Report on how the Environmental Monitor (EM) programme has responded to the challenges of high levels of unemployment adjacent to conservation areas, coupled with the increases illegal wildlife trade.
General Prospectus with full information on details and principles of K2C and the Biosphere Programme
Brief document outlining the historical development of the K2C Institution
This document outlines the principles and purposes of K2C as unit and institution as well as biosphere’s in general. It also outlines the relationship and tasks between a Biosphere as a Unit and its relationship within local, district, provincial and national government
This document offers guidelines, templates and suggestions in project development and implementation for individuals and organisations within the K2C to support and assist successful implementation within the region. It offers various planning tools and templates that can be freely used.
This document offers detailed guidelines for development within the 3 zones of the K2C and the various requirements for the use of resources within each of the 3 zones (Core, Buffer and Transition Zones).
This document was produced after a 3 day workshop focusing on the development and institutional arrangements within K2C as a unit over the initial 9-
This document is a bio-
This document has been produced on the process involved in the development of the Bio-
This document has been drawn up to benefit and assist community members who are offered travel opportunities to attend educational conferences, workshops, courses, seminars etc. On many occasions. This document can be freely used, distributed and adopted as required.
A report from the K2C Road Signage workshop held in July 2007 to deal with the many illegal and “out of control” sign boards along the roads.
Any project done in partnership. Conjunction with the K2C, will require the signing of a mutual Memorandum of Agreement that will clearly outline each parties roles and responsibilities as well as expectations within the project. This document is a generic version that will be adapted for each individual project scenario.
For a project to be accepted by K2C for partnership, endorsement or support, a number of criteria ore required to be fulfilled. This document can also be used by projects within the K2C region to ensure that the work being implemented falls within the Biosphere principles as outlined by UNESCO in the MaB programme.
For organisations wishing to enter into a Sustainable Development project, the following checklist offers information and a checklist to ensure that the project covers and fulfils all necessary requirements to ethically be considered “sustainable”
A regional action plan to nurture and sustain the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services to livelihoods and resilient economic development within the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere
Report on workshop on Ecosystem Services in Biosphere Reserves, held in Jonkoping, Sweden including K2C oral presentation on “linking ecosystem services across ecological gradients -
In May 2013, Dr Marisa Coetzee on behalf of K2C was awarded the Michelle Batisse Award by UNESCO. This document outlines the project responsible for the receipt of this award.
A detailed look into current climate conditions and the effects status of El Nino
Protected Areas in K2C -
Reviewing the effects of Climate Change in the K2C region and the predicted Dry Season effects for 2015
The Report written up by F Venter (SANParks) on his visit to China on behalf of K2C
The National Environmental Management Act -
The National Environmental Management and Biodiversity Act 2004 -
Published by the Dept of Tourism and Environmental Affairs -
with information about “responsible tourism” and the opportunities that it presents for
improving business performance.
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) promotes easy and open access to biodiversity information. Through its biodiversity GIS website it provides free access to biodiversity plans, maps and tools to support research, planning and decision making
Published by Dept of Water Affairs and Forestry together with the Mpumalanga Parks board -
A document outlining South Africa’s landscape approach to conserving biodiversity and promoting ecosystem resilience
Presentation of the above listed document at COP (Conference of the Parties) 10 in 2010.
Taking a closer look at the link between the production of bio-
Integrated Development Plan review for the District Municipality of Mopani for 2006 -
Research and Monitoring Priorities Based on the Findings of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
An updated document outlining changes in IUCN’s Red Data List (outlining endangered and threatened species) -
Based on over fifty years of sustained work on the desertification aspect of global climate change, this document suggests a strategy, drawn up by Alan Savoury, that offers hope in today's confusion and lack of any clear and workable strategy at any level -
A document produced by UNESCO in April 2007, looking at the Threats, Benefits and Opportunities connected and linked to the human effects on the nitrogen cycle.
A document published by UNDP focusing on the ability of an ecosystem to be resilient ie capacity of an ecosystem to persist in the face of disturbance.
A UNDP Presentation on an introduction to the Landscape Approach
"In a country afflicted by a scarcity of water, a fast-
A document drawn up by the Minister of Environmental Affairs , outlining crucial deliverables to be attained
A review of Biosphere Reserves Globally, conducted by the University of Witwatersrand, looking at whether they offer effective conservation action or are merely a bureaucratic label.