National Biodiversity Management Framework

Chapter 3 of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 provides for provide for integrated and coordinated biodiversity planning and tools to support the monitoring of the conservation status of species. The main policy provided for in chapter 3 is the National Biodiversity Framework (NBF), which among other things provides for an integrated, coordinated and uniform approach to biodiversity management by organs of state in all spheres of government, nongovernmental organisations, the private sector, local communities, other stakeholders and the public. You can access the NBF here.

Biodiversity Management Plans

Biodiversity Management Plans (BMP) are aimed at ensuring the long-term survival in nature of the species or ecosystem. The following BMP have been published

African Lion

(Panthera leo)

African Penguin

(Spheniscus demersus)

Aloe Ferox & Honeybush Species

(Cyclopia Subternata & Cyclopia Intermedia)

Threatened Cycad species

Bearded Vulture

(Gypaetus barbatus meridionalis)

Black Rhinoceros

(Diceros bicornis)


(Damaliscus pygargus pygargus)

Cape Mountain Zebra

(Equus zebra zebra)

Clanwilliam Sandfish

(Labeo seeberi)


Pickersgill's Reed Frog

(Hyperolius Pickergilli)

White Rhinoceros

(Ceratotherium simum)