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Activity booklet: Biodiversity (nature) – ages 6 to 10

This activity book is proudly brought to you by CapeNature and offers various activities around biodiversity. Here, you’ll participate in games that will teach you how to conserve our indigenous fishes and how lowland fynbos works. 

Infographic: Biodiversity – about mountains

Do you know the difference between a hill and a mountain? Landforms that are 600m high or higher are classified as mountains. Mountains are home to 15% of the world’s population and cover 22% of the surface of the earth.

Infographic: Biodiversity – pamper your plants

Plants are part of our daily lives. For some tips on how to pamper your plants at home, have a look at this infographic!

Lesson plan and presentation: Biodiversity and soil – teachers' workshop (Grade 5)

Planet Earth is made of rocks. This workshop aimed at teachers focuses on important topics such as biodiversity and soil conservation. 

Lesson plan and presentation: Biodiversity Day – soil is life (Grade 5 – teachers’ workshop)

Teachers workshop: Natural Science and Technology for Grade 5 on planet Earth and beyond, systems and control (the surface of the Earth)
* Rocks
* Soil types

Lesson plan and presentation: Holistic predation management

This general awareness programme investigates holistic predation management.

Lesson plan and presentation: Invasive species – youth and adults

Learn all about the problem of invasive species in the Western Cape, the possible solutions, and what CapeNature is doing.

Radio Interview_ Biodiversity - Illegal Harvesting

Listen to our Field Rangers talk about biodiversity crime.

Radio Interview: Invasive Species

Listen to one of CapeNature's Field Rangers speak about invasive species, what is being done to eradicate them and prevent further spread. 

Video: Webinar - Biodiversity State of Conservation Report 2020

In this interesting webinar, learn about the state of conservation in the Western Cape, what the threats are to biodiversity and what is being done to conserve it. 

Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan Handbook

The Western Cape is the country’s leading exporter of agricultural commodities, is a province of outstanding natural beauty and a preferred destination for tourists and permanent residents alike. Towards ensuring the wise management of biodiversity priority areas and sustainable development within a growing economy, the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board (CapeNature) has developed a province-wide Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan.

The Western Cape Biodiversity Spatial Plan (WCBSP) is a spatial tool that comprises the Biodiversity Spatial Plan Map (BSP Map) of biodiversity priority areas, accompanied by contextual information and land use guidelines that make the most recent and best quality biodiversity information available for land use and development planning, environmental assessment and regulation, and natural resource management. The BSP Map covers both the terrestrial and freshwater realms, as well as major coastal and estuarine habitats. This Handbook presents the BSP Map and explains its development, describes important biodiversity features of the Western Cape, and presents a set of land use guidelines that should be used to effectively aid in conserving the biodiversity of the Western Cape. The BSP Map is the product of a systematic biodiversity planning approach that delineates Critical Biodiversity Areas and Ecological Support Areas, which require safeguarding to ensure the continued existence and functioning of species and ecosystems, including the delivery of ecosystem services.