Morag Ayers

IMPORTANCE OF RIVERINE OUTFLOW TO ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING IN THE KWAZULU-NATAL BIGHT, SOUTH AFRICA Morag Ayers, Ursula Scharler and Sean Fennessy University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences Coastal marine ecosystems can be affected by anthropogenic activities in neighbouring systems, such Continue reading →

Kelly Ortega-Cisneros

VARIABILITY OF PLANKTONIC AND BENTHIC COMMUNITIES ON TWO SUBTROPICAL ESTUARIES ON THE EAST COAST OF SOUTH AFRICA Kelly Ortega-Cisneros and Ursula Scharler University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems in the Continue reading →

Annie van de Venter-Radford

THE ROLE OF STEINAECKER’S HORSE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Anton van Vollenhoven and Annie van de Venter-Radford Archaetnos, Amafa/Heritage KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract Steinaecker’s Horse was a volunteer unit who fought on the side of the British Continue reading →

Elize Becker

HERITAGE RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND THE CONSTRUCTION ENVIRONMENT Elize Becker Hatch Goba Consulting   Abstract A significant number of contract heritage projects have been completed as part of a variety of environmental impact assessments. In most cases these heritage impact assessments Continue reading →

Vanessa Maitland

MARITIME AND UNDERWATER CULTURAL HERITAGE IN KWAZULU-NATAL Vanessa Maitland African Centre for Heritage Activities   Abstract This presentation will be a brief overview of the state of maritime and underwater cultural heritage (MUCH) in South Africa, with particular reference to Continue reading →

Annie van de Venter-Radford

DIGITAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE ISANDLWANA AND RORKE’S DRIFT BATTLEFIELD SITES USING MODERN MAPPING TECHNIQUES Michelle Dye and Annie van de Venter-Radford African Conservation Trust, Amafa/Heritage KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract The Anglo-Zulu War was one of the great 19th century dramas that Continue reading →

Jeanetta Sellier

ELEPHANT DISTRIBUTION IN A TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION LANDSCAPE: TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN RESOURCE AVAILABILITY AND HUMAN DISTURBANCE Jeanetta Selier, Bruce Page, Rob Slotow and Enrico di Minin University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences, Amarula Elephant Research Programme, South African National Biodiversity Institute Continue reading →

Zolisa Nhleko

THE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF THE BLACK RHINO (DICEROS BICORNIS) IN HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK, KWAZULU-NATAL Zoliswa Nhleko, Dan Parker, Dave Druce and Geoff Clinning Rhodes University, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Wildlife and Reserve Management Reserve Group, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, University of Continue reading →

Lucy Kemp

DECLINE IN SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILLS (BUCORVUS LEADBEATERI) IN NORTHERN ZULULAND Lucy Kemp and Alan Kemp Mabula Ground-Hornbill Project   Abstract There is evidence that the Southern Ground hornbill (SGH; Bucorvus leadbeateri) has declined in northern KwaZulu-Natal, especially during the 1990s. Continue reading →

Sonja Krüger

FACTORS DRIVING THE ABANDONMENT OF BEARDED VULTURE (GYPAETUS BARBATUS) BREEDING TERRITORIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Sonja Krüger Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, uKhahlamba Regional Office, University of Cape Town, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology   Abstract Negative anthropogenic impacts associated with development Continue reading →

Tanya Smith

GREY CROWNED CRANES IN PERIL Kerryn Morrison, Tanya Smith and Harriet Davies-Mostert International Crane Foundation – Endangered Wildlife Trust Partnership   Abstract Grey Crowned Cranes (Balearica regulorum), once common and abundant across their range in east and southern Africa, were Continue reading →

Kaylee Smit

ECOPHYSIOLOGY OF INTERTIDAL CORALS ALONG THE KWAZULU-NATAL COASTLINE: COPING IN MARGINAL ENVIRONMENTS Kaylee Smit and David Glassom University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract Coral survival in an era of global climate change will depend largely on the Continue reading →

Rogan Harmer

THE EFFECTS OF CORAL REEF PROXIMITY ON THE SOFT-SEDIMENT MACROFAUNAL COMMUNITIES OF ISIMANGALISO WETLAND PARK, SOUTH AFRICA Rogan Harmer and David Glassom University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract There is a scarcity of data globally on the Continue reading →

Michelle Risi

MOLECULAR CHARACTERISATION OF ROCKY-SHORE ZOANTHUS SPECIES (ANTHOZOA: HEXACORALLIA) ON THE KWAZULU-NATAL COAST, SOUTH AFRICA Michelle Risi and Angus Macdonald University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract Despite the global distribution of zoanthids and their ecological importance in marine Continue reading →

Angus Macdonald

IDENTIFYING THE DRIVERS OF GENETIC STRUCTURE: A MULTI-SPECIES APPROACH Angus Macdonald, Michael Schleyer, Johan Groeneveld, Maggie Reddy, Lourenco Zacarias, Ryan van Rooyen, Brent Chiazzari, Michelle Risi, Jyothi Kara, Phanor Montoya-Maya and Jessica Escobar-Porras University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences Continue reading →

Andre Vosloo

  THERMAL BIOLOGY OF INVERTEBRATES: A HOT TOPIC Andre Vosloo and Dalene Vosloo University of KwaZulu Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract Environmental temperature fluctuates as a function of localized and global processes. Except for a few specialized environments Continue reading →

Ruth Krüger

DEPROCLAMATION: AN ALTERNATIVE TO CO-MANAGEMENT IN LAND CLAIMS ON PROTECTED AREAS? Ruth Krüger and Georgina Cundill Rhodes University, Department of Environmental Science   Abstract The Sydney-on-Vaal land claim near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa, represents an alternative to Continue reading →

James Emuria

COMMUNITY EFFORTS IN RESTORING AND MANAGING DEGRADED COASTAL ECOSYSTEM ALONG THE KENYAN COASTLINE James Emuria Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute   Abstract Marine and coastal ecosystems provide many goods and services to human society; fuel wood, energy resources, natural Continue reading →

William Olupot

LAND USE CHANGE IN UGANDA’S DRYLANDS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS William Olupot and Vincent Opolot Nature and Livelihoods – Ugandan NGO   Abstract Observations of land use change in Uganda’s drylands popularly known in Uganda as the “Cattle Corridor” Continue reading →

Hugh Doulton

COMPETING LAND-USE NEEDS IN A SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATE: INNOVATIVE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT IN THE COMOROS ISLANDS   Hugh Doulton, Misbahou Mohamed, Sven Ten Napel and Gill Shepherd Dahari – Comorian NGO, Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, IUCNCommission on Ecosystem Management, Continue reading →

Mark Graham

USING CITIZEN SCIENCE TO EVALUATE THE ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY OF SOUTH AFRICAN RIVERS: THE DUZI-UMNGENI CONSERVATION TRUST CASE STUDY Mark Graham and Mahomed Desai GroundTruth   Abstract Ecological Infrastructure refers to ecosystems that supply natural capital to society. Ecosystems with a Continue reading →

Dereje Wakjira

COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT TRACKING TOOL: SHARING EXPERIENCE FROM PRACTICE Dereje Wakjira, Zelealem Ashenafi and Karen Laurenson Frankfurt Zoological Society   Abstract In the past two decades we have seen the spread of community-based conservation (CBC) approaches in Africa Continue reading →

Adrian Armstrong

MONITORING OF THE EGGS OF THE KARKLOOF BLUE BUTTERFLY, ORACHRYSOPS ARIADNE, FOR ITS CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT Adrian Armstrong and Sharon Louw Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, 1Biodiversity Research and Assessment and 2Ecological Advice   Abstract The Endangered Karkloof blue butterfly Orachrysops ariadne (Butler Continue reading →

Craig Mulqueeny

THE IMPORTANCE OF LONG TERM MONITORING AND SURVEILLANCE IN THE CONSERVATION OF THREATENED SPECIES AND ASSOCIATED HABITATS Craig Mulqueeny Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract This presentation highlights the importance of long-term monitoring and surveillance in ensuring the successful conservation of Continue reading →

Tanya Smith

RUGEZI MARSH, RWANDA: A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Tanya Smith, Piet-Louis Grundling, Anton Linstrom and Kerryn Morrison International Crane Foundation – Endangered Wildlife Trust Partnership, Centre for Wetland Research and Training (WETREST), Wet-Earth Eco Specs   Abstract The economic and Continue reading →

Penny Rees

MAYDAY FOR RIVERS: LIONS RIVER WALK Penny Rees Duzi-uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT)   Abstract This presentation will be a visual tour of the Lions River compiled during a week-long, 90 kilometre walk from the source of the Lions River to Continue reading →

Cobus Botha

THE SELECTION OF A MINIMUM SET OF KEY GRASS SPECIES FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN THE HIGHLAND SOURVELD OF KWAZULU-NATAL Cobus Botha and Clement Adjorlolo KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, Natural Resources   Abstract Landowner based biodiversity conservation initiatives Continue reading →

Xander Combrink

MOVEMENTS AND ACTIVITY LEVELS OF NILE CROCODILES IN THE LAKE ST LUCIA ESTUARINE SYSTEM Xander Combrink, Jonathan Warner, Ricky Taylor and Colleen Downs Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract The Lake St Lucia estuarine Continue reading →

Linda Harris

ECOSYSTEM-BASED SPATIAL CONSERVATION PLANNING: A NOVEL APPROACH TO SANDY BEACH CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT Linda Harris, Ronel Nel and David Schoeman Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,Department of Zoology, University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Science, Health and Education, Australia   Abstract Continue reading →

Mandy Lombard

THE APPLICATION OF PELAGIC BIOREGIONALISATION TO MARINE CONSERVATION PLANNING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Mandy Lombard, Erwann Lagabrielle, Tamsyn-Claire Livingstone, Jean Harris, Kerry Sink and Hedley Grantham Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Botany, 2University of Cape Town, Department of Biological Sciences, Continue reading →

Linda Harris

ECOSYSTEM-BASED SPATIAL CONSERVATION PLANNING: A NOVEL APPROACH TO SANDY BEACH CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT Linda Harris, Ronel Nel and David Schoeman Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University,Department of Zoology, University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Science, Health and Education, Australia   Abstract Continue reading →

Siyabonga Dlulisa

DEA PERSPECTIVE ON MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAS EXPANSION STRATEGY   Siyabonga Dlulisa Department of Environmental Affairs   No abstract received   Presentation Topic DEA PERSPECTIVE ON MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL PROTECTED AREAS Continue reading →

