Municipal Programme: Biodiversity as Service Delivery
What we do
- Support the integration of biodiversity into land use planning and management
- Unlock biodiversity based socio-economic development
- Assist in developing of ecosystem based strategies for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management
- Develop policies and tools
Where we work
We work in priority areas identified through SANBI’s bioregional programmes:
Reason for our programme
Biodiversity most tangibly makes its contribution to human well being at the local level:
- ecological infrastructure provides water and climate regulation services to human settlements
- provides food, fibre, fuel, medicines, grazing
- cultural services support social cohesion.
- local government decision-makers impact directly in this process.
What we have achieved to date
- We trained and mentored municipal officials to use systematic conservation planning maps in land use planning and management.
- We developed a practice for integrating biodiversity management and socio-economic development at municipal nature reserves.
- We documented it and trained urban nature conservators.
Who we are
Municipal Co-ordinator: Tanya Layne
Environmental Assessment and Land Use Manager: Jeffrey Manuel
Municipal Programme Officer: Lucinda Cedras
Biodiversity Planners: Fahiema Daniels, Tsamaelo Malebu
Administration: Dulcinea Paulse, Ba Anetse Lesoana
Members of the Bioregional and Policy Programmes
(1) Bioregional: Andile, Siya, Budu, Abe, Lubabalo;
(2) Policy: Mandy D, Tracey
Many stakeholders contribute to the success of the Municipal Programme. These include government departments, non-governmental organizations, managed network partners, donors, civil society organizations, international organizations and others.
The following are some of the key institutional stakeholders:
- Department of Environmental Affairs
- Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
- ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
- South Africa Local Government Association
- South African Cities Network
- Development Bank of Southern Africa
How to contact us
Office Tel: +27 21 799 8682
Staff Email contacts: