South Africa: Call for Fynbos Conservation Awards 2012

The Cape Action for People and the Environment programme would like to invite you to submit your nominations for the annually held Fynbos Conservation Awards. Nominations must be sent on or before 18 May 2012.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognise individuals’ outstanding contribution or achievement amongst their peers in the broad biodiversity conservation community and to showcase successful or innovative work by the conservation sector to the public.

Up to three Fynbos Conservation Awards are given annually to recognise outstanding contributions or achievements in working towards the goal that “by the year 2020, the cooperation of capable institutions ensures that the biodiversity of the Cape Floristic Region is conserved, sustainably utilised and effectively managed, delivering significant benefits to the people of the region in a way that is embraced by local communities, endorsed by government and recognised internationally.”

Awards may be given for work that contributes towards one or more of the following eight Strategic Objectives of the CAPE partnership : strengthening institutional capacity, governance and communication for coordinated action; enabling local level engagement and coordination through landscape initiatives; integrating biodiversity into land use planning and environmental management; securing biodiversity through protected areas including biodiversity stewardship; protecting biodiversity through sustainable production initiatives, promoting ecosystem based adaptation to climate change through integrated catchment management; delivering sustainable socio-economic and cultural benefits to local communities; and lastly developing innovative approaches through research and knowledge networks.

For more information on the 2012 and other past Fynbos Conservation Awards, please visit http://www.capeaction.org.za/index.php?C=events or contact the CAPE programme on 021 799 8790

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CAPE ACTION FOR PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (CAPE) is a partnership programme that unites government and civil society in a strategy to conserve and restore the biodiversity and adjacent marine environment, while creating benefits for the people of the Cape Floristic Region.

The partnership is coordinated through SANBI and its fynbos biome programme