners a tax deduction for their conservation commitment. It allows the value of a Nature Reserve or National Park to be deducted from taxable income, reducing the tax owed by a landowner.

This tax incentive is a national first and its successful inclusion in a tax return in 2016 creates the first fiscal reward for biodiversity conservation in South Africa. This historic appropriation belongs to one of the Fiscal Benefits Project’s pilot sites, where testing of the incentive has taken place. This achievement now paves the way for other privately owned Protected Areas to receive financial recognition.

The BirdLife South Africa’s Fiscal Benefits Project is now in the process of mainstreaming the effectiveness of s 37D and working towards introducing tax skills into the conservation sector. Part of this process is the provision of high-level summaries and technical tax overviews. These tax resources do not constitute tax advice and may not be used as such but are intended to provide basic information to implementers, landowners and other vested stakeholders.

Infographic-Fiscal-Benefits-Project.pdf

Description: A visual overview of the Fiscal Benefits Project.
Language: English

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Environmental-Tax-Overview-2017.pdf

Description: An overview of Environmental Tax Legislation in South Africa.
Language: English

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Section-37C-Info-Sheet-Fiscal-Benefits-Project.pdf

Description: Provides background information, the benefits to landowners and submission requirements for a Section 37C submission.
Language: English

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Section-37D-Info-Sheet-Fiscal-Benefits-Project.pdf

Description: Provides background information, the benefits to landowners and submission requirements for a Section 37D submission.
Language: English

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Tax-Alert-2016-Fiscal-Benefits-Project.pdf

Description: Binding General Ruling No. 24 – The Ruling deals with requirements under s18A of the Income Tax Act in order to qualify for the expense deduction set out in s37C(3) which pertains to National Parks, Nature Reserves and Protected Environments.
Language: English

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Tax-Alert-2017-Fiscal-Benefits-Project.pdf

Description: An update on the the very first biodiversity tax incentive for Nature Reserves in an annual tax return. Section 37D allows a landowner who has declared a Nature Reserve to deduct the value of the land from their taxable income.
Language: English

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Flow-Diagram-37C-2017.pdf

Description: A one-page document detailing the requirements for a section 37C submission for Biodiversity Management Agreements 37C(1) and Protected Areas 37C(3)
Language: English

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Flow-Diagram-37D-2017.pdf

Description: A one-page document detailing the requirements for section 37D.
Language: English

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