Kerry Sink

BIODIVERSITY PRIORITIES TO SUPPORT MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING Kerry Sink, Prideel Majiedt, Stephen Holness, Mandy Lombard, Natasha Karenyi, Tsamaelo Malebu, Jean Harris, Tamsyn-Claire Livingstone, Ané Oosthuizen, Stephen Kirkman, Toufiek Samaai, Carl van der Lingen, Robin Leslie and many others South African Continue reading →

Jeanne Tarrant

IT’S NOT THAT EASY BEIN’ GREEN Jeanne Tarrant Endangered Wildlife Trust   Abstract Amphibians are the most rapidly declining vertebrate group on Earth, with a third of species currently listed as threatened. The causes of declines are many and varied, Continue reading →

Kathryn Terblanche

  BUFFELSDRAAI COMMUNITY REFORESTATION PROJECT: IS THE CURRENT ACTIVE RESTORATION ON A TRAJECTORY TO SATISFY STATED TARGETS? Kathryn Terblanche, Kevin Kirkman, Hylton Adie, Errol Douwes1 and Debra Roberts eThekwini Municipality, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School Continue reading →

Rosemary Groom

TAKING A RANGE-WIDE APPROACH TO THE CONSERVATION OF TWO WIDE RANGING THREATENED LARGE CARNIVORES, THE CHEETAH (ACINONYX JUBATUS) AND THE AFRICAN WILD DOG (LYCAON PICTUS) Rosemary Groom Rangewide Conservation Program for Cheetah and Wild Dog (RWCP)   Abstract African wild Continue reading →

Arie Trouwborst

TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION OF LARGE CARNIVORES: THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE Arie Trouwborst Tilburg University, European and International Public Law Department   Abstract Conserving, restoring and managing brown bears (Ursus arctos), wolves (Canis lupus), lynx (Lynx lynx and Lynx pardinus) and wolverines (Gulo Continue reading →

Graham Keet

MANAGEMENT OPTIONS, LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS AND INCENTIVES Graham Keet Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract There appears to be an increasing interest in the intensive and selective breeding of wildlife in South Africa which may have long-term consequences for the conservation of Continue reading →

Paul Grobler

THE GENETICS OF SELECTING FOR TRAITS Paul Grobler University of the Free State, Department of Genetics   Abstract The possible consequences of intensive breeding in the South African wildlife industry are currently the subject of considerable attention. The practices surrounding Continue reading →

Lara Jordan

BIODIVERSITY RISKS OF INTENSIVE AND SELECTIVE BREEDING Lara Jordan Johannesburg Zoo   No abstract received   Presentation Topic BIODIVERSITY RISKS OF INTENSIVE AND SELECTIVE BREEDING Contact Ms Jordan: Email Lara Jordan Continue reading →

Lizanne Nel

ECONOMICS OF INTENSIVE AND SELECTIVE BREEDING Lizanne Nel SA Hunters and Game Conservation Association   Abstract During the middle of the 20th century wildlife had almost no monetary value and was regarded as an undesirable competitor for limited grazing land. Continue reading →

Mandy Lombard

MULTI-RESOLUTION CONSERVATION PLANNING: DESIGNING MARINE PROTECTED AREA NETWORKS LINKING INSHORE AND OFFSHORE ECOSYSTEMS Erwann Lagabrielle, Mandy Lombard, Jean Harris and Tamsyn-Claire Livingstone Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Botany, University of Cape Town, Department of Biological Sciences, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Continue reading →

Roger Porter

EXTENSION OF THE MOUNT KENYA WORLD HERITAGE SITE Roger Porter Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) extension to the Mount Kenya World Heritage Site (WHS) lies at the junction of the Afro-Tropical montane ecosystem and the Continue reading →

Frik Lemmer

INTRA-CONTINENTAL CONSERVATION: SOUTH AFRICA-ETHIOPIA EXAMPLE. EVALUATING THE SISTER PARKS ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN THE MALOTI-DRAKENSBERG PARK AND BALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK Frik Lemmer, Ian Rushworth and Thadaigh Baggallay Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Frankfurt Zoological Society   Abstract Since 2007 an agreement has been Continue reading →

Dinesree Thambu

AN EVALUATION OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS ON KWAZULU-NATAL’S BIODIVERSITY TARGETS Dinesree Thambu Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract Despite the array of regulatory mechanisms for biodiversity protection, there are several threats to biodiversity and the services it provides. Continue reading →

Mathieu Roget

MANAGING THREATENED ECOSYSTEMS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: IMPLEMENTATION OF A SCIENCE-ACTION PARTNERSHIP Mathieu Rouget, Debra Roberts, Jessica Cockburn, Errol Douwes, Colleen Downs, Shomen Mukherjee, Walter Musakwa, Onisimo Mutanga, Tarombera Mwabvu, Sershen Naidoo, Sean O’Donoghue, John Odindi, Alfred Odindo, Gerald Ortmann, Serban Continue reading →

Claire Patterson-Abrolat

THE ROAD AHEAD: ROAD ECOLOGY IN SOUTH AFRICA Claire Patterson-Abrolat Endangered Wildlife Trust, Wildlife and Transport Programme   Abstract Despite evidence suggesting that road traffic is a major threat to biodiversity loss, very little is known about its impact on Continue reading →

Ricky Taylor

THE MGOBEZELENI CATCHMENT STUDY: INTEGRATING HYDROLOGY AND ECOLOGY Guy Bate, Bruce Kelbe and Ricky Taylor Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Botany, University of Zululand, Hydrology Department, Hydrological Research & Training Specialist cc, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences Continue reading →

