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Updated on June 30, 2015

This page provides you with links to news stories written about mainstreaming biodiversity into the urban economy. Most of these are old news but provide the reader with a storyline of activities. 2014-04-03 – GSSA HOSTS A GRASSLANDS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP IN GAUTENG: Many civil society organisations, conservancies and private landowner groups in Gauteng are interested  … Read more

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What the Grasslands Programme did in Gauteng?

Updated on June 30, 2015

The SANBI Grasslands Programme, a UNDP-GEF funded programme implemented by SANBI between 2008 and 2013, had a specific focus on Gauteng as the economic and decision-making powerhouse of South Africa. The majority of the province falls within the grassland biome, and holds significant grasslands biodiversity which includes the critically endangered Bushveld-Bankenveld vegetation type. The main  … Read more

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Action

Updated on June 30, 2015

Taking ACTION towards mainstreaming biodiversity into the urban economy involves integrating biodiversity information into spatial planning (see tools in table below) as well as local-level actions (such as raising environmental issues with your ward Councillor or being a champion for nearby green spaces/parks). Spatial planning refers to the approaches used by various levels of government  … Read more

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