It is important to have a clear definition and understanding of terms used in land-use and development planning – particularly when mainstreaming requires communicating with planners, engineers, politicians, local communities, NGOs and private sector organisations.
Some of the important terms and resources available in this context are listed below:
- Critical Biodiversity Areas and Ecological Support Areas
- ‘Ecological infrastructure’ and ‘green infrastructure’
- A Glossary from Gauteng Biodiversity Mainstreaming Toolbox for land-use planning & development in Gauteng