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2007

National Grasslands Biodiversity Program (South Africa)

Afrique du Sud

Titre : National Grasslands Biodiversity Program (South Africa)

Pays : South Africa

Organisme de financement : UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Organisme d’exécution : South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)

Approuvé le : June 14, 2007

Finalité et objectifs
The South Africa Grasslands biome is a repository of globally significant biodiversity. Much of the grasslands ecosystem presently lies in production landscapes allocated to livestock production, agriculture (mainly cereals), afforestation with exotic tree species, and coal mining. In addition, South Africa’s largest urban and industrial centre is located within the grasslands. Production activities constitute the main threat to grasslands biodiversity. Therefore, there is a need to mainstream biodiversity management objectives into the practices of the production sectors that provide the stimulus for land use changes that threaten biodiversity. The objective of this project is : Major production sectors are directly contributing to the achievement of biodiversity conservation priorities within the grasslands biome.

Informations financières
GEF Grant : 8,650,000 US$
Cofin Amount : 37,261,764 US$
Project Cost : 45,911,764 US$

GEF (Global Environment Facility)

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