Conservation education - Sustainable living, learning and local action

Conservation education - Sustainable living, learning and local action

Conservation education - Sustainable living, learning and local action

1 Sustainable living, learning and local action CONSERVATION EDUCATION RESOURCE MATERIALS AVAILABLE IN THE CAPE FLORISTIC REGION Prepared by Ally Ashwell, ENVIROEDS, Cape Town, 2005 for the C.A.P.E. Conservation Education Program Updated by Venencia Shonhai, RUEESU, Grahamstown , 2008 for the C.A.P.E. Conservation Education Program conservation education

2 Resource Materials supporting Biodiversity Conservation Education Arranged by Topic • All resource materials in this list relate to the core focus of the CAPE BCEP project, i.e. Biodiversity Conservation Education in the Cape Floristic Region (including marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems). • Resources are listed in alphabetical order by title. • Where possible, information on their availability has been included, e.g. contact details of the organisation from which they may be ordered.

• The Botanical Society of South Africa’s bookshop at Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town stocks a large number of environmental resource materials for the Cape Floristic Region. Contact them at (021) 762 1621 or kbranch@botanicalsociety.org.za for a mail order form. • WESSA – Publications - Sharenet stocks a number of environmental resources materials. Contact them at Wildlife Marketing Services (Pty) Ltd. PO Box 394,Howick, 3290, sharenet@wessa.co.za, Tel: (033) 330 3931, Fax (033) 330 4576 • In order to keep this resource list up to date and to publicise your resource materials and programmes, please send information on your resource materials to: Venencia Shonhai, CAPE Biodiversity Conservation Education Support Project, Environmental Education & Sustainability Unit, Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Tel (046) 603 8390, v.shonhai@yahoo.co.uk

3 This resource list is divided into the following sections for convenience: 1. Coastal & Marine Ecosystem 2. Freshwater Ecosystems 3. Mountains 4. Lowland Ecosystems 5. Forests 6. General Fynbos 7. Flowering Plants & Vegetation 8. Invertebrates 9. Fish & Amphibians & Reptiles 10. Birds 11. Mammals & Wildlife 12. Biodiversity & Biomes 13. Alien Invasive Species & their Management 14. Fire & Fire Management 15. Pollution 16. Urban Greening 17. Indigenous Medicinal, Food & Economically Important Plants 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks 19. Environmental Education & Activities 20. Databases/Directories 21. Newsletters / Magazines 22. Organisational Websites & Information Resources 23. Conservation Planning and Management 24. Soil Erosion, Land Degradation 25. Environmental Policy, Strategies & Legislation

4 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Language (s) Availability / distribution 1. Coastal & Marine Ecosystem Coastcare poster series Six posters: Filter feeders, Fish fantastic, Food webs, Marine mammals, People & the coast, Shaped for success Supported by Coastcare fact sheet series file Teachers & EE providers E Marine & Coastal Management: (021) 402 3249 Two oceans, many ecosystems, one nation How people on the west and east coasts use marine resources Marine Week poster 2003 Teachers & EE providers E Marine & Coastal Management – distributed widely during 2003: (021) 402 3249 Enviro Facts sheets (Coastal & Marine info) About 60 environmental fact sheets, with some relevant to the CFR EE research projects Teachers, learners, EE providers E Share-Net: (033) 330 3931, Pick ‘n Pay retail stores Field guide to the eastern and southern Cape coasts. 2nd edition. Lubke, R & de Moor, I. 1998. UCT Press & WESSA (Eastern Cape). Field guide to ecology, plants and animals; clear line drawings; maps of coast from Mossel Bay to the Kei River. Covers coastal, marine, estuarine, freshwater & terrestrial ecosystems.

Supports ecological monitoring and research, as well as general interest in these ecosystems. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers; conservationists, biologists. E WESSA bookshops, Botanical Society bookshop

5 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Languag e(s) Availability / distribution 1. Coastal & Marine Ecosystem Two oceans: A guide to the marine life of southern Africa. Branch, G, Griffiths, C, Branch, M & Beckley, L. 1994. David Philip, Cape Town & Johannesburg. Photographic field guide to the plants, invertebrates and vertebrates of southern Africa’s coastline and oceans. General field guide. General public, tourists, conservationists, educators E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Coastal zone strategy (City of CT) Strategy for conserving the coastal zone of the City of Cape Town Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284; enviro@capetown.gov.za www.capetown.gov.za/enviro/emd National Coastal Monitoring Project: A guide to coastal adoption for teachers Bin of equipment with supporting booklet to enable monitoring of coastal ecosystems and processes Community-based coastal monitoring Coastcare groups, teachers E, A Coastcare project, WESSA (021) 701 1397 & DEAT (Marine & Coastal Management): (021) 402 3208

6 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Language (s) Availability / distribution 1. Coastal & Marine Ecosystem Centre for Conservation Education worksheets & lesson plans Variety of learning programmes and materials for GET environmental learning Support visits to the Education Museum, Tokai Arboretum, Table Mountain, rocky shores, Liesbeeck River Teachers and learners E, A Centre for Conservation Education, Wynberg (021) 762 1622 postmaster@cce.wcape.school.za National Coastal Monitoring Project: Adopt a Beach Bin of equipment with supporting documentation to enable monitoring of coastal ecosystems and processes Community-based coastal monitoring Coastcare groups E, A Coastcare project, WESSA (021) 701 1397 & DEAT (Marine & Coastal Management): (021) 402 3208 City slickers Amusing story of a pair of African penguins at the Boulders colony, and their interactions with people (53 min video) Covers the biology and conservation of African penguins in the form of a story. General public E Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures, Cape Town pelpic@iafrica.com Nature’s Valley: Responsible marine resource use Information sheet with tide table on permit requirements, endangered species, etc.

Promote ecologically fishing sensitive practices Residents and visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za

7 Title /Brief description Website Comments Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) http://www.sanccob.co.za Provides news about SANCCOB. Information on seabirds and their rehabilitation; opportunities to volunteer, become a member of SANCCOB, book an educational outing. State of the Environment (South Africa) http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/ National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at: http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm Two Oceans Aquarium http://www.aquarium.co.za Information on the Aquarium and its programmes, e.g. education programmes for children and adults. Page of links to marine information sources University of Cape Town http://www.uct.ac.za/ Information on departments involved in marine & coastal biodiversity research, e.g. Avian Demography Unit, Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology Research Institute, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Small Mammal Research Unit, South African Bird Ringing Unit, Zoology Department Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/yo urgovernment/gsc/406 News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management; Services provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation Wildlife & Environment Society of SA (WESSA) http://www.wildlifesociety.org.za Information on membership, projects and publications, e.g. African Wildlife and EnviroKids WWF-SA http://www.panda.org.za Information on WWF-SA, its projects and trusts; newsletters and publications.

8 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang(s) Availability / distribution 2. Freshwater Ecosystems & Water Enviro Facts sheets (water, rivers, etc) About 60 environmental fact sheets, with some relevant to the CFR EE research projects Teachers, learners, EE providers E Share-Net: (033) 330 3931, Pick ‘n Pay retail stores R40 Waarom moet ons werk vir water? Comic-style pamphlet on the need to remove invasive alien plants, in order to enhance water resources Awareness and understanding General public, educators and learners A/E Distributed by Working for Water programme wfw@dwaf.gov.za; Tel: 0800 005 376 Wetlands: No wetlands, no water Information sheet on the value of wetlands globally and in SA Information for advocacy around wetlands conservation General public, educators, decision-makers E Working for Wetlands www.dwaf.gov.za/wfw Wetlands: Water, life, culture Full colour information booklet on the value of wetlands to people Information to promote understanding of the value of wetlands General public, educators, conservationists E Working for Wetlands www.dwaf.gov.za/wfw Share Net: sharenet@ futurenet.co.za DEAT: www.environment.gov.za Invasive Aquatic Plants, Henderson, L & Cilliers, CJ (Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 16). Full colour A5 guide to identification & control of 21 invasive aquatic & wetland plant species in South Africa Alien plant control programmes Land managers, conservationists, biologists E, A Agricultural Research Council, Plant Protection Research Institute: (012) 808 8137; nipblk@plant1.agric.za, www.arc.agric.za

9 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang(s) Availability / distribution 2. Freshwater Ecosystems & Water Hands-on stream & pond life. Umgeni Valley Project. 1991. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in streams and ponds Guide to support ecological studies and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net 033 330 3931 Sharenet @wessa.co.za R15 State-of-rivers report: Diep, Hout Bay, Lourens & Palmiet River systems 2003 CSIR report on the current ecological status of Cape Rivers, with recommendations as to rehabilitation Status report with recommendations for better river management Planners, decision-makers, researchers, educators E www.csir.co.za/rhp/ Water is life Booklet of ideas for teaching about water across the curriculum Activity ideas for teachers and EE providers on water Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per copy Eco Activities worksheets Variety of worksheets supporting classroom & fieldwork based lessons (e.g. adaptations, classification, aliens, freshwater systems) Mainly developed for natural areas in Cape Town, but adaptable to suit the requirements of the class Teachers & learners E Wendy Hitchcock, Eco Activities. Available in support of guided programmes only. (021) 712 3966, Hitchcock@mweb.co.za

10 Mini-SASS Sheets SET OF 5 Sheet showing categories of freshwater pollution indicator organisms Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R11 for 5 sheets R8 SWAP starter kit Basic equipment to monitor the quality of freshwater resources Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per kit Salt River Trail A4 booklet A trail for children at the river educating them on rivers, water cycle, etc. Children E Nature’s Valley Trust Office The water cycle SAPPI Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Websites Addresses South African National Parks http://www.parks-sa.co.za Project information, e.g. SANParks & Wetlands, Quagga Project, Extended Public Works Programme, Hoerikwaggo Trail State of the Environment (South Africa) http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/ National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at: http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm Table Mountain National Park http://www.cpnp.co.za/ Introductory information on the Table Mountain National Park University of Cape Town http://www.uct.ac.za/ Information on departments involved in biodiversity research, e.g. Avian Demography Unit, Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology, Botany, Environmental & Geographical Sciences, Environmental Evaluation Unit, Freshwater Research Unit, Institute for Plant Conservation, Marine Biology Research

11 Institute, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Small Mammal Research Unit, South African Bird Ringing Unit, Zoology Department Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/yourgover nment/gsc/406 News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management; Pollution & Waste Management; Services provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation Wildlife & Environment Society of SA (WESSA) http://www.wildlifesociety.org.za Information on membership, projects and publications, e.g. African Wildlife and EnviroKids WWF-SA http://www.panda.org.za Information on WWF-SA, its projects and trusts; newsletters and publications

12 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 3. Mountains Table Mountain National Park information pamphlets Z-folds on Cape of Good Hope, Silvermine, Boulders, bird list, etc. Visitor information, maps General public E Available from Table Mountain National Park head office and access points (021) 701 8692 Monty on Table Mountain. Corbett, A. 2003. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay. Story of a mongoose and its friends on Table Mountain. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett.

Table Mountain: A natural history. Pauw, A & Johnson, S. 1999. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg. Full colour coffee table publication on Table Mountain’s natural history. Very useful background text with excellent examples of ecology of fynbos and forest. General public E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop R265 Cederberg, Clanwilliam & Biedouw Valley. SA Wild flower guide 10. Van Rooyen, G. & Steyn, H. 1999. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop R160 Hottentots Holland to Hermanus. SA Wild flower guide Southern Overberg.81997. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop (English out of print) R45

13 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 3. Mountains Mountains in the sea: Table Mountain to Cape Point. Yeld, J & Barker, M. 2004. SANParks, Constantia. Richly illustrated photographic field guide to the natural and cultural history of Table Mountain National Park. Very informative field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E Bookstores, TMNP; Available from the Park at a special price for educators (R30) (021) 701 8692 Southern Overberg. SA Wild flower guide 8. Mustart, P, Cowling, R & Albertyn, J. 1997.

Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Hoerikwaggo: people of the mountain Relation between people and Table Mountain over the centuries (Video & DVD) Covers historical and current interactions and issues General public E Contact Table Mountain National Park: (021)701 8692 Table Mountain National Park Hoerikwaggo Trail guide training Course with supporting materials to train trail guides for a 5-day trail along the Cape Peninsula mountain chain Trail guide training Trainee trail guides; TMNP staff E TMNP Volunteer coordinator (021) 701 8692 Centre for Conservation Education worksheets & lesson plans Variety of learning programmes and materials for GET environmental learning Support visits to the Education Museum, Tokai Arboretum, Table Mountain, rocky shores, Liesbeeck River Teachers and learners E, A Centre for Conservation Education, Wynberg (021) 762 1622 postmaster@cce.wcape.school. za

14 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 3. Mountains Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre worksheets Learning programmes and worksheets for a number of grades and topics relevant to the Helderberg Nature Reserve Nature reserve-based school visit programme (e.g. fynbos ecology & uses, freshwater ecology) Schools E, A Mike Woods EE Centre, Helderberg Nature Reserve: (021) 852 8831 Mountain of the sea Ecology of Table Mountain, including fire and post-fire succession (50 min video) Covers general fynbos biology & ecology General public E Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures, Cape Town pelpic@iafrica.com Helderberg Nature Reserve: Mike Woods EE resource lists Well catalogued EE & resource centre, with many books, magazines, posters, pictures, lesson plans & worksheets Project research (reference & lending sections); outdoor lesson preparation Teachers, learners, EE providers, general public E, A Visitors may copy or borrow materials from the resource centre: (021) 852 8831, mweec@absamail.co.za Table Mountain National Park http://www.cpnp.co.za/ Introductory information on the Table Mountain National Park

15 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang(s) Availability / distribution 4. Lowland Ecosystems Discovering hidden treasures on the Cape Flats Pamphlets on the location of core flora conservation sites on the Cape Flats, explaining why these are important and how to help conserve them General awareness raising General public, educators, EE providers, conservationists E, A, X Produced and distributed by City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284, enviro@capetown.gov.za EE programmes on nature areas in Cape Town Z-fold publicising the nature reserves managed by the City of Cape Town and indicating what EE programmes are available. Promotion General public, educators E Produced and distributed by City of Cape Town Nature Conservation: (021) 706 2404, enviroedsouth@sybaweb.co. za Find out about the Cape Flora Information pamphlet on the Cape Floristic Region General information sheet General public E Produced by Gold Fields EE Centre, Kirstenbosch (021) 799 8670 Nature’s Valley Fynbos Reserve Information pamphlet on the importance and management of the reserve Promote understanding of the reserve and its management Residents and visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za

16 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) La ng (s) Availability / distribution 4. Lowland Ecosystems Field guide to the eastern and southern Cape coasts. 2nd edition. Lubke, R & de Moor, I. 1998. UCT Press & WESSA (Eastern Cape). Field guide to ecology, plants and animals; clear line drawings; maps of coast from Mossel Bay to the Kei River. Covers coastal, marine, estuarine, freshwater & terrestrial ecosystems. Supports ecological monitoring and research, as well as general interest in these ecosystems.

General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers; conservationists, biologists. E WESSA bookshops, Botanical Society bookshop R265 Hands-on fynbos life. Kelly, A. undated. Share-Net, Howick. Simple guide to some of the plants and animals of fynbos. Line drawings. Guide to support EE programmes in fynbos. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net (033) 330 3931 R15 Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma & Eastern Little Karoo. SA Wild flower guide 2. 2nd edition. Moriarty, A. 1997. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop SASOL First field guide to fynbos of southern Africa. Manning, J. 2004. Struik, Cape Town. A6 pocket field guide to the Fynbos; good introduction; selection of plants from various families with photos, descriptions, distributions and general info.

Useful introductory text. General public, e.g. tourists; teachers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop

17 West coast. SA Wild flower guide 7. Manning, J & Goldblatt, P. 1996. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Plants and Flowers on the Cape Flats: Colouring-in book: Cape Flats flora: distribution, threats & opportunities Colouring-in book to raise awareness among younger learners Teachers & young learners on the Cape Flats E www.capetown.gov.za/ environment Cape Flats Nature: Biodiversity for People Video introducing the Cape Flats Nature project, based at Edith Stephens Wetland Park Promotional video General public, potential funders E Produced by George Davis, SANBI; Contact Cape Flats Nature: (021) 691 4929 Title / Brief description Website Address Comments CapeNature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages.

City of Cape Town http://www.capetown.gov.za Information on City of Cape Town’s Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), sectoral strategies and annual State of the Environment report; Very useful links page providing web addresses for: Animal-, Botanical-, Marine & Environmental Conservation & Management, Government Bodies, Local Agenda 21, Museums, State of the Environment (SoE) Reports, Tourism, etc. Eastern Cape Province: Dept. of Economic Affairs, Environment & Tourism http://www.ecprov.gov.za Information and news about environmental affairs in the Eastern Cape

18 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang(s) Availability / distribution 5. Forests Discovering indigenous forests at Kirstenbosch. Argent, S & Loedolff, J. 1997. NBI & UCT Press, Cape Town. One-colour book on the ecology and history of the Afromontane forests at Kirstenbosch. Background text that is relevant to school users and hikers alike. General public, teachers, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop Forest fun Booklet of ideas for teaching about forests Activity ideas for teachers and EE providers on forests Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per copy Tree checklist A6 booklet with a list of trees Provide information on the trees in the forest Adults and Children E Nature’s Valley Trust office, SANParks Life of a tree SAPPI Papermaking process SAPPI Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Port Elizabeth Technikon http://www.petech.ac.za/ Information on departments involved in biodiversity research, e.g. Forestry, Nature Conservation, Agricultural Management, Tourism Management (George campus)

19 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang(s) Availability / distribution 6. General Fynbos Guide to the wild flower regions of the Western Cape Flora’93 poster showing a bird’s eye view of the flower areas of the W Cape (looking south) – illustrated with flowers Tourist information General public E, A Produced by NBI in 1993; Gold Fields Centre has a few copies: (021) 799 8670 Enviro Facts sheets (Fynbos, Indigenous & Alien explained) About 60 environmental fact sheets, with some relevant to the CFR EE research projects Teachers, learners, EE providers E Share-Net: (033) 330 3931, Pick ‘n Pay retail stores R40 Nature’s Valley Fynbos Reserve Information pamphlet on the importance and management of the reserve Promote understanding of the reserve and its management Residents and visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za A fynbos year.

McMahon, L & Fraser, M. 1988. David Philip. Cape Town & Johannesburg. A natural history sketchbook with full colour plates, supported by entertaining text on the natural history of fynbos. Very useful background text with on fynbos ecology and conservation. General public E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop: (021) 762 1621, kbranch@botanicalsociety.or g.za Between two shores: Flora and fauna of the Cape of Good Hope. Fraser, M & McMahon, L. 1994. David Philip. Cape Town & Johannesburg. The natural and cultural history of the Cape of Good Hope illustrated by natural history paintings.

Very useful background text with specific information on Cape of Good Hope. General public E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop

20 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 6. General Fynbos Hands-on fynbos life. Kelly, A. undated. Share-Net, Howick. Simple guide to some of the plants and animals of fynbos. Line drawings. Guide to support EE programmes in fynbos. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net (033) 330 3931 R15 CREW identification guides Ring-bound identification guides to threatened plants indigenous to study areas Community-based monitoring of rare and endangered wildflowers CREW participants E, A Custodians of Rare & Endangered Wildflowers groups; CREW office: (021) 799 8751 Veld & Flora Quarterly magazine of the Botanical Society of South Africa Popular articles on indigenous botany, horticulture and ecology Botanical Society members; Plant- loving public E (A) Botanical Society of SA Tel: (021) 797 2090 R15 Billy the brenton blue butterfly A4 booklet Trail for learners on fynbos Children E NVTrust office FREE Percy Fitzpatrick 2007Institute and CAPE Fynbos i-Forum Version 1.1 on CD (bibliography) C.A.P.E Ashwell, A., Sandwith, T., Barnett, M., Parker, A. & Wisani, F. 2006. Fynbos Fynmense: people making biodiversity work.

SANBI Biodiversity Series 4. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. (Book)

21 The Levyns guide to the plant genera of the southwestern Cape. Trinder-Smith, T. 2003. Bolus Herbarium, UCT. Cape Town. Key and descriptions of all the genera of plants in the southwestern Cape, with numerous annotated line diagrams. Reference work and key to assist with identification to genus level. Researchers, students, resource developers, land managers. E Bolus Herbarium, UCT; Botanical Society bookshop Fynbos Fynmense – brochure C.A.P.E Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Botanical Society of South Africa http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za Background information, news, membership, branches and publications / bookshop of Botanical Society; mail orders from the Botanical Society Bookshop Cape Action for People & Environment (CAPE) http://www.capeaction.org.za Information on CAPE projects and partners (useful links), with regular newsletters and updates. Examples of projects: Conservation Planning Unit, Blaauwberg Conservation Area, Mainstreaming biodiversity on the Cape Flats, Electronic access to herbarium data, C.A.P.E. Threatened Plants Programme Conservation Planning Unit (CPU) http://www.capeaction.org.za High quality, up to date biodiversity maps to guide sustainable planning and development, and to highlight conservation-worthy areas EnviroLEARN portal http://www.envirolearn.org.za Environmental education web portal managed by My Acre of Africa; Information on environment and the RNCS, Share Net resources, Enviro Facts, Environmental days, Eco-Schools; Opportunity to post EE resources Protea Atlas Project http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/adu Mapping of proteas throughout SA; Information to help identify proteas, e.g. illustration, descriptions, distribution maps; Species lists for nature reserves / regions South African National Biodiversity Institute http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora

22 (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme, Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria) State of the Environment (South Africa) http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/ National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at: http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/y ourgovernment/gsc/406 News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management; Pollution & Waste Management; Services provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation

23 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang(s) Availability / distribution 7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation Plant cards 32 plant cards covering all SA biomes; Visual information on one side and written info on the other; PSP teachers’ workshop report Grade 4 gives ideas on how to use the cards. Used in classrooms and outdoor contexts; promotes cooperative learning; supports many aspects of learning, e.g. uses, distribution, adaptations, biomes, ecology of SA plants Teachers & EE providers appropriate for senior primary level E – Primary Science Programme, NBI and Centre for Community Development project, field tested with teachers and learners. Available from PSP (021)691 9039. R100 Ericas of South Africa. Schumann, D, Kirsten, G & Oliver, E. 1992. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg.

Comprehensive guide to the Erica family in SA; excellent photographs, distribution maps & species descriptions. Comprehensive reference work on the family Ericaceae Biologists, conservationists E Botanical Society bookshop, Kirstenbosch Can be ordered on request The Levyns guide to the plant genera of the southwestern Cape. Trinder-Smith, T. 2003. Bolus Herbarium, UCT. Cape Town. Key and descriptions of all the genera of plants in the southwestern Cape, with numerous annotated line diagrams. Reference work and key to assist with identification to genus level.

Researchers, students, resource developers, land managers. E Bolus Herbarium, UCT; Botanical Society bookshop The protea family in southern Africa. Paterson-Jones, C. 2000. Struik, Cape Town. Photographic guide with paragraphs of information on the genera, origins, distribution, ecology and conservation of Proteaceae. Beautifully illustrated introductory information to the family General public, educators E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop

24 Cederberg, Clanwilliam & Biedouw Valley. SA Wild flower guide 10. Van Rooyen, G. & Steyn, H. 1999. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Ericas of the Cape Peninsula. Oliver, I & Oliver, T. 2000. NBI & Protea Atlas Project, Cape Town. A6 pocket field guide with line drawings, distribution maps and descriptions. Pocket guide to identify ericas of the Cape Peninsula in the field.

General public, hikers, conservationists, biologists, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop The Levyns guide to the plant genera of the southwestern Cape. Trinder-Smith, T. 2003. Bolus Herbarium, UCT. Cape Town. Key and descriptions of all the genera of plants in the southwestern Cape, with numerous annotated line diagrams. Reference work and key to assist with identification to genus level. Researchers, students, resource developers, land managers. E Bolus Herbarium, UCT; Botanical Society bookshop

25 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation Field guide to the eastern and southern Cape coasts. 2nd edition. Lubke, R & de Moor, I. 1998. UCT Press & WESSA (Eastern Cape). Field guide to ecology, plants and animals; clear line drawings; maps of coast from Mossel Bay to the Kei River. Covers coastal, marine, estuarine, freshwater & terrestrial ecosystems. Supports ecological monitoring and research, as well as general interest in these ecosystems.

General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers; conservationists, biologists. E WESSA bookshops, Botanical Society bookshop Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma & Eastern Little Karoo. SA Wild flower guide 2. 2nd edition. Moriarty, A. 1997. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Proteas of the Cape Peninsula. Rebelo, A. 2000. NBI & Protea Atlas Project, Cape Town.

A6 pocket field guide with line drawings, distribution maps and descriptions. Pocket guide to identify proteas of the Cape Peninsula in the field. General public, hikers, conservationists, biologists, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop Available through order SASOL First field guide to fynbos of southern Africa. Manning, J. 2004. Struik, Cape Town. A6 pocket field guide to the Fynbos; good introduction; selection of plants from various families with photos, descriptions, distributions and general info. Useful introductory text. General public, e.g. tourists; teachers.

E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop

26 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation Trees of southern Africa. 2nd edition. Coates Palgrave, K. 1983. Struik, Cape Town. Comprehensive field guide and key to the families, genera and species of southern African trees. Leaf illustrations and some colour plates. Very useful identification guide to trees throughout the region. General public, researchers E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Southern Overberg. SA Wild flower guide 8. Mustart, P, Cowling, R & Albertyn, J. 1997. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch.

Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop West coast. SA Wild flower guide 7. Manning, J & Goldblatt, P. 1996. Botanical Society of SA, Kirstenbosch. Photographic field guide arranged by plant family. Very useful field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E, A Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Arbor day Booklet of activity ideas appropriate for Arbor Day lessons Activity ideas for teachers and EE providers to support Arbor Week lessons Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share- Net (033) 330 3931 R20 Trees of southern Africa. 2nd edition. Coates Palgrave, K. 1983. Struik, Cape Town. Comprehensive field guide and key to the families, genera and species of southern African trees. Leaf illustrations and some colour plates.

Very useful identification guide to trees throughout the region. General public, researchers E Bookstores

27 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g(s) Availability / distribution 7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation Teaching the topic Plants (PSP) Variety of classroom activities on plants, e.g. growing plants; reproduction; classification, food. Curriculum support Primary Science Teachers E Distributed by Western Cape Primary Science Programme PO Box 529 Howard Place 7450; (021) 691 9039 info@psp.org.za www.psp.org.za CREW identification guides Ring-bound identification guides to threatened plants indigenous to study areas Community-based monitoring of rare and endangered wildflowers CREW participants E, A Custodians of Rare & Endangered Wildflowers groups; CREW office: (021) 799 8751 Gold Fields EE Centre, Kirstenbosch (SANBI) worksheets Variety of learning programmes & learning support materials on botanical garden-based themes, e.g. plants & people; biodiversity walk; travel & tourism Garden-based school visit programme for learners (all grades) Teachers & learners E, A, X Provided as part of a guided school visit to Kirstenbosch – not available to general public without an appointment (021) 799 8670 Plants and Flowers on the Cape Flats: Colouring-in book: Cape Flats flora: distribution, threats & opportunities Colouring-in book to raise awareness among younger learners Teachers & young learners on the Cape Flats E www.capetown.gov.za/ environment Veld & Flora Quarterly magazine of the Botanical Society of South Africa Popular articles on indigenous botany, horticulture and ecology Botanical Society members; Plant- loving public E (A) Botanical Society of SA Tel: (021) 797 2090

28 Cape Floral Kingdom Hard cover book E Botanical Society bookshop Kirstenbosch Gardens R140.00 Cape Plants Strelitzia9 H\cover E Botanical Society bookshop Kirstenbosch Gardens R286.50 Vegetation Book of South Africa, Lesotho Swaziland H\cover E Botanical Society bookshop Kirstenbosch Gardens R447.00 Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Botanical Society of South Africa http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za Background information, news, membership, branches and publications / bookshop of Botanical Society; mail orders from the Botanical Society Bookshop Cape Action for People & Environment (CAPE) http://www.capeaction.org.za Information on CAPE projects and partners (useful links), with regular newsletters and updates. Examples of projects: Conservation Planning Unit, Blaauwberg Conservation Area, Mainstreaming biodiversity on the Cape Flats, Electronic access to herbarium data, C.A.P.E. Threatened Plants Programme Cape Nature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On- line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages.

Conservation Planning Unit (CPU) http://cpu.uwc.ac.za High quality, up to date biodiversity maps to guide sustainable planning and development, and to highlight conservation-worthy areas

29 Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) http://www.csir.co.za Environmentek: Environmental branch of CSIR focuses on biophysical aspects of sustainable development; lists services offered, e.g. catchment management, ecosystem management, environmental economics Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism http://www.environment.gov.za/ Information on / links to DEA&T projects, e.g. CoastCare, CITES, State of the Environment, World Heritage Convention Programme, National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan; Environmental maps & graphics; EnviroInfo; National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment Department of Water Affairs & Forestry http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/ Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme, Breede River Basin Study, SA River Health Programme, Water Plan for the Western Cape, Working for Water Programme Government Notices : Related to the National Water Act, Catchment Management, etc.

