African Projects

Illustrating a series of projects in Africa covering many divergent challenges in conservation. Through my training and education, some of the most interesting research and planning occurred  within national parks. Conservation covers many types of protected areas. A large number of studies and planning projects has contributed to my approach. These projects have focussed on the park, regional, provincial, national and international scale.

KAZA, as it is generally known, is one of the greatest global conservation projects. The website gives a very good view of the activities of the last few years and the scope and size of its activities is breath taking. A workshop investigating the state of the development of KAZA is soon to be held at Victoria Falls at the end of October. My invitation to attend brought back memories of my original involvement with this amazing conservation initiative. At…
During the last number of years we have been involved with small studies and mapping exercises of a number of little know African Parks. These studies were completed for Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) during investigations into support for a number of countries in Africa. Each of these studies places the park in its natural and man made environment. It illustrates the influence of the regional surroundings on conservation areas. I will, during the next few weeks, place a…
The history of the creation of the Limpopo National Park, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, has become obscured with time and with the growth of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. It is still relevant as this event marked the start of the establishment and growth of the Peace Parks Foundation, one of the most successful and influential NGO’s in Africa. It was during the early days of 1991 that the SA Nature Foundation, later to become WWF South Africa,…
Please click here to download the larger version of the map composition (5mb) Illustration of the application of Ecosystem Services as a management tool through the use of GIS The Vhembe biosphere reserved is a proclaimed Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO. It is a perfect example of an island mountain, called the Soutpansberg, with high natural resources, surrounded by regions of lower resources. Millions of people in the surrounding regions are dependant on these ecosystem services (ESS). It is also a…
An illustration of a series of projects in Africa covering many divergent challenges for conservation. Through my training and education, some of the most interesting research and planning occurred within national parks. Conservation covers many types of protected areas. A large number of studies and planning projects that I was involved in has contributed to my approach. These projects have focused on the park, regional, provincial, national and international scale.