Rehabilitation: A Quick Guide

Coetzee, K.

The ostrich industry in the Klein Karoo supports a process whereby producers will, by 2019, decrease their impact on the biodiversity through improved veld management and restoration, whilst pursuing increased production based on sound research to retain and expand international and local markets. With the rehabilitation of four study sites, no attempt should be made to try and restore the sites to a pre-settlement condition. The rehabilitation should rather focus on the stabilization of soil erosion, the establishment of a dense and protective plant cover and the introduction of some of the more palatable plant species that were lost due to general habitat degradation.

Resource Type:
Technical Document

Conservation Management Services for the Ostrich Industry Biodiversity Management Project