Case-Study Details

 
Main Information
Title A conservation plan for a global biodiversity hotspot—the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
Type of Information Scientific paper
Description The authors produced a conservation plan that achieved conservation targets for biodiversity pattern and process in the species- and endemic-rich Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. The result was a system of conservation areas. After describing the planning process, the authors discuss implementation priorities in relation to conservation value and vulnerability to habitat loss, as well as socio-economic, political and institutional constraints and opportunities.
Web Link http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6V5X-48JKM32-J&_user=10&_coverDate=08%2F31%2F2003&_alid=858572442&_rdoc=12&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_cdi=5798&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_ct=20&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=4a16b8924cda54d846cd0474634909ec
 
Additional Information
Authors R. M. Cowling, R. L. Pressey, M. Rouget and A. T. Lombard
Reference / Citation R. M. Cowling, R. L. Pressey, M. Rouget and A. T. Lombard, 2003. A conservation plan for a global biodiversity hotspot—the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa, Biological Conservation, Volume 112, Issues 1-2, July-August 2003, Pages 191-216
Programme Areas Ecosystem Approach
Impact Assessment
Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Countries South Africa
Regions Africa
Keywords Land planning
Landscape level
Biodiversity hotspot
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme