We are experienced in the field of conservation planning, and have undertaken studies of coastal, estuarine and terrestrial areas. We bring a rare multidisciplinary perspective to what we term integrated conservation planning that takes account of economic and social opportunities and constraints as well as ecological targets. We also undertake strategic environmental assessments (SEA), in order to make input into integrated conservation and development plans. These also include spatial dimensions, but have a broader focus and usually involve the evaluation of scenarios together with stakeholders.
Design and establishment of the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area (MPA).
Development of a fine scale conservation plan for the Agulhas Marine Bioregion.
Development of marine and coastal spatial plans and socio-economic assessments for the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and Garden Route Initiative.
Rezoning and realignment of borders for Betty’s Bay, Goukamma and Robberg marine protected areas in South Africa.
Identification and profiling of priority mangrove sites in Liberia and identification and delineation of two coastal and marine protected areas.
The National Estuary Core Conservation Plan was developed by Anchor to inform the National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment and the National Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Areas project.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to investigate the ecological significance and sensitivity of the Port of Cape Town and surrounding areas.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to identify potential sea-based finfish aquaculture development zones (ADZ) off the South African coastline.
Strategic Environmental Assessment to guide the implementation of regulations promulgated under the National Environmental Management Act 1998: Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone.