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