Eastern Cape Province: Department of Economic Affairs, Environment & Tourism http://www.ecprov.gov.za Information and news about environmental affairs in the Eastern Cape Food & Trees for Africa http://www.trees.co.za Information on Food & Trees for Africa’s programmes, including permaculture, urban greening, EduPlant competition, and activities relating to Arbor Week National Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.agric.za Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including: Alien plants & why to eradicate) Policy documents Protea Atlas Project http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/adu Mapping of proteas throughout SA; Information to help identify proteas, e.g. illustration, descriptions, distribution maps; Species lists for nature reserves / regions South African National http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA

30 Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme, Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria) State of the Environment (South Africa) http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/ National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at: http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm University of Cape Town http://www.uct.ac.za/ Information on departments involved in biodiversity research, e.g. Avian Demography Unit, Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology, Botany, Environmental & Geographical Sciences, Environmental Evaluation Unit, Freshwater Research Unit, Institute for Plant Conservation, Marine Biology Research Institute, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Small Mammal Research Unit, South African Bird Ringing Unit, Zoology Department

31 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 8. Invertebrates The story of Billy the Brenton Blue butterfly Story for young children about a rare and endangered butterfly that once lived in Nature’s Valley Holiday programmes in Nature’s Valley Young visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (above) free Butterflies of the Cape Peninsula: A comprehensive guide. Claassens, A. 2000. Tafelberg, Cape Town. Soft cover illustrated field guide to the butterflies of the Cape Peninsula.

Comprehensive field guide General public, conservationists, biologists E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Field guide to insects of South Africa. 2nd edition. Picker, M, Griffiths, C & Weaving, A. 2004. Struik, Cape Town. Soft cover illustrated field guide to South African insects. Photographic field guide to the families and genera of SA insects General public, biologists, conservationists E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Hands-on stream & pond life. Umgeni Valley Project. 1991. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in streams and ponds Guide to support ecological studies and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net R15

32 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 8. Invertebrates Hands-on stream & pond life. Umgeni Valley Project. 1991. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in streams and ponds Guide to support ecological studies and monitoring of freshwater ecosystems. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net R15 Scorpions of southern Africa. Leeming, J. 2003. Struik, Cape Town. Field guide to southern African scorpions Comprehensive field guide General public, biologists, conservationists. E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Mini-SASS Sheets Sheet showing categories of freshwater pollution indicator organisms Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R8 for 5 sheets SWAP starter kit Basic equipment to monitor the quality of freshwater resources Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per kit Hands-on soil and compost life.3rd edition. Van den Berg, I & Ngcobo, H. 1992. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in compost & leaf litter.

Guide to support ecological studies of decomposer organisms. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net R15

33 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 9. Fish & Amphibians & Reptiles Frogs and frogging in southern Africa. Carruthers, V. 2000. Struik, Cape Town. Soft cover illustrated field guide to southern African frogs. Comprehensive field guide with CD of calls General public, biologists, conservationists E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Snake guide: Snakes of southern Africa. Marais, J. 1999. Korck Publishing. Fold-out laminated A5 identification guide to dangerous and common harmless snakes Good photographs, distributions and first aid information; quick reference guide General public E Available from Botanical Society bookshop (021) 762 1621, kbranch@botanicalsociet y.org.za Field guide to the eastern and southern Cape coasts. 2nd edition. Lubke, R & de Moor, I. 1998. UCT Press & WESSA (Eastern Cape). Field guide to ecology, plants and animals; clear line drawings; maps of coast from Mossel Bay to the Kei River. Covers coastal, marine, estuarine, freshwater & terrestrial ecosystems.

Supports ecological monitoring and research, as well as general interest in these ecosystems. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers; conservationists, biologists. E WESSA bookshops, Botanical Society bookshop Title / Brief description Website Address Comments CapeNature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher;

34 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 10. Birds Bird identification card (Rondevlei Nature Reserve) A4 full-colour card with pictures of common bush- and water birds at Rondevlei Nature Reserve Bird identification General public, education groups E, A Used at Rondevlei Nature Reserve: (021) 706 2404, enviroedsouth@sybaweb.co.za Table Mountain National Park information pamphlets Z-folds on Cape of Good Hope, Silvermine, Boulders, bird list, etc. Visitor information, maps General public E Available from Table Mountain National Park head office and access points (021) 701 8692 Hadeda Island curriculum pack Pack of curriculum guidelines and supporting materials integrating ecological and political literacy Cross-curricular environmental / democracy education activity ideas for educators Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R115 per copy Learning for sustainable living Book of information and activities covering six themes (ecology, water, air, soil, energy, population) Cross-curricular environmental education for intermediate to senior phase learners Teachers, EE providers E Developed and distributed by BirdLife SA (011) 789 1122

35 City slickers Amusing story of a pair of African penguins at the Boulders colony, and their interactions with people (53 min video) Covers the biology and conservation of African penguins in the form of a story. General public E Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures, Cape Town pelpic@iafrica.com Checklist of birds of Nature’s Valley A6 booklet with list of birds Enable monitoring of birds Interested public E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za Roberts’ multimedia birds of southern Africa. Volume 3. Guy Gibbon. 1997-2003. John Voelcker Bird Book Fund.

8 interactive modules covering more than 950 South African birds. Covers identification, habitats, nesting, eggs, and bird calls. Interactive computer- based reference to southern African birds. General public, birders, biologists, conservationists, educators. E CD & PDA versions. Published by Southern African Birding, Westville: sales@sabirding.co.za Available from bookstores Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Avian Demography Unit http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/adu/ Information and publications on birds and bird ringing; opportunity to fill in bird sightings; Bird & Frog Atlas Projects BirdLife South Africa http://www.birdlife.org.za Electronic copy of Learning for Sustainable Living (BLSA’s teachers’ guide); Free bird clipart for projects. Sasol e-guide to bird ID: http://www.birdlife.org.za/fieldguide/book/default.cfm Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) http://www.sanccob.co.za Provides news about SANCCOB and information on seabirds and their rehabilitation; opportunities to volunteer, become a member of SANCCOB, book an educational outing.

36 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 11. Mammals & Wildlife Nature’s Valley’s baboons Information pamphlet on the behaviour of baboons and how to avoid them becoming a nuisance Promote understanding and tolerance of baboons Residents and visitors E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (above) Between two shores: Flora and fauna of the Cape of Good Hope. Fraser, M & McMahon, L. 1994. David Philip. Cape Town & Johannesburg. The natural and cultural history of the Cape of Good Hope illustrated by natural history paintings. Very useful background text with specific information on Cape of Good Hope.

General public E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Monty gets lost: Kirstenbosch tales. Corbett, A. 1995. Ali Corbett, Cape Town. Story of a mongoose and its friends at Kirstenbosch. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett. (021) 790 6067, www.capeforkids.com Monty on Table Mountain. Corbett, A. 2003. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay.

Story of a mongoose and its friends on Table Mountain. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett.

37 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 11. Mammals & Wildlife Monty’s picnic with the penguins. Corbett, A. 2002. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay. Story of a mongoose and its friends at Boulders Beach penguin colony. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett.

Monty gets lost: Kirstenbosch tales. Corbett, A. 1995. Ali Corbett, Cape Town. Story of a mongoose and its friends at Kirstenbosch. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett. (021) 790 6067, www.capeforkids.com Monty on Table Mountain. Corbett, A. 2003. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay. Story of a mongoose and its friends on Table Mountain.

Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett. Monty’s picnic with the penguins. Corbett, A. 2002. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay. Story of a mongoose and its friends at Boulders Beach penguin colony. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett.

38 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 12. Biodiversity & Biomes Biodiversity Network for the City of Cape Town Pamphlet explaining the purpose and extent of the City of Cape Town’s biodiversity network Information to promote participation in biodiversity conservation in the City of Cape Town City businesses, conservationists, environmentalists E Available from the City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284, enviro@capetown.gov.za Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund fact sheets Fact sheets on CEPF, Cape Floristic Region and other hotspots; CFR Ecosystem profile (2001) Information to promote public participation in biodiversity conservation General public, educators, planners, conservationists E Available on the CEPF website: www.cepf.net Enviro Facts sheets (Fynbos, Indigenous & Alien explained, Biodiversity, Ecology) About 60 environmental fact sheets, with some relevant to the CFR EE research projects Teachers, learners, EE providers E Share-Net: (033) 330 3931, Pick ‘n Pay retail stores R15

39 Field guide to the eastern and southern Cape coasts. 2nd edition. Lubke, R & de Moor, I. 1998. UCT Press & WESSA (Eastern Cape). Field guide to ecology, plants and animals; clear line drawings; maps of coast from Mossel Bay to the Kei River. Covers coastal, marine, estuarine, freshwater & terrestrial ecosystems. Supports ecological monitoring and research, as well as general interest in these ecosystems. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers; conservationists, biologists. E WESSA bookshops, Botanical Society bookshop Fat plants and thin plants. (Vetplante en skraal plante) Herron, M & McGibbon, L. 2004. SKEP. George. A5 booklet introducing 8 plant types of the Klein Karoo, with learning activities & curriculum links. To support outdoor education in the succulent karoo biome. Educators, learners, general public E, A Margaret Herron: herron@telkomsa.net Lorraine McGibbon, GREEN wessa.sc@mweb.co.za Plant cards 32 plant cards covering all SA biomes; Visual information on one side and written info on the other; PSP teachers’ workshop report Grade 4 gives ideas on how to use the cards.

Used in classrooms and outdoor contexts; promotes cooperative learning; supports many aspects of learning, e.g. uses, distribution, adaptations, biomes, ecology of SA plants Teachers & EE providers E – appropriate for senior primary level Primary Science Programme, NBI and Centre for Community Development project, field tested with teachers and learners. Available from PSP (021)691 9039. Biodiversity GIS brochure Informing biodiversity action C.A.P.E

40 C.A.P.E. 2007. C.A.P.E. Toolbox Project planning – tools for biodiversity conservation and development projects CD. Cape Action for People and the Environment. 2007. Project planning tools for biodiversity conservation and development projects. SANBI Biodiversity Series 7. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. (Book) 2000. Cape Action Plan for the Environment. Book Stewardship brochure C.A.P.E Title / Brief description Website Address Comments South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme, Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria)

41 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 13. Invasive Alien Species and their Management Identifying our invading alien enemies Chart of 16 photos of invading alien plants with information on the back – can be cut out to make ID cards Produced by Working for Water to help people identify invasive aliens EE providers; conservation agencies, hacking & WfW groups, teachers E Produced by DWAF as a supporting resource for the Working for Water campaign (021) 441 2700, wfw@dwaf.gov.za CARA legislation made easy Booklet explaining the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (#43, 1983) as it relates to categories of weeds To inform the public of the legal requirements to eradicate invasive alien plants General public, educators, land managers, conservationists, policy makers E Distributed by Working for Water WeedBuster programme – weedbuster@dwaf.gov.za; www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/wfw/ Tel: 0800 005 376 DIY guide to clearing invasive alien plants Tree-shaped fold-out brochure on four ways of eradicating alien plants (manual, mechanical, chemical, bio control) To inform the public of methods used to eradicate invasive alien plants General public, educators, land managers, conservationists, policy makers E Distributed by Working for Water WeedBuster programme – wfw@dwaf.gov.za; www- dwaf.pwv.gov.za/wfw/ Tel: 0800 005 376 Nature’s Valley invasive plants: Why exterminate?

Information booklet identifying the alien plants of Nature’s Valley and how to eradicate them Encourage participation in controlling invasive alien plants Residents and visitors E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (above) Waarom moet ons werk vir water Comic pamphlet on the need to remove nvasive alien plants

42 Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Agricultural Research Council http://www.arc.agric.za ARC Publications, e.g. Invasive alien plants Information on ARC Enviro (Environmental Management Programme) promoting environmentally friendly agricultural research and the implementation of sustainable farming practices Botanical Society of South Africa http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za Background information, news, membership, branches and publications / bookshop of Botanical Society; mail orders from the Botanical Society Bookshop CapeNature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages. City of Cape Town http://www.capetown.gov.za Information on City of Cape Town’s Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), sectoral strategies and annual State of the Environment report; Very useful links page providing web addresses for: Animal-, Botanical-, Marine & Environmental Conservation & Management, Government Bodies, Local Agenda 21, Museums, State of the Environment (SoE) Reports, Tourism Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) http://www.biodiv.org Information on the UN Convention and related thematic programmes, e.g. agricultural biodiversity, dry and sub-humid lands biodiversity, Cross- cutting issues: alien species, benefit sharing, climate change, sustainable use, tourism, etc.

Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) http://www.csir.co.za Environmentek: Environmental branch of CSIR focuses on biophysical aspects of sustainable development; lists services offered, e.g. catchment management, ecosystem management, environmental economics Department of http://www.environment.gov.za/ Information on / links to DEA&T projects, e.g. CoastCare, CITES, State

43 Environmental Affairs & Tourism of the Environment, World Heritage Convention Programme, National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan; Environmental maps & graphics; EnviroInfo; National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment Department of Water Affairs & Forestry http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/ Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme, Breede River Basin Study, SA River Health Programme, Water Plan for the Western Cape, Working for Water Programme Government Notices : Related to the National Water Act, Catchment Management, etc.

Global Invasive Species Programme http://www.gisp.org Organisation developing global strategies to control the spread of invasive alien species National Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.agric.za Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including: Alien plants & why to eradicate) Policy documents South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria) State of the Environment (South Africa) http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/ National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at: http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm Ukuvuka http://www.ukuvuka.org.za Information on the Santam / Cape Argus Ukuvuka: Operation Firestop Project, initiated in response to the devastating wildfires on the Cape Peninsula, January 2000 Western Cape Department http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/y News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the

44 of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning ourgovernment/gsc/406 provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity ManagementServices provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation Wildlife & Environment Society of SA (WESSA) http://www.wildlifesociety.org.za Information on membership, projects and publications, e.g. African Wildlife and EnviroKids Working for Water Programme http://www.dwaf.gov.za/wfw/ Information on the problem and eradication of invasive alien plants; list of available resource materials; links to websites

45 14. Fires & Fire Management Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution House fires: Are you prepared? Pamphlet with fire preparedness tips Produced after the 2000 veld fires in Cape Town to inform the public of ways of avoiding house fires Householders E Distributed by Ukuvuka: Operation Firestop programme; info@ukuvuka.org.za www.ukuvuka.org.za Tel: 0800 005 376 Nature’s Valley interpretive signs Digitally produced full- colour information sheets on fire in fynbos; Provide information in the nature reserve and botanical garden General public E Nature’s Valley Trust (above) Mountain of the sea Ecology of Table Mountain, including fire and post-fire succession (50 min video) Covers general fynbos biology & ecology General public E Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures, Cape Town pelpic@iafrica.com Working on fire Mmaditsela: fires stop with you Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Agricultural Research Council http://www.arc.agric.za ARC Publications, e.g. Invasive alien plants Information on ARC Enviro (Environmental Management Programme) promoting environmentally friendly agricultural research and the implementation of sustainable farming practices City of Cape Town http://www.capetown.gov.za Information on City of Cape Town’s Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), sectoral strategies and annual State of the Environment report; Very useful links page providing web addresses for: Animal-, Botanical-,

46 Marine & Environmental Conservation & Management, Government Bodies, Local Agenda 21, Museums, State of the Environment (SoE) Reports, Tourism, etc. Council for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) http://www.csir.co.za Environmentek: Environmental branch of CSIR focuses on biophysical aspects of sustainable development; lists services offered, e.g. catchment management, ecosystem management, environmental economics National Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.agric.za Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including: Alien plants & why to eradicate) Policy documents South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme, Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria) Ukuvuka http://www.ukuvuka.org.za Information on the Santam / Cape Argus Ukuvuka: Operation Firestop Project, initiated in response to the devastating wildfires on the Cape Peninsula, January 2000

47 15. Pollution Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution City of Cape Town Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy schools’ workbook Colouring-in book with three Intermediate Phase lesson plan exemplars, dealing with environmental issues. Intermediate phase lessons on Penguins (NS), Air pollution (LO) and Alien trees (SS) Teachers & Learners E Distributed to schools by City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284 enviro@capetown.gov.za Mini-SASS Sheets Sheet showing categories of freshwater pollution indicator organisms Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R11 for 5 sheets

48 16. Urban Greening Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution Green living guidelines: Nature’s Valley Information sheet on sustainable living practices for Nature’s Valley Promote ecologically sensitive practices Residents and visitors E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za Plant indigenous – it’s the wise thing to do Information booklet on indigenous plants suitable for gardens in the Plettenberg Bay / Nature’s Valley areas Promote indigenous gardening Residents E Bietou Twig of the Botanical Society of SA, reprinted by Nature’s Valley Trust (above) Discovering indigenous healing plants of the herb & fragrance gardens at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Dyson, A. 1998. NBI, Cape Town.

One-colour, A5 booklet providing line drawings & information on the distribution, uses and cultivation of indigenous healing herbs and shrubs. Most from the CFR. Identification of plants and their uses; notes on how to cultivate them. Accessible background information to prepare learning programmes on indigenous healing plants. General public, teachers, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop, Kirstenbosch; Gold Fields EE Centre (021) 799 8670 Guidelines for indigenous vegetation restoration following invasion by alien plants. Holmes, P. 2000. CSIR, Stellenbosch. Detailed information on methods of controlling alien plants and restoring indigenous vegetation after alien clearing. Information for Fynbos, Grassland, Savanna and arid zones.

Ecological restoration projects in fynbos Land managers, conservationists, developers E CSIR Environmentek, PO Box 320 Stellenbosch 7599; (021) 888 2400

49 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 16. Urban Greening Hands-on soil and compost life.3rd edition. Van den Berg, I & Ngcobo, H. 1992. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in compost & leaf litter. Guide to support ecological studies of decomposer organisms. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net R15 Veldkos: A guide to the useful wild plants growing in the Hout Bay Museum garden. Wormser, P. 1983. Friends of the Hout Bay Museum Society, Hout Bay.

A4 booklet with stylised line drawings and brief information on the uses of a range of useful plants from the Fynbos biome. Brief background information; guide to plants of the Hout Bay Museum garden. General public, educators E, A Available from the Hout Bay Museum (021) 790 3270 Cost R5 Arbor day Booklet of activity ideas appropriate for Arbor Day lessons Activity ideas for teachers and EE providers to support Arbor Week lessons Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931 R20 Greening South African schools Indigenous greening manual + lesson plan ideas for GET using the RNCS Support materials for NBI’s greening programme; also making ideas more widely available. Teachers, EE providers E Distributed via NBI workshops and through Share Net (033) 330 3931 R44

50 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 16. Urban Greening Life Sciences modules for Grade 10 4 draft curriculum modules (e.g. Env. Sustainability; IK & Conservation; Biodiversity & sustainable living; Ecology research project) Learning activities with clear curriculum links in Life Sciences Teachers E, A Developed by Annemarie Gebhardt, Curriculum Advisor EMDC South Cape / Karoo 083 301 3248 Plants in our environment Information and learning activities on plants, developed with southern Cape teachers Promote learning about indigenous plants and the environment Teachers & EE providers E Developed and distributed by Garden Route Botanical Garden (044) 874 1249 Hands-on schoolyard life. Christians, D. 1993. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in school grounds Guide to support EE programmes in school grounds.

Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net R15 Teaching the topic Plants (PSP) Variety of classroom activities on plants, e.g. growing plants; reproduction; classification, food. Curriculum support Primary Science Teachers E Distributed by Western Cape Primary Science Programme PO Box 529 Howard Place 7450; (021) 691 9039 info@psp.org.za www.psp.org.za

51 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 16. Urban Greening Learning for sustainable living Book of information and activities covering six themes (ecology, water, air, soil, energy, population) Cross-curricular environmental education for intermediate to senior phase learners Teachers, EE providers E Developed and distributed by BirdLife SA (011) 789 1122 The organic classroom Curriculum-related lesson activities for Foundation Phase based on various permaculture-related themes.

Linking the foundation phase classroom to permaculture action projects in the school grounds Foundation phase teachers; environmental educators E Distributed by SEED (021) 447 7686 & Share Net (033) 330 3931 R25 Flower Valley Sustainable harvesting modules (in prep.) Sustainable harvesting of wild fynbos on the Agulhas Plain, ecology, plant identification, marketing, legal aspects, etc.; Resource pack to include curriculum guidelines, information, learning activities, supporting materials Accredited course for flower pickers, supervisors and land managers on the Agulhas Plain. Flower picking industry, land managers, harvesters, conservationists, educators E, A, (X – later) Flower Valley Conservation Trust; Gabbi Cook: gcook@flowervalley.co.za (028) 388 0915 Mitchell’s Plain educators Electronic database of teachers in Mitchell’s Plain schools Networking, developing school- based environmental programmes Environmental organisations, teachers n/a Contact Theo Manuel, DWAF, (021) 950 7118 manuelt@dwaf.gov.za

52 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 16. Urban Greening Share Net address book Address book of people involved in developing environmental education resource materials in southern Africa Networking, sharing information, getting assistance Environmental educators, resource material developers E Contact Share Net (033) 330 3931 EnviroTeach Environmental education magazine; each edition has articles, activities and resources on a particular theme Provides information, activity ideas and curriculum materials on various environmental topics Educators E Distributed by IHS South Africa, PO Box 7870, Johannesburg 2000. (011) 835 2221 C.A.P.E. 2007. “How Green is Your Footprint Poster C.A.P.E C.A.P.E. 2007. “How Green is Your Footprint Pamphlets C.A.P.E Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Agricultural Research Council http://www.arc.agric.za ARC Publications, e.g. crop growing.Information on ARC Enviro (Environmental Management Programme) promoting environmentally friendly agricultural research and the implementation of sustainable farming practices Food & Trees for Africa http://www.trees.co.za Information on Food & Trees for Africa’s programmes, including permaculture, urban greening, EduPlant competition, and activities relating

53 to Arbor Week National Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.agric.za Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including: Alien plants & why to eradicate) Policy documents National Education Department http://education.pwv.gov.za Projects, Policies, Curriculum documents South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s National Schools Greening Programme. SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria)

54 17. Indigenous Medicinal, Food & Economically Useful Plants Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution Discovering indigenous healing plants of the herb & fragrance gardens at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Dyson, A. 1998. NBI, Cape Town. One-colour, A5 booklet providing line drawings & information on the distribution, uses and cultivation of indigenous healing herbs and shrubs. Most from the CFR. Identification of plants and their uses; General public, teachers, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop, Kirstenbosch; Gold Fields EE Centre (021) 799 8670 Fat plants and thin plants. (Vetplante en skraal plante) Herron, M & McGibbon, L. 2004. SKEP. George.

A5 booklet introducing 8 plant types of the Klein Karoo, with learning activities & curriculum links. To support outdoor education in the succulent karoo biome. Educators, learners, general public E, A Margaret Herron: herron@telkomsa.net Lorraine McGibbon, GREEN wessa.sc@mweb.co.za Veldkos: A guide to the useful wild plants growing in the Hout Bay Museum garden. Wormser, P. 1983. Friends of the Hout Bay Museum Society, Hout Bay. A4 booklet with stylised line drawings and brief information on the uses of a range of useful plants from the Fynbos biome.

Brief background information; guide to plants of the Hout Bay Museum garden. General public, educators E, A Available from the Hout Bay Museum (021) 790 3270 Plant Indigenous – It’s the wise thing to do A4 Booklet: Indigenous gardening Information on indigenous gardening for home people in an around Nature’s Valley People in and around Nature’s Valley A Nature’s Valley Trust office, SANParks office FREE

55 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) La ng’ s Availability / distribution Our Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Annotated bird’s eye view of Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve area showing value and uses Produced by KOBIO, CNC & WWF-SA to educate about and promote Biosphere concept EE providers; conservation agencies, teachers, public E Kogelberg Biosphere Association; Contact Gonald Present, CapeNature gpresent@kingsley.co.za Discovering hidden treasures on the Cape Flats Pamphlets on the location of core flora conservation sites on the Cape Flats, explaining why these are important and how to help conserve them General awareness raising General public, educators, EE providers, conservationists E, A, X Produced and distributed by City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284, enviro@capetown.gov.za

56 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks Nature’s Valley Fynbos Reserve Information pamphlet on the importance and management of the reserve Promote understanding of the reserve and its management Residents and visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za Table Mountain National Park information pamphlets Z-folds on Cape of Good Hope, Silvermine, Boulders, bird list, etc. Visitor information, maps General public E Available from Table Mountain National Park head office and access points (021) 701 8692 The Tygerberg Hills: A special place Information pamphlet on the Tygerberg Nature Reserve and its Friends group Promotion of the Nature Reserve General public E Tygerberg Nature Reserve: (021) 938 8520, hestelle.melville @capetown.gov.za Wamkelikile – Welcome – Welkom to the Garden Route Botanical Garden Self-guided trail pamphlet for the Garden Route Botanical Garden, George To interpret the main areas of the Garden Visitors E, A, X Garden Route Botanical Garden, 49 Caledon Street, George Tel (044) 874 1558 scherb@pixie.co.za Discovering indigenous forests at Kirstenbosch.

Argent, S & Loedolff, J. 1997. NBI & UCT Press, Cape Town. One-colour book on the ecology and history of the Afromontane forests at Kirstenbosch. Background text that is relevant to school users and hikers alike. General public, teachers, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop

57 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’ s Availability / distribution 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks Discovering the Knysna estuary: Some activities for learners. Warnick, J & Lockyear, J. (undated) Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa. A5 booklet with information and activities relating to the Knysna estuary. Children’s activities, mainly for holiday times. Children and families. E Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Monty gets lost: Kirstenbosch tales. Corbett, A. 1995. Ali Corbett, Cape Town. Story of a mongoose and its friends at Kirstenbosch. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett. (021) 790 6067, www.capeforkids.com Monty on Table Mountain. Corbett, A. 2003. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay. Story of a mongoose and its friends on Table Mountain.

Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett. Monty’s picnic with the penguins. Corbett, A. 2002. Cape for Kids, Hout Bay. Story of a mongoose and its friends at Boulders Beach penguin colony. Story book or supporting text for visits by young children to Kirstenbosch. Supports Ali Corbett’s puppet show company. Young children, parents, EE providers, educators E Self-published: available from Botanical Society bookshop or Ali Corbett.

58 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks Table Mountain: A natural history. Pauw, A & Johnson, S. 1999. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg. Full colour coffee table publication on Table Mountain’s natural history. Very useful background text with excellent examples of ecology of fynbos and forest. General public E Bookstores, Botanical Society bookshop Ericas of the Cape Peninsula. Oliver, I & Oliver, T. 2000. NBI & Protea Atlas Project, Cape Town. A6 pocket field guide with line drawings, distribution maps and descriptions.

Pocket guide to identify ericas of the Cape Peninsula in the field. General public, hikers, conservationists, biologists, EE providers. E Botanical Society bookshop Can be orderd Mountains in the sea: Table Mountain to Cape Point. Yeld, J & Barker, M. 2004. SANParks, Constantia. Richly illustrated photographic field guide to the natural and cultural history of Table Mountain National Park. Very informative field guide. General public, e.g. tourists, hikers, teachers, EE providers. E Bookstores, TMNP; Available from the Park at a special price for educators (R30) (021) 701 8692 A status report of Nature’s Valley, the neighbouring communities and surrounding areas Environmental report on the Nature’s Valley area, December 2002 Information to support sustainable management of the township Residents, planners, developers, conservationists E, A Nature’s Valley Trust nvalley@worldonline.co.za

59 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks Gold Fields EE Centre, Kirstenbosch (SANBI) worksheets Variety of learning programmes & learning support materials on botanical garden-based themes, e.g. plants & people; biodiversity walk; travel & tourism Garden-based school visit programme for learners (all grades) Teachers & learners E, A, X Provided as part of a guided school visit to Kirstenbosch – not available to general public without an appointment (021) 799 8670 Knysna Lakes worksheets Worksheets on a variety of topics for different grades Schools E, A Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Mike Woods Environmental Education Centre worksheets Learning programmes and worksheets for a number of grades and topics relevant to the Helderberg Nature Reserve Nature reserve-based school visit programme (e.g. fynbos ecology & uses, freshwater ecology) Schools E, A Mike Woods EE Centre, Helderberg Nature Reserve: (021) 852 8831 Wilderness National Park activity booklet A5 booklet with I activities relating to the Knysna estuary.

Children’s activities, mainly for holiday times. Children and families. E Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Snakes & Ladders Home made board game with clues relating to the Knysna estuary and environmental issues Children’s activities Children and families A Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Checklist of birds of Nature’s Valley A6 booklet with list of birds Enable monitoring of birds Interested public E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za

60 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution 18. Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves & National Parks City slickers Amusing story of a pair of African penguins at the Boulders colony, and their interactions with people (53 min video) Covers the biology and conservation of African penguins in the form of a story. General public E Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures, Cape Town pelpic@iafrica.com Hoerikwaggo: people of the mountain Relation between people and Table Mountain over the centuries (Video & DVD) Covers historical and current interactions and issues General public E Contact Table Mountain National Park: (021)701 8692 Treasure hunt of plants A4 posters Trail in the botanical garden on plants Childre E NVTrust office, FREE Interpretive Signage A3 posters around in Nature’s Valley, also in the small botanical garden in Nature’s Valley Provide information on plants in the area (erica’s, proteas,etc), birds, trees, etc.

Adults and children E Nature’s Valley Trust office FREE Mountain of the sea Ecology of Table Mountain, including fire and post-fire succession (50 min video) Covers general fynbos biology & ecology General public E Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures, Cape Town pelpic@iafrica.com Nature’s News / Nuus Newsletter of the Nature’s Valley Trust: 3 per annum Local news, project updates and residents’ issues Residents & visitors to Nature’s Valley E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za Veld & Flora Quarterly magazine of the Botanical Society of South Africa Popular articles on indigenous botany, horticulture and ecology Botanical Society members; Plant- loving public E (A) Botanical Society of SA Tel: (021) 797 2090

61 Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Botanical Society of South Africa http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za Background information, news, membership, branches and publications / bookshop of Botanical Society; mail orders from the Botanical Society Bookshop Cape Nature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on Cape Nature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages.

City of Cape Town www.capetown.gov.za/environment Wolfgat Nature Reserve Brochure, Edith Stephens Wetland Park Brochure, Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve Brochure, Harmony Flats Nature Reserve Brochure, Cape Town Nature Reserves Map, Blaauwberg Conservation Area Brochure, False Bay Ecology Park Brochure (free) Department of Water Affairs & Forestry http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/ Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme, Breede River Basin Study, SA River Health Programme, Water Plan for the Western Cape, Working for Water Programme Government Notices : Related to the National Water Act, Catchment Management, etc.

Eastern Cape Province: Department of Economic Affairs, Environment & Tourism http://www.ecprov.gov.za Information and news about environmental affairs in the Eastern Cape and game and nature reserves in the EC. South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA National Botanical Gardens SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria)

62 (NBI) South African National Parks http://www.parks-sa.co.za Information on national parks in South Africa and the Cape Floristic Region South African Tourism information http://www.southafrica.info Information for visitors on game reserves, nature reserves, national parks and botanical gardens in South Africa. Table Mountain National Park http://www.cpnp.co.za/ Introductory information on the Table Mountain National Park Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/yo urgovernment/gsc/406 News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management; Pollution & Waste Management; Services provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation

63 19. Environmental Education and Activities Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution The Hobbit Trail Self-guided trail for children in the Tsitsikamma Forest, with activities to do at 5 Hobbit Posts Promote enjoyment of the Nature’s Valley forest Young visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531 6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za Treasure Route: Phyl Martin Park Self-guided trail for children with 10 clues (rhymes) for children to guess Promote enjoyment of the Nature’s Valley botanical garden Young visitors E, A Nature’s Valley Trust (above) Creative encounters: A collection of hands-on activities. Norris Jones, R. Undated. Share-Net, Howick.

A5 Share-Net booklet; games and activities to encourage experiential learning, mainly in outdoor settings. Useful when preparing fieldwork experiences, mainly in natural areas. Teachers, EE providers. E Share-Net, Howick (033) 330 3931 Discovering the Knysna estuary: Some activities for learners. Warnick, J & Lockyear, J. (undated) Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa. A5 booklet with information and activities relating to the Knysna estuary. Children’s activities, mainly for holiday times. Children and families. E Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Fat plants and thin plants. (Vetplante en skraal plante) Herron, M & McGibbon, L. 2004. SKEP. George.

A5 booklet introducing 8 plant types of the Klein Karoo, with learning activities & curriculum links. To support outdoor education in the succulent karoo biome. Educators, learners, general public E, A Margaret Herron: herron@telkomsa.net Lorraine McGibbon, GREEN wessa.sc@mweb.co.za

64 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution 19. Environmental Education and Activities Guidelines for indigenous vegetation restoration following invasion by alien plants. Holmes, P. 2000. CSIR, Stellenbosch. Detailed information on methods of controlling alien plants and restoring indigenous vegetation after alien clearing. Information for Fynbos, Grassland, Savanna and arid zones. Ecological restoration projects in fynbos Land managers, conservationists , developers E CSIR Environmentek, PO Box 320 Stellenbosch 7599; (021) 888 2400 How to start a garden with only a few cents. Abalimi Bezekhaya. 1999. Juta, Cape Town.

Guide to low-cost food gardening on the Cape Flats. Greening / urban agriculture programmes General public, home gardeners, food gardening coordinators E, A, X Botanical Society bookshop, Abalimi Bezekhaya (021) 447 1256 Making meaning: Trail tips for environmental educators. Roff, J. 1995. Share-Net, Howick. A5 Share-Net booklet on how to run an interpretive trail; includes preparation and trail activities. Useful when preparing a guided trail, mainly in natural areas. Teachers, EE providers, tour guides. E Share-Net, Howick (033) 330 3931 Your A-Z dictionary of environmental words Dictionary giving definitions of words often used in the environmental field Make environmental terminology more accessible General public, schools, project staff E, A, X City of Cape Town: Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284, enviro@capetown.gov.za

65 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution 19. Environmental Education and Activities City of Cape Town Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy schools’ workbook Colouring-in book with three Intermediate Phase lesson plan exemplars, dealing with environmental issues. Intermediate phase lessons on Penguins (NS), Air pollution (LO) and Alien trees (SS) Teachers & Learners E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment City of Cape Town State of the Environment schools’ workbook Colouring-in book with three Foundation Phase lesson plans, dealing with SoE issues.

Foundation phase lessons linked to Literacy, Numeracy and Life Skills Teachers & Learners E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment Creative encounters Booklet of creative activities for outdoor education settings Activity ideas for educators planning outdoor environmental lessons Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per copy Forest fun Booklet of ideas for teaching about forests Activity ideas for teachers and EE providers on forests Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R27 per copy Greening South African schools Indigenous greening manual + lesson plan ideas for GET using the RNCS Support materials for NBI’s greening programme; also making ideas more widely available.

Teachers, EE providers E Distributed via NBI workshops and through Share Net (033) 330 3931 R44 Hadeda Island curriculum pack Pack of curriculum guidelines and supporting materials integrating ecological and political literacy Cross-curricular environmental / democracy education activity ideas for educators Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R150 per copy

66 19. Environmental Education and Activities Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution Learning for sustainable living Book of information and activities covering six themes (ecology, water, air, soil, energy, population) Cross-curricular environmental education for intermediate to senior phase learners Teachers, EE providers E Developed and distributed by BirdLife SA (011) 789 1122 Making meaning – trail tips Booklet of tips on leading an interpretive trail Guidance on creative approaches to interpretive trails for educators and guides Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per copy Natural Sciences modules for Grade 7 4 draft curriculum modules (e.g. Classification; Biodiversity & indigenous knowledge) Learning activities with clear RNCS links in Natural Science Teachers E, A Developed by Annemarie Gebhardt, Curriculum Advisor EMDC South Cape / Karoo 083 301 3248 Plants in our environment Information and learning activities on plants, developed with southern Cape teachers Promote learning about indigenous plants and the environment Teachers & EE providers E Developed and distributed by Garden Route Botanical Garden (044) 874 1249 Primary Science Programme teacher workshop guides Variety of Curriculum Topics, e.g. Energy & Change; Life & Living; Matter & Materials; Earth & Beyond – Grades 4-7 Curriculum support – don’t generally relate to biodiversity conservation education (except: L&L Gd5: Diversity; Gd 6 & 7: Plants) Primary Science Teachers E Distributed by Western Cape Primary Science Programme PO Box 529 Howard Place 7450; (021) 691 9039 info@psp.org.za www.psp.org.za

67 19. Environmental Education and Activities Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution Soil is Life Booklet of ideas for teaching about soil across the curriculum Lesson ideas for teachers and EE providers on soil Teachers, EE providers E, A Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R20 per copy Teaching the topic Plants (PSP) Variety of classroom activities on plants, e.g. growing plants; reproduction; classification, food. Curriculum support Primary Science Teachers E Distributed by Western Cape Primary Science Programme PO Box 529 Howard Place 7450; (021) 691 9039 info@psp.org.za www.psp.org.za The greenhouse effect Booklet of ideas for teaching about the greenhouse effect across the curriculum Lesson ideas for teachers and EE providers on the greenhouse effect Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R30 per copy The organic classroom Curriculum-related lesson activities for Foundation Phase based on various permaculture- related themes.

Linking the foundation phase classroom to permaculture action projects in the school grounds Foundation phase teachers; environmental educators E Distributed by SEED (021) 447 7686 & Share Net (033) 330 3931 Water is life Booklet of ideas for teaching about water across the curriculum Activity ideas for teachers and EE providers on water Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R27 per copy

68 19. Environmental Education and Activities Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution National Coastal Monitoring Project: A guide to coastal adoption for teachers Bin of equipment with supporting booklet to enable monitoring of coastal ecosystems and processes Community-based coastal monitoring Coastcare groups, teachers E, A Coastcare project, WESSA (021) 701 1397 & DEAT (Marine & Coastal Management): (021) 402 3208 Centre for Conservation Education worksheets & lesson plans Variety of learning programmes and materials for GET environmental learning Support visits to the Education Museum, Tokai Arboretum, Table Mountain, rocky shores, Liesbeeck River Teachers and learners E, A Centre for Conservation Education, Wynberg (021) 762 1622 postmaster@cce.wcape.school. za City of Cape Town State of the Environment (SoE) schools’ workbook SoE themes, e.g.

biodiversity, role of conservation officers Colouring in book for younger learners (Foundation Phase) Teachers and young learners in the City of Cape Town E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment Eco Activities worksheets Variety of worksheets supporting classroom & fieldwork based lessons (e.g. adaptations, classification, aliens, freshwater systems) Mainly developed for natural areas in Cape Town, but adaptable to suit the requirements of the class Teachers & learners E Wendy Hitchcock, Eco Activities. Available in support of guided programmes only. (021) 712 3966, Hitchcock@mweb.co.za

69 19. Environmental Education and Activities Fynbos & our environment: Moehreeg Abader, Habibia Primary Fynbos ecology lesson plan for Senior Phase, based on C2005; Learners develop a power point presentation based on Internet research on Fynbos Produced as part of the School Environmental Policy project, 2001 Teachers E Ally Ashwell has originals (021) 788 2431; was distributed to WCED Curriculum Department & teachers through Youth Environmental School Knysna Lakes worksheets Worksheets on a variety of topics for different grades Schools E, A Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Gold Fields EE Centre, Kirstenbosch (SANBI) worksheets Variety of learning programmes & learning support materials on botanical garden-based themes, e.g. plants & people; biodiversity walk; travel & tourism Garden-based school visit programme for learners (all grades) Teachers & learners E, A, X Provided as part of a guided school visit to Kirstenbosch – not available to general public without an appointment (021) 799 8670 Plants and Flowers on the Cape Flats: Colouring-in book: Cape Flats flora: distribution, threats & opportunities Colouring-in book to raise awareness among younger learners Teachers & young learners on the Cape Flats E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment Wilderness National Park activity booklet A5 booklet with I activities relating to the Knysna estuary.

