Biodiversity Planning Forum 2012


The 2012 Biodiversity Planning Forum was co-hosted by DEA, SANBI and SANPArks and took place at Kruger National Park from 22 – 25 May 2012.

The 2012 Forum focused on the following:

  • Mining and biodiversity which stimulated discussion on how we can move towards a more strategic approach to integrating biodiversity issues into mining to ensure a more sustainable future.
  • Mapping ecological infrastructure for ecosystem services which started to identify the key knowledge gaps and devise a strategic way forward for addressing these through both new projects and an alignment of existing projects.
  • Invasive alien species management which resulted in a productive discussion on strategic issues for more effective planning and management of invasive alien species, especially those that impact of ecosystem service delivery to society.
  • Climate change adaptation and biodiversity planning where examples showing some of the current thinking, approaches and methodologies used in incorporating climate change adaptation into biodiversity planning were discussed.

For further information on the National Biodiversity Planning Forum and the key themes discussed at the 2012 Forum please click here.

Please click here for the 2012 Biodiversity Planning Forum programme and click on the links below to access the presentations.

OPENING
Introduction and Forum objectives 2.78 MB
The ecology of ecosystem services 1.82 MB
GreenMatter: Building capacity for high level biodiversity skills 527 KB
Making the case for biodiversity 3.97 MB
Managing SANParks 360 KB
NEW NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY PLANS AND ASSESSMENTS
National Biodiversity Assessment 2011 highlights 6.46 MB
National Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas 3.16 MB
National Estuary Biodiversity Plan: key products and uses 2.08 MB
The South African National Sandy Beach Conservation Plan 3.54 MB
MINING AND BIODIVERSITY
From fruit salad to priority areas 5.48 MB
The rate and projected impact of development applications in Mpumalanga 998 KB
Mining and prospecting in SA: creating maps as tools 2.67 MB
Approach to developing a composite offset for the Vele colliery 1.59 MB
Integrating biodiversity into the mining lifecycle 1.34 MB
INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES MANAGEMENT
Introduction to the session 140 KB
Economic consequences of alien plant invasions in SA 4.27 MB
Working for Water sixteen years on – assessment of value and progress 1.57 MB
Lessons from the state of Victoria, Australia 2.79 MB
Prioritisation of projects using a multi-criteria decision model 3.11 MB
TOOLS FOR CONSERVING THREATENED SPECIES
Delineating multiple-use zoned fish sanctuaries 1.52 MB
Urbanization in a biodiversity hotspot 2.23 MB
Including animal species distribution models in KZN C-Plan 2.93 MB
Listing of threatened species in terms of NEMBA 1.33 MB
The contribution of IBAs to planning 4.69 MB
Guidelines for including species of conservation concern in environmental assessments 1.93 MB
TAKING STOCK OF OUR PROTECTED AREA ESTATE
National register of protected areas 2.88 MB
Taking stock of our protected area estate 2.05 MB
DETAILING TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SBP
Technical requirements for systematic biodiversity planning 1.93 MB
TOWARDS STRONGER STRATEGY FOR CAPACITY BUILDING
Building capacity for high level biodiversity skills 248 KB
Developing biodiversity skills an organisational perspective 2.85 MB
MAPPING ECOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Introductory overview 485 KB
Mapping ecological infrastructure 1.64 MB
Opportunities & challenges for mainstreaming ecosystem services 2.56 MB
Freshwater ecosystem service mapping 1.95 MB
South Africa’s water supply areas 4.26 MB
Relooking at high water yield areas in SA 2.69 MB
MONITORING ECOSYSTEMS
Biodiversity Monitoring at SANBI 2.85 MB
How are our CBAs doing? 642 KB
Using biodiversity planning products to measure conservation success 3.62 MB
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES APPLICATIONS
The value of environmental goods and services in KZN 3.15 MB
Value of dryland ecosystem services in the Kgalagadi 898 KB
Planning and management failures in riparian systems 2.36 MB
Are bioclimatic niche models useful in predicting invasions? 639 KB
PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL PLANNING INITIATIVES & PRODUCTS
The KZN 2012 Critical Biodiversity Areas Map 1.26 MB
Limpopo – preliminary conservation plan 2.78 MB
TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS IN BIODIVERSITY PLANNING
Conservation Development Frameworks – Cape Nature’s approach 4.36 MB
Size and spacing constraints on MPA network design 2.22 MB
Analysis of landscape connectivity in Mpumalanga using graph theory 1.01 MB
Forest processes: patches ensure functionally connected network 4.47 MB
Impacts of data quality on setting habitat targets – English Channel 3.31 MB
INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY AND SHARING
BGIS upgrade 1.76 MB
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION
Policy framework for response and vulnerability assessment report 338 KB
How to incorporate dynamic biodiversity information into a MARXAN analysis 5.66 MB
Incorporating climate change adaptation strategies into the Biodiversity Network analysis 4.21 MB
IMPLEMENTATION OF BIODIVERSITY PLANS
Misalignment in planning products wrt forest classification in Nelson Mandela Bay 2.28 MB
Monitoring clearing in Sandveld and implementation implications 4.4 MB