Mainstreaming Biodiversity into Land Use Regulation & Management at the Municipal Scale



Municipalities play an important role as centers of economic growth and service delivery; they regulate land use at local scale, and are also important users and managers of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The project’s goal is to enhance the sustainable and effective conservation of globally significant biodiversity in South Africa through exploring, piloting and implementing innovative mechanisms and approaches to mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services into the regulation and management of land and resource use in the landscape at the municipal scale.


To mitigate multiple threats to biodiversity by increasing the capabilities of authorities and land owners to regulate land use and manage priority biodiversity at the municipal scale



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