The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) makes provision for the development and review of Bioregional Plans. In terms of Section 42 of NEMBA Bioregional Plans need to be reviewed on an ongoing basis (at least every 5 years) due the constant changes in land use and land cover. For example, proposed developments are authorised or agricultural lands may be left fallow or conservancies may have been established.
The City of Ekurhuleni has appointed CES and their team to assist with the revision of their Bioregional Plan. Since this is a review of the 2011/2012 City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) Bioregional Plan (BRP) (which was only gazetted in 2015 and based on information collected in 2009), and considering that the NGI land cover (2013/2014) was published during this time, an assessment of the implementation of the CoE BRP is important in order to determine how effective the tool has been in achieving its objective.
Published: 31 July 2020
Review Period: 31 July - 31 August 2020
Contact Person: Dr. Greer Hawley
Draft Revised City of Ekurhuleni Bioregional PlanDraft Revised City of Ekurhuleni Bioregional Plan
Draft Terrestrial Critical Biodiversity Area - CBA mapDraft V1 Terrestrial CBA (zipped shapefiles) Draft V1 Terrestrial CBA (jpeg) Draft V1 Terrestrial CBA (pdf) Draft V1 Terrestrial CBA (kmz) Draft Terrestrial Metadata_Technical Report (pdf)
Draft Aquatic Critical Biodiversity Area – CBA mapDraft V1 Aquatic CBA (zipped shapefiles) Draft V1 Aquatic CBA (jpeg) Draft V1 Aquatic CBA (pdf) Draft V1 Aquatic CBA (kmz) Draft Wetland Technical Report (pdf)
Stakeholder Engagement PortfolioDraft Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio (pdf)
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