Cadman, M., C. Petersen, A. Driver, N. Sekhran, K. Maze and S. Munzhedzi
This Primer showcases tools that have been developed in South Africa as part of such a landscape approach. It describes how these tools have been developed and used by government and civil society role-players in the period since South Africa’s first democratic elections with universal franchise in 1994, to manage, conserve and use biodiversity sustainably in support of socio-economic development. The Primer explains, with the use of selected case studies, how adoption of the landscape approach can: 1) enable implementation of the ecosystem approach to biodiversity conservation, 2) facilitate working in co-operative partnerships to address the interconnected issues faced by biodiversity and society in an integrated way, and 3) promote the resilience of ecosystems and society to climate change.
South African National Biodiversity Institute