We undertake studies pertaining to the sustainable use and management of estuaries, coastal systems, protected areas and range lands. We devise workable action plans, starting from a situation assessment and consultation with stakeholders to devising ecologically, socially and economically sound strategies for achieving desired objectives. We also produce environmental management plans to assist industry in mitigating the potential impacts of development and in meeting their environmental policy objectives.
Livestock predation occurs in nearly all rangelands around the world, and usually leads to some level of investment in predator control in order to minimise economic losses. These measures are often controversial due to uncertainty about their effectiveness and concerns about their impacts on animal welfare, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and populations of endangered species. This study investigated the socio-economic impacts of livestock predation and its prevention in South Africa.
Identification of a Core National Environmental Indicators Network (NCEIS), preparation of an Integrated State of Environment Baseline Report (ISoER) for Namibia’s Protected Area Network (PAN) & Coastal and Marine Ecosystems.
Development of management plans for the Olifants, Berg, Uilkraals, Hartenbos and Great Brak Estuaries, South Africa (five separate appointments).
Development of marine and coastal spatial plans and socio-economic assessments for the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve and Garden Route Initiative.