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          Mpumalanga) and one in Gauteng/    Biospheres are not just about                                                      Email:  /
          North West.
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          The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve                                                                                       Kirshen Naidoo - Mobile: 083 777 4569
          in the Overberg was the very first to   importantly about how man and
          be declared in 1998. Home to more   nature can symbiotically live in                                                  Rebecca Solomon - Mobile: 082 056 1479
          than 1 880 different plant species, it is
          considered to be the very heart of the   harmony and prosper.
          Cape Floral Kingdom. At 100 000ha,
          it is the smallest biosphere region in
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          South Africa.
          Cape West Coast (378 000ha) was
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          Canyons (2 474 700ha) and Waterberg
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          the designation of Cape Winelands
          (322 000ha) in 2007, Vhembe (3                                                                                                                                         and success.
          070 000ha) in 2009, and the Gouritz
          Cluster (3 187 893ha) and Magaliesberg
          (357 870) in 2015. The Garden
          Route Biosphere Reserve comes in
          at 698,363ha with a population of
          approximately 450,624 people.                                                                                          Our Offices

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          is an area rich in terrestrial, coastal and
          marine ecosystems where conservation
          of the rich biodiverse region is ably
          reconciled with sustainable use
          practices,” says Dr Edna Molewa, the
          Minister of Environmental Affairs.

          The Chairman uses the Bitou estuary
          as an example. “The estuary won't get
          bigger,” he says. “But the popularity
          and the amount of people that use the
          estuary just keeps increasing. Forty
          years ago there were around fifty power
          boats on the river, today there are well
          in excess of fifteen hundred boats over
          “There is an increasing demand from
          people to enjoy the natural beauty
          of the area, but with that comes real
          impact on the environment. We need to
          work out systems that create win win
          solutions for all.”

                     Top: The Bitou Estuaury
                 Bottom: Peak Formosa in the
                 Tsitsikamma mountain range

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