Capacity development for enhancing sustainable forest management in priority biodiversity areas

This sub-grant project falls within the USAID: RESILIM-O Project – “The US Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin program, with a specific focus on the Olifants.  Activities focus on the Olifants River Basin and the way in which people living in South Africa and Mozambique depend on the natural resources…

Unlocking conservation-based entrepreneurship to enhance biodiversity conservation and the resilience of ecosystems and people in priority areas of the Olifants River Basin

This sub-grant project falls within the USAID: RESILIM-O Project – “The US Agency for International Development (USAID) supports the Resilience in the Limpopo River Basin program, with a specific focus on the Olifants.  Activities focus on the Olifants River Basin and the way in which people living in South Africa and Mozambique depend on the natural resources…

Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) for Ludidi Community Afforestation in the Eastern Cape

Project Overview The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), through its implementing agent Rural Forestry Development (RFD) has identified new areas with forestry potential for establishing a community-based commercial afforestation project in the Ludidi area, which is an expansion of the Ludidi South forestry project in the Eastern Cape Province. The Ludidi community is under the leadership…

A Framework – To Guide an Ecosystem Approach for Integrated Water Resources Management in Lesotho

Purpose of this Ecosystem Approach Framework This Framework provides a guideline on how to apply an Ecosystem Approach to IWRM in Lesotho. It recommends a range of key components and processes that address the 12 Ecosystem Approach Principles. The components incorporated in this Framework therefore include a wide range of aspects that reflect societal priorities.…

Development of an Environmental Management Framework for the Umgungundlovu District Municipality

The uMgungundlovu District Municipality (UMDM) has, with the support of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), undertaken to develop an Environmental Management Framework (EMF) that builds on the recently completed Strategic Environmental Assessment and Management Plan (SEMP). It is required that information related to key environmental features established in the…

Climate Change Adaptation in Lesotho Highlands

Climate change adaptation is critical for maintaining the resilience of the highly resource dependent communities, as well as for preventing degradation of the environment and the loss of the ecosystem services that are critical for maintaining human well-being more widely. Over the past five years the Institute of Natural Resources in collaboration with local partners…

Scoping and EIA for the Proposed Expansion of the Pietermaritzburg Airport

ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION Environmental Authorisation was issued by the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) on 14 June 2017 in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations promulgated in Government Notice 38282 (4 December 2014), in terms of Section 24(5) (read with Section 44), of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), No. 107 of…

Development of a Natural Resource Management Strategy and Implementation Plan for KwaZulu-Natal

DEVELOPMENT OF A STRATEGIC PROVINCIAL NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN Research Context The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) NRM programme represent one of government’s most significant responses to the degradation of natural systems and the loss of associated ecosystem services. These programmes contribute to poverty alleviation through the labour intensive approach to NRM and the associated…

Prioritising ecological infrastructure to maintain livelihoods and the Polihali Dam in Lesotho

Land degradation is a major issue in Lesotho and has implications for both livelihoods and government. Currently, ecosystem services are being lost through poor management practices and many of the dams in Lesotho are subjected to increased siltation resulting in reduced water quality and quantity and decreased revenue for government. In addition, increased soil erosion…