Navashni Govender

THE CURRENT FIRE POLICY, IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY AND MONITORING FOR THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Navashni Govender, Brian van Wilgen Izak Smit and Sandra MacFadyen South African National Parks (SANParks), Kruger National Park, University of Stellenbosch, Department of Botany and Zoology, Centre Continue reading →

Paul Gordijn

FIRE AND BUSH ENCROACHMENT IN ITHALA GAME RESERVE Paul Gordijn and Dave Ward South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON),Grasslands-Forests-Wetlands Node, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Life Sciences   Abstract: The ingression of woody plants into savannas, known as bush- or Continue reading →

Glynn Alard

BURNING FOR BIODIVERSITY: DECISION SUPPORT FOR BURNING GRASSLANDS IN ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY Glynn Alard and Ross Goode eThekwini Municipality, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, Munyawana Game Reserve   Abstract Increasing urban sprawl and economic development exerts pressure to transform and Continue reading →

Clement Adjorlolo

ESTIMATING CANOPY NITROGEN AND FIBRE CONCENTRATION ACROSS C3 AND C4 GRASSLANDS USING WORLDVIEW-2 MULTISPECTRAL DATA AND THE RANDOM FOREST ALGORITHM Clement Adjorlolo, Onisimo Mutanga and Moses Cho KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, Natural Resources, University of KwaZulu-Natal, School Continue reading →

Harriet Davies-Mostert

Wildlife Trade and Crime Update   Harriet Davies-Mostert, Rynette Coetzee, Kirsty Brebner and Emily Taylor Endangered Wildlife Trust   Abstract Wildlife crime takes many guises: from the illegal use of local wildlife populations for subsistence livelihoods, to unregulated (over)utilisation of Continue reading →

Ken Maggs

DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS BEING IMPLEMENTED AND EXPLORED Ken Maggs South African National Parks (SANParks) No abstract received   Presentation Topic DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT OPTIONS BEING IMPLEMENTED AND EXPLORED Contact Mr Maggs: Email Ken Maggs Continue reading →

Simon Naylor

THE CURRENT STATUS OF RHINO CONSERVATION ON PRIVATE LAND Simon Naylor Phinda Private Game Reserve   Abstract No abstract received   Presentation Topic THE CURRENT STATUS OF RHINO CONSERVATION ON PRIVATE LAND Contact Mr Naylor: Email Simon Naylor Continue reading →

Tony Conway

UPDATE ON THE POACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA AND SUCCESS OF ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS, WITH A FOCUS ON KWAZULU-NATAL Tony Conway Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site   Abstract This is an overview of the trends and statistics of Continue reading →

Richard Emslie

TRENDS IN RHINO NUMBERS AND POACHING:AN UPDATE Richard Emslie IUCN SSC African Rhino Specialist Group   Abstract This presentation provides an update of the status of African and Asian species of rhinos and poaching trends since last year’s conference. While Continue reading →

Judy Mann

SETTING STANDARDS FOR AFRICAN ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS Judy Mann, John Werth and Stephen van der Spuy African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZAB), South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), uShaka Marine World   Abstract PAAZAB, the African Association Continue reading →

Brent Coverdale

EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS Brent Coverdale Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract South African conservation agencies are responsible for the permitting and management of keeping of wild animals in captivity. In the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the keeping in Continue reading →

Tim Snow

ETHICS AND WELFARE IN MANAGEMENT OF DAMAGE-CAUSING ANIMALS Tim Snow Wildlife Poisoning Prevention & Conflict Resolution Damage-causing animals are viewed with contemptuous hatred by many South African farmers because depredations cause huge financial losses. Farmer response is often to kill Continue reading →

Ainsley Hay

EDUCATION AND CONSERVATION: DO THESE JUSTIFY COMPROMISED WELFARE IN CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS? Ainsley Hay National Council of SPCA’s (NSPCA), Wildlife Protection Unit Abstract: Contemporary ethics regarding the keeping of wild animals in captivity are evolving. Educated, informed people are starting Continue reading →

Cobus Theron

HABITAT PROTECTION: OPTIONS AND APPROACHES Cobus Theron Endangered Wildlife Trust   Abstract: The Biodiversity Stewardship Programme has been hailed as a progressive tool to secure habitat and has provided new impetus to the proclamation of Protected Areas in South Africa.Biodiversity Continue reading →

Mark Gerrard

BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP AS A TOOL FOR THREATENED SPECIES CONSERVATION Mark Gerrard Wildlands Conservation Trust   Abstract: The reduction of wildlife populations is occurring at an accelerating rate worldwide. For an increasing number of taxa, these factors result in small and Continue reading →

Willeen Olivier

WHAT MAKES A STEWARDSHIP SITE A STEWARDSHIP SITE? Willeen Olivier Department of Environmental Affairs   Abstract: There are different types of protected areas. Some are state-owned and run, some are community-managed, some are private, some are part of a business Continue reading →

Tamara Hiltunen

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANNUAL PLANS OF OPERATION FOR BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP SITES Tamara Hiltunen and Greg Martindale Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: All Protected Areas must have a management plan, prepared in terms of Sections 39 to 41 of the National Continue reading →

Tarik Bodasing

CYBERTRACKER: AN INFORMATION GENERATING TOOL FOR INCIDENT AND ALIEN PLANT RECORDING Tarik Bodasing Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Mkhuze Game Reserve   Abstract: Law enforcement and biological monitoring are among the most important activities carried out by conservation management authorities, and affect Continue reading →

Dave Druce

THE MANAGEMENT OF BLACK RHINO WITH THE AID OF CYBERTRACKER Dave Druce and Geoff Clinning Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: Over the years, Ezemvelo has contributed relatively large numbers of black rhino to the Black Rhino Range Expansion Project (BBREP) Continue reading →

Geoff Clinning

EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE, CYBERTRACKER AND BIOLOGICAL REPORTER: FROM FIELD RANGER TO CEO. A COMPLETE AND INTEGRATED SYSTEM Geoff Clinning Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: Policy is only as effective as the data used to develop it and subsequently measure the Continue reading →

Judy Mann

THE ROLE OF AQUARIA IN INFLUENCING VISITOR ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR Judy Mann South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), uShaka Marine World   Abstract: The fundamental role of a public aquarium is to act as a powerful centre for Continue reading →

Mabuyi Gumede

THE PROVISION OF TOURISM AND RECREATION FACILITIES ALONG THE N2 NATIONAL ROAD IN THE STANGER-MTHUNZINI DISTRICTS Mabuyi Gumede University of KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract: This study was conducted with a view that the provision of tourism and recreation attractions contributes greatly Continue reading →

Jacqueline Kariithi

ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT APPROACH FOR RESPONSIBLE NATURE BASED TOURISM: MT ELGON REGION OF KENYA Jacqueline Kariithi and Michael Meadows University of Cape Town, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science   Abstract: Protected Areas, especially biosphere reserves, national and provincial parks, are Continue reading →

Sakhile Nsukwini

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF ECOTOURISM IN RURAL AREAS: A CASE STUDY OF NOMPONDO, A COMMUNITY BORDERING THE HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK IN KWAZULU-NATAL Sakhile Nsukwini University of KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract: The relationship between Protected Areas and the adjacent communities Continue reading →

Suvarna Parbhoo

CUSTODIANS OF RARE AND ENDANGERED WILDPLANTS (CREW) PROGRAMME: KWAZULU-NATAL NODE VOLUNTEER AMATEUR BOTANISTS MAKING SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CONSERVATION OF THREATENED PLANTS Suvarna Parbhoo South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers (CREW) Programme   Abstract: Continue reading →

Cobus Theron

BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP IN THE SOUTHERN DRAKENSBERG AND EAST GRIQUALAND: EXPERIENCES, LEARNINGS AND THE WAY FORWARD Cobus Theron Endangered Wildlife Trust   Abstract: The Endangered Wildlife Trust initiated its stewardship project in the Southern Drakensberg and East Griqualand in 2012 in Continue reading →

Greg Martindale

A RAPID ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUE OF ECOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE APPLIED IN BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP SITES Greg Martindale, Steven McKean and Tamara Hiltunen Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: In assessing Biodiversity Stewardship Sites to determine which category they qualify for, a measure of the Continue reading →

Ursula Franke

CONSERVING CHRISSIESMEER: A BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP CASE STUDY Ursula Franke Endangered Wildlife Trust   Abstract The Chrissiesmeer area – situated within the larger Mpumalanga Lakes District – has the highest concentration of seasonal and permanent lakes and pans in South Africa. Continue reading →

Chris Barichievy

THE ROLE OF THE CYBERTRACKER PROGRAM IN MANAGING PATROL EFFECTIVENESS Chris Barichievy Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract In the battlefield that is our Protected Areas- intelligence and the ability to be one step ahead is a key element of effective Continue reading →

Lawrence Munro

PATROL FREQUENCY VERSUS PRESENCE: NEGATIVE OUTCOMES RESULTING FROM THE EXCLUSION OF EITHER Lawrence Munro Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract Protected Area management face a paradox in their strategic deployment of Field Rangers. Rhino reserves employ the picket strategy to achieve Continue reading →

Samson Phakathi

THE VOICE OF COMMUNITIES REGARDING RHINO POACHING Samson Phakathi Endangered Wildlife Trust   Abstract In response to the current rhino poaching crisis, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s (EWT) Rhino Project has developed an easy-to-use educational and awareness tool aimed at engaging Continue reading →

Daryn Hiltunen

UNIQUE LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGES IN THE MALOTI-DRAKENSBERG PARK WORLD HERITAGE SITE   Daryn Hiltunen Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife     Abstract The Maloti-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is located along the western border of the province of KwaZulu-Natal, in the Republic Continue reading →

Samantha Ralston

TOWARDS A WIND ENERGY INDUSTRY THAT MINIMISES ITS IMPACTS ON BIRDS Samantha Ralston BirdLife South Africa   Abstract Wind turbines in wind-farms have been shown in studies across the world to kill large numbers of birds, and, in some cases, Continue reading →

Prideel Majiedt

MARINE AND COASTAL MINING: EXPANSION, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Prideel Majiedt, Kerry Sink and Kirsty McQuaid South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)   Abstract Exploration, production and mining of petroleum and minerals in the coastal and marine environment of South Africa Continue reading →

Michelle Tedder

CAN VERTEBRATE DIVERSITY BE MAINTAINED IN A FRACKED LANDSCAPE? Michelle Tedder and Tim O’Connor South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)   Abstract The Karoo shale basin stretches across two thirds of South Africa and Lesotho. Since the lifting of the Continue reading →

Timothy Healy

ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING CONFLICTS WITH CRITICAL ECOSYSTEMS AND PROTECTED AREAS IN MADAGASCAR   Timothy Healy Aquaterre, IUCN Member, Madagascar   Abstract The evolution of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in Madagascar began in the early 19th century for gold, Continue reading →

Kiruben Naicker

MAINSTREAMING BIODIVERSITY INTO THE MINING SECTOR   Kiruben Naicker Department of Environmental Affairs   Abstract The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, launched the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline: Mainstreaming biodiversity into the mining sector, in Kirstenbosch, Cape Continue reading →

Greg Martindale

MEASURING BIODIVERSITY CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO LIVESTOCK GRAZING IN BIODIVERSITY STEWARDSHIP SITES   Greg Martindale, Tamara Hiltunen, Isabel Johnson and Gareth Boothway Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Botanical Society of South Africa, Midlands Conservancies Forum   Abstract: Many Biodiversity Stewardship Sites, including Continue reading →

Steven McKean

SUSTAINABLE MEDICINAL PLANT USE FROM KWAZULU-NATAL GRASSLANDS: CAN IT BE DONE? Steven McKean Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: Grasslands in KwaZulu-Natal contain key medicinal plant species and are targeted by collectors for commercial harvest. Although there is strong reason to Continue reading →

Mark Gush

SUSTAINABLE FORESTS: WATER AND RESOURCE USE IN THE MANUBI FOREST   Mark Gush, Willem de Lange, Peter Dye and Coert Geldenhuys Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Natural Resources and Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, School of Animal, Plant Continue reading →

Werner Nell

A QUALITATIVE EXPLORATION ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND LIVELIHOODS IN THE PONGOLA FLOODPLAIN: AN INTEGRATIVE MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE   Werner Nell, Nellie de Crom, Hendri Coetzee and Elize van Eeden North-West University, School of Behavioral Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology   Abstract: Continue reading →

Scotty Kyle

CONSERVING BIODIVERSITY WHILE ALLOWING RESOURCE USE: TOWARDS ACHIEVING A BALANCE IN KWAZULU-NATAL   Scotty Kyle Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: The Mission of Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is “to ensure effective and efficient conservation and sustainable use” and yet many would Continue reading →

Kevin Pretorius

UNAUTHORISED DEVELOPMENT IN A WORLD HERITAGE SITE: A STUDY OF THE TOOLS TO COMBAT THE THREAT Kevin Pretorius Pretorius & Associates   Abstract: In 1999, the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, now called the iSimangaliso Wetland Park was inscribed onto Continue reading →

Melissa Lewis

RECENT INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS RELATING TO ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING, AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA   Melissa Lewis University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Law   Abstract: Despite the Convention on Biological Diversity’s recognition of state sovereignty over genetic resources and Continue reading →

Nigel Rossouw

AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE ON SHALE-GAS EXPLORATION IN THE KAROO Nigel Rossouw Shell South Africa   No abstract received Presentation Topic AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE ON SHALE-GAS EXPLORATION IN THE KAROO Contact Mr Rossouw: Email Nigel Rossouw Continue reading →

Amanda Mugudza

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION AREAS Amanda Mugadza North-West University   Abstract: The establishment of Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) has led to the development and packaging of historical, cultural and heritage products for tourism consumption. It was concluded at Continue reading →

Souleymane Diop

“FREAKING OUT” IN THE KAROO: REVIEW OF THE GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS Souleymane Diop Council for GeoScience, Engineering GeoScience Unit   No abstract received   Presentation Topic “FREAKING OUT” IN THE KAROO: REVIEW OF THE GEOLOGICAL ASPECTS Contact Mr Diop: Email Souleymane Diop Continue reading →

Janice Tooley

UNPACKING NEMBA: NOT QUITE THERE YET Janice Tooley Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys   Abstract: The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 (“NEMBA”) for the most part commenced on 1 September 2004 with the remainder of its provisions coming Continue reading →

Jonathan Deal

IS SOUTH AFRICA’S SHALE GAS DREAM BUILT ON A HOUSE OF CARDS? Jonathan Deal Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG)   Abstract Shale gas mining (fracking) has emerged as possibly the most controversial fossil fuel development of the 21st century. Continue reading →

Warren Freedman

THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE LOCAL SPHERE OF GOVERNMENT TO CONSERVE AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT   Warren Freedman University of KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract: Section 156 of the Constitution allocates legislative authority to the local sphere of government. This section gives Continue reading →

Ivo Vegter

EXAGGERATED FRACKING FEARS ARE BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH Ivo Vegter Independent Journalist   Abstract Activists opposed to shale gas drilling, or “fracking”, as it is commonly known, have raised a wide range of fears about its environmental and human health Continue reading →

Ed Couzens

AN UNDERSTANDING OF SOUTH AFRICAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW   Ed Couzens University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Law   Abstract: In South Africa, environmental law is a relatively new issue-area, which has seen the creation of an emerging jurisprudence over the last Continue reading →

Gregory Scott

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN SOUTH AFRICA – A REGULATORY UPDATE Gregory Scott Department of Environmental Affairs   Abstract This presentation will provide a summary of the involvement of the Department of Environmental Affairs in the development of regulatory tools and mechanisms Continue reading →

Michael Kidd

AUTHORISATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND TRANSFORMATION Michael Kidd University of KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract: Recent cases dealing with appeals against water use licence refusals under the National Water Act raised the issue of the role to be played by transformation as Continue reading →

Lorraine Strathie

THE CONTRIBUTION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE INVASIVE ALIEN PLANT PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS Lorraine Strathie, Andrew McConnachie and Alana Den Breeyen Agricultural Research Council – Plant Protection Research Institute   Abstract As Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae), commonly known Continue reading →

Andy Blackmore

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NDUMO GAME RESERVE AND SOUTH AFRICAN-MOZAMBIQUE BORDER FOLLOWING THE MIGRATION OF THE USUTHU RIVER Andy Blackmore Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract: The Usuthu River (or Rio Maputu) forms the international boundary between South Africa and Mozambique, Continue reading →

Ian Rushworth

TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED STRATEGY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF FAMINE WEED, PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS, IN PROTECTED AREAS Ian Rushworth, Llewellyn Foxcroft and Carl Myhill Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, South African National Parks (SANParks), Kruger National Park, iSimangaliso Wetland Park   Abstract Famine weed, Continue reading →

Mike Butler

MANAGEMENT AND MISMANAGEMENT: FAMINE WEED, PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS, IN NORTHERN KWAZULU-NATAL AT THE END OF THE 2012-2013 SUMMER GROWING SEASON Ian Macdonald, Jan Lee, Mike Butler and Peter Saville Independent consultants   Abstract We present the overall results of rapid road-transect Continue reading →

Andrew Muir

THE DETERMINATION OF A BUFFER ZONE AROUND THE MALOTI-DRAKENSBERG PARK WORLD HERITAGE SITE AND THE FORMULATION OF A GENERAL POLICY TO INTEGRATE THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE INTO COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING PROGRAMMES WITHIN THE BUFFER ZONE   Andrew Muir Continue reading →

Zanele Jele

FAMINE WEED, PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS: A SERIOUS THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS Zanele Jele Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife     No abstract received   Presentation Topic: FAMINE WEED, PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS: A SERIOUS THREAT TO BIODIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS Contact Ms Jele Email Zanele Jele Continue reading →

Peter Kantor

THE WRESTLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OVER MINING RIGHTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR LARGE SCALE PROJECTS SUCH AS FRACKING   Peter Kantor Kantor Legal Services   Abstract: The year 2013 has seen a shift in what was already an uneasy status quo since Continue reading →

Mark Botha

A NATION’S RANSOM: RECOVERING SUFFICIENT REVENUE FROM THE WATER PRICE Mark Botha and John Dini South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)   Abstract The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) is revising the water pricing strategy. Even though earlier versions catered Continue reading →

Alexander Paterson

CO-MANAGING SOUTH AFRICA’S CONSERVATION AND LAND REFORM AGENDAS: EVALUATING RECENT GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES TO RESOLVE THE UNRULY INTERFACE THRUST UPON SOUTH AFRICA’S PROTECTED AREAS   Alexander Paterson University of Cape Town   Abstract: It was almost twenty years ago in Rio de Continue reading →

Tim Snow

THE NATIONAL INVASIVE ANIMAL FORUM Tim Snow Wildlife Poisoning Prevention & Conflict Resolution   Abstract The National Invasive Animal Forum (NIAF) was formed on 7 March 2013 in Cape Town with the aim of gathering experience and expertise in the Continue reading →

Justin Phama

DETERMINING PAST AND FUTURE POPULATION TRENDS IN THE THREATENED ENDEMIC PLANT ALOE PEGLERAE   Justin Phama, Michèle Pfab, Michael Panagos and Willem Myburgh Tshwane University of Technology   Abstract: Aloe peglerae Schönland is a Rare and Endangered succulent plant species, Continue reading →

Warren Schmidt

COMMUNICATING INVASIVE SPECIES IN A DIGITAL ERA Kay Montgomery and Warren Schmidt Nurseries and Pet Trade Partnership   Abstract Invasive alien species (IAS) are considered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be the second greatest threat Continue reading →

Paul Grobler

WILDEBEEST MANAGEMENT: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN HYBRID DETECTION   Paul Grobler University of the Free State, Department of Genetics   Abstract: The black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) faces a serious threat of hybridization, since translocation has brought the species into contact with its Continue reading →

Bheka Nxele

THE PRIORITIZATION OF MANAGED OPEN SPACES IN ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES Bheka Nxele and Errol Douwes eThekwini Municipality, Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department   Abstract Effective control of Invasive alien plant species (IAPs) in Continue reading →

Willem Coetzer

THE USE OF MICROSATELLITES TO ADDRESS TAXONOMIC AND ILLEGAL TRADE IN CAPE PARROTS (POICEPHALUS ROBUSTUS)   Willem Coetzer, Mike Perrin, Colleen Downsand Sandi Willows-Munro University of KwaZulu-Natal   Abstract: The Cape parrot (Poicephalus robustus) is the only endemic parrot species in Continue reading →

Reshnee Lalla

THE DURBAN INVASIVES WEBSITE: EMERGING INVASIVE ALIEN PLANT CONTROL IN THE DIGITAL ERA Reshnee Lalla, Errol Douwes and Stephanie Reynolds South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Invasive Species Programme: Early Detection and Rapid Response, 2eThekwini Municipality, Environmental Planning and Climate Continue reading →

Kirsten Retief

CYCAD FORENSICS: CAN STABLE ISOTOPES AND RADIOCARBON DATING CURB ILLEGAL POACHING OF CYCADS?   Kirsten Retief, Michèle Pfab and Adam West University of Cape Town, South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)   Abstract: The conservation status of endangered cycads is Continue reading →

Tess Rayner

SANBI SPECIES AND CYCAD IDENTIFICATION TOOL FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS   Tess Rayner TRAFFIC – East/Southern Africa Regional Office, c/o IUCN   Abstract:  South Africa’s law enforcement officers, Environmental Management Inspectors (EMI’s), border police, customs, field and compliance officials are Continue reading →

Maya Pfaff

MARINE SCIENCE FOR MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL RISKS AND VULNERABILITY: THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PLAN OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS Maya Pfaff, Liwalam Madikiza and Alan Boyd Department of Environmental Affairs   Abstract To facilitate the implementation of Continue reading →

Theresa Frantz

THE ROLE OF THE SCIENTIFIC AUTHORITY IN CITES: HOT DEBATES   Theressa Frantz and John Donaldson South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)   Abstract: South Africa is a Party to the 1973 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Continue reading →

Jennifer Olbers

DIVERS BELOW: EZEMVELO’S LONG TERM MONITORING OF SUBTIDAL REEFS IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA Jennifer Olbers Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife   Abstract Marine research at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife includes a long term monitoring programme of the subtidal reefs of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). This Continue reading →

Michèle Pfab

THE ROLE OF THE SCIENTIFIC AUTHORITY IN CITES: HOT DEBATES Michèle Pfab South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)   Abstract: The international trade in wildlife is regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Continue reading →

Amy Bishop

AGE, GROWTH AND SEXUAL DIMORPHISM OF THE STRIPED DOLPHIN (STENELLA COERULEOALBA) OFF THE SOUTH-EAST COAST OF SOUTHERN AFRICA Amy Bishop, William Froneman and Stephanie Plön Rhodes University, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University   Abstract The striped Continue reading →

Zianca Nolte

THE AGE, GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION OF THE HUMPBACK DOLPHIN, SOUSA CHINENSIS, IN KWAZULU-NATAL Zianca Nolte, William Froneman and Stephanie Plön Rhodes University, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University   Abstract Globally inshore cetaceans are being threatened by Continue reading →

Shanan Atkins

REDUCING HUMPBACK DOLPHIN BYCATCH IN THE SHARK NETS IN KWAZULU-NATAL Shanan Atkins, Geremy Cliff and Neville Pillay Endangered Wildlife Trust, University of the Witwatersrand, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Biomedical Resource Unit Continue reading →

Santosh Bachoo

MONITORING ESTUARIES IN KWAZULU-NATAL: A NEW BEGINNING? Santosh Bachoo and Nolusindiso Jafta Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Department of Water Affairs   Abstract In KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), abiotic and biotic data for estuarine systems south of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park remains incredibly deficient, Continue reading →

Nicholas Wiltshire

SAHRIS: MANAGING OLD THINGS WITH NEW IDEAS Nicholas Wiltshire South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)   Abstract The development of the South African Heritage Resources Information System, commonly known as SAHRIS, began in January 2012. The first version has been Continue reading →

Carl Grossman

3D DIGITAL RECORDING OF ROCK ART SITES IN THE MALOTI-DRAKENSBERG PARK WORLD HERITAGE SITE AS AN ACADEMIC, EDUCATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT TOOL Carl Grossmann and Michelle Dye African Conservation Trust   Abstract The Maloti-Drakensberg Park (MDP) contains the largest and most Continue reading →

Frans Prins

CONCRETISING THE INTANGIBLE: THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF SAN DESCENDANTS IN THE GREATER DRAKENSBERG AREA Frans Prins University of KwaZulu-Natal,School of Anthropology, Gender and Historical Studies   Abstract The cultural heritage of the original San inhabitants of the Drakensberg has traditionally Continue reading →

Sian Hall

ANTHROPOLOGY OF HUNTING WITH DOGS Sian Hall Active Heritage cc No abstract received Presentation Topic ANTHROPOLOGY OF HUNTING WITH DOGS Contact Mr Hall: Email Sian Hall Continue reading →

John Dini

INVESTING IN ECOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE: COMPLEMENTING CONSERVATION Tracey Cumming and John Dini South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)   Abstract Ecological Infrastructure refers to natural ecosystems that deliver valuable services to people. It is the nature-based equivalent of built infrastructure, and Continue reading →

Augustine Morkel

WWF NEDBANK GREEN TRUST: 23 YEARS OF FUNDING CONSERVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA Augustine Morkel WWF South Africa   Abstract The WWF Nedbank Green Trust is an innovative partnership which for more than 23 years has played a catalysing role in Continue reading →

Cliff Dlamini

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FINANCING OF PROTECTED AREAS: A CASE STUDY OF THE SWAZILAND NATIONAL TRUST COMMISSION Cliff Dlamini WWF South Africa, Table Mountain Fund   Abstract Conservation of biological diversity is one of the main elements of sustainable development, given its Continue reading →

Ronel Nel

AFTER FIVE DECADES OF TURTLE CONSERVATION: WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP? Ronel Nel Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Department of Zoology   Abstract Sea turtles are a highly migratory species but, with natal philopatry as a breeding strategy, they rely heavily Continue reading →

Bruce Mann

MARINE RECREATIONAL ANGLING DATA COLLECTION IN KWAZULU-NATAL: QUO VADIS? Bruce Mann and Jade Maggs South African Association of Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), Oceanographic Research Institute   Abstract Catch and effort data have been formally collected in the marine recreational linefishery Continue reading →