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Public policies and reports

Public policies and reports

CapeNature is a public entity with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. It is governed by the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board Act 15 of 1998 and mandated to promote and ensure nature conservation; render services and provide facilities for research and training; and generate income.

CapeNature is dependent on partnerships with other role players and communities to implement its mandate to ensure a successful conservation economy in the Western Cape. It has already spearheaded many leading initiatives in implementing this mandate.

Five-year strategic plan

CapeNature is governed under a current five-year strategic plan. This and past strategic plans can be downloaded here:

State of conservation and biodiversity

State of Conservation Report 2020

In 2020 we were proud to announce the release of the first annual State of Conservation Report for the Western Cape.

This succinct and visually rich report provides an overview of the status of priority conservation indicators as at the end of 2019.

State of Biodiversity Report 2017

CapeNature has compiled State of Biodiversity reports every five years since 2002 and this is the fourth report. These reports aim to give some indication of the state of the ecosystems of the Western Cape Province (WCP) and their constituents which are the many species that occur in this province.

State of Biodiversity Report 2012

CapeNature has compiled State of Biodiversity reports every five years since 2002 and this is the third report. These reports aim to give some indication of the state of the ecosystems of the Western Cape Province (WCP) and their constituents which are the many species that occur in this province.

State of Biodiversity Report 2007

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme (SoBP) to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999. This programme delivered its first report in 2002 and these reports are updated every five years. This is the second report.

State of Biodiversity Report 2002

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme (SoBP) to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999. This is the programme's first report.

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