ID 67348
Government South Africa
Submitting Entity SANBI
Main Information
Title Nature Reserve: Umgano Project South Africa
Description The Mabandla community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, depends on the land for its livelihood. It recognizes the opportunities sustainable land management holds and has developed a spatial zoning approach determining which land-uses should be implemented within certain zones. An area of great biodiversity value, spanning over 1 400 hectares, was defined as a conservation zone to be formally protected. This is an example of a Nature Reserve, the highest level of biodiversity stewardship that carries the same legal standing as a state owned protected area. The spatial zoning and the establishment of the reserve will be a step towards biodiversity conservation and community empowerment.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-southafrica-umgano.pdf
Additional Information
Authors SANBI and Wildlands Conservation Trust. 2015. Case Study: Nature Reserve: Umgano Project. Compiled by Botts, E.A. for the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Countries South Africa
Regions Africa
Incentive Measures Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Protected areas
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme