Tackling wetland degradation
Wetlands are fascinating and dynamic ecosystems that provide indispensable services. Unfortunately up to 60% of South Africa’s wetlands have been lost to degradation. To safeguard the remaining wetlands of the country, the WRC has published a new set of integrated tools for wetland monitoring and management. The WET Management Series of handbooks stems from the National Wetlands Research Programme, an initiative of the WRC.
The series of booklets offer a sound scientific basis for planning, implementing and evaluating wetland rehabilitation, providing guidelines to develop an overall planning framework; assessing the condition of catchments and individual wetlands; assessing the functions and values of individual wetlands; evaluating the need for rehabilitation; identifying why wetlands degrade and what rehabilitation interventions are appropriate; guiding the selection and implementation of rehabilitation methods; and monitoring the success of rehabilitation projects.
For more information
Dr Stanley Liphadzi
012 330 9020