Ecology Programmes Protected: Building resilience in the GCBR

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Key features

Landscape  West Cape, where three global biodiversity hotspots meet: Fynbos, Succulent Karoo, Maputo-Albany Thicket
  Gouritz Biosphere Reserve: 3.2 million hectares
Goals for the next 4 years  1050 ha cleared of invasive alien plants
  40 people trained and employed in ecosystem restoration
  250 ha of degraded spekboom thicket restored
  36 people trained and employed for spekboom planting
  reduced water use and leaks fixed in 1000 households
  2 artificial wetlands constructed for municipal wastewater treatment
  an ecological corridor that promotes wildlife movement