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 Stewardship, however, is one of many possible “tools” that can be employed to secure habitat.However, many of these other tools, for example, conservation servitudes, conservation leases and incentive-based schemes, are seldom explored to secure habitat for conservation purposes. This presentation will focus on some of these mechanisms described above, their application and, where possible, will highlight the experiences of other NGOs and agencies gained in their implementation.A good understanding of these tools will equip conservation practitioners with a full suite of options that can be employed in scenarios where the Biodiversity Stewardship Programme may not be the most expedient or appropriate conservation option.

 

Presentation Topic
HABITAT PROTECTION: OPTIONS AND APPROACHES
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