Children’s activities, mainly for holiday times. Children and families. E Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org

70 19. Environmental Education and Activities Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution The BEEP game Board game using dice & beans that reflects good and bad environmental behaviour Fun way of showing appropriate and inappropriate behaviour Children E, A, X Developed by the Garden Route Botanical Garden (044) 874 1249 Snakes & Ladders Home made board game with clues relating to the Knysna estuary and environmental issues Children’s activities Children and families A Lakes Area National Park PO Box 35 Wilderness, 6560 Tel (044) 877 0046, joslynw@sanparks.org Equipment for measuring weather conditions Handbook describing weather monitoring equipment and describing how to build low-cost equipment Enable the measurement of weather conditions EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R15 per copy Into Evaluation: A start- up resource File of guidelines and case studies on monitoring and evaluating environmental education & training projects, programmes & resources Produced to enable evaluation of EE projects in the City of Cape Town; available to EE partners EE providers in and beyond the City of Cape Town E Available from the education officer, City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department: (021) 487 2839 Lindie.buirski@capetown.gov. za Mini-SASS Sheets Sheet showing categories of freshwater pollution indicator organisms Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R11 for 5 sheets

71 19. Environmental Education and Activities Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution National Coastal Monitoring Project: Adopt a Beach Bin of equipment with supporting documentation to enable monitoring of coastal ecosystems and processes Community-based coastal monitoring Coastcare groups E, A Coastcare project, WESSA (021) 701 1397 & DEAT (Marine & Coastal Management): (021) 402 3208 SWAP starter kit Basic equipment to monitor the quality of freshwater resources Support monitoring of the health of freshwater systems EE providers, Teachers & learners, environmental groups E Available from Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R32 per kit EE & Training Database for projects, programmes & resource materials in the City of Cape Town List of City of Cape Town EE&T projects and materials, covering natural, social & built environment Promote collaboration between environmental projects in the City of Cape Town General public, environmental providers, schools, etc. E Out of date but once updated will be available as a download from www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment Environmental Education Friends Informal network of environmental educators in Cape Town Networking, sharing information on EE programmes and opportunities Environmental educators n/a e-mail database available from Mary Murphy, Polo and Friends: mary@poloandfriends.org EE resource Manual A4 File A manual on EE with sample lessons, etc. To assist educators with EE for learners Educators E NVTrust office Free Environmental Education EMDC South Cape / Karoo List of environmental education providers in the southern Cape and Karoo Networking, providing support for teachers Teachers, Environmental educators E, A Compiled by Annemarie Gebhardt, Curriculum Advisor: 083 301 3248

72 Environmental Resource Directory for the City of Cape Town List of Environmental service providers in the City of Cape Town Networking, project support, finding advice and resources General public, environmental providers, schools, etc. E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment A journey through time A4 booklet Trail for children on shell middens and history Children E NVTrust office, FREE

73 20. Databases / Directories Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution Enviropaedia Extensive environmental directory and encyclopaedia covering a wide range of topics Networking & up to date environmental information General public, educators, businesses, environmentalists E David Parry-Davies, Eco-Logic Publishing cc (021) 786 4311 GREEN Directory edition 1 – 2002/2003 List of Environmental service providers in the Garden Route and beyond Networking Educators, environmentalists in the Garden Route area E Produced by the Garden Route EE Network (GREEN) Forum (044) 874 1558 through SANParks (044) 877 0046 Helderberg Nature Reserve: Mike Woods EE resource lists Well catalogued EE & resource centre, with many books, magazines, posters, pictures, lesson plans & worksheets Project research (reference & lending sections); outdoor lesson preparation Teachers, learners, EE providers, general public E, A Visitors may copy or borrow materials from the resource centre: (021) 852 8831, mweec@absamail.co.za Imithi amayeza Network & database of people involved in healing with indigenous plants Networking, learning, sharing information Healers, botanists, interested public n/a Contact Yvette van Wijk, Garden Route Botanical Garden (044) 874 1558, yvwijk@pixie.co.za

74 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution 20. Databases / Directories Mitchell’s Plain educators Electronic database of teachers in Mitchell’s Plain schools Networking, developing school- based environmental programmes Environmental organisations, teachers n/a Contact Theo Manuel, DWAF, (021) 950 7118 manuelt@dwaf.gov.za Share Net address book Address book of people involved in developing environmental education resource materials in southern Africa Networking, sharing information, getting assistance Environmental educators, resource material developers E Contact Share Net (033) 330 3931 Share Net resource data base resource data base on environmental education resources on action series, water quality resources, enviro-picture building games/puzzles hands–on series beginners guides, EE and OBE resources, indigenous knowledge ,other resources, teachers’ guides Zulu- English field guides (short supplements) Shows all the resources that can be ordered from share net Environmental educators, resource material developers, schools E Wildlife Marketing Services (Pty) Ltd PO Box 394 Howick 3290 sharenet@wessa.co.za Fax (033) 330 4576 Tel: (033) 330 3931

75 Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lan g’s Availability / distribution 20. Databases / Directories Weskus EcoEd environmental education directory A5 booklet listing environmental education providers in the West Coast region (First edition 2001) Networking, project support, finding advice and resources Teachers, environmental educators E, A Compiled by Elaine Turner & Kevin Moore (SANParks); Contact Elaine Turner (022) 772 1478 Environmental Education Friends Informal network of environmental educators in Cape Town Networking, sharing information on EE programmes and opportunities Environmental educators n/a e-mail database available from Mary Murphy, Polo and Friends: mary@poloandfriends.org EE & Training Database for projects, programmes & resource materials in the City of Cape Town List of City of Cape Town EE&T projects and materials, covering natural, social & built environment Promote collaboration between environmental projects in the City of Cape Town General public, environmental providers, schools, etc.

E www.capetown.gov.za/environm ent Environmental Education EMDC South Cape / Karoo List of environmental education providers in the southern Cape and Karoo Networking, providing support for teachers Teachers, Environmental educators E, A Compiled by Annemarie Gebhardt, Curriculum Advisor: 083 301 3248 Environmental Resource Directory for the City of Cape Town List of Environmental service providers in the City of Cape Town Networking, project support, finding advice and resources General public, environmental providers, schools, etc.

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76 You’re a-Z dictionary of environmental words Dictionary giving definitions of words often used in the environmental field Make environmental terminology more accessible General public, schools, project staff E, A, X City of Cape Town: Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284, enviro@capetown.gov.za Cape Flats Nature booklet networking people and nature in the city Networking people and nature in the city – inspiration, issues and challenges C.A.P.E Handbook Conservation education: learning opportunities for careers in biodiversity conservation C.A.P.E .A.P.E. 2008. Careers in Conservation A curriculum-based resource for teaching, learning and assessment in Life Orientation for Grade 9 and Grade 12 learners. Version 1 of DVD.

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77 23. Newsletters / Magazines Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Language(s) Availability / distribution CAPE Action Newsletter of Cape Action for People & the Environment (CAPE) publishing fourtinightly News and networking CAPE partners and interested public E CAPE office or www.capeaction.org.za 021 799 8790 EnviroKids Environmental magazine for children – information, curriculum opportunities, puzzles, stories, etc. Broaden awareness and understanding of environmental concerns, and encourage involvement Children, parents and educators E Distributed to young members of WESSA; Tel (033) 330 3931 EnviroTeach Environmental education magazine; each edition has articles, activities and resources on a particular theme Provides information, activity ideas and curriculum materials on various environmental topics Educators E Distributed by IHS South Africa, PO Box 7870, Johannesburg 2000. (011) 835 2221 City of Cape Town Enviroworks Aug 2007 Vol 2/07 The City of Cape Town’s environmental newsletter public and strategic partners E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment City of Cape Town Enviroworks Feb 2007 Vol 1/07 The City of Cape Town’s environmental newsletter City staff, public and strategic partners E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment

78 City of Cape Town Enviroworks Aug 2006 Vol 2/06 The City of Cape Town’s environmental newsletter E www.capetown.gov.za/environ City of Cape Town Enviroworks Aug 2006 Vol 1/06 The City of Cape Town’s environmental newsletter City staff, public and strategic partners E www.capetown.gov.za/environ City of Cape Town Smart Living Handbook Information on how to live more sustainably in Cape Town City staff, General Public www.capetown.gov.za/environ City of Cape Town Serious about Sustainability DVD DVD covering general sustainability within the City of Cape Town, as well as biodiversity, climate change and disaster risk management General public, City of Cape Town staff Available on request from the Environmental Resource Mngt Dept Schools & Sustainability: The Eco Schools programme in South Africa Video using examples from Cape Town schools to explain how to participate in the Eco-Schools programme Training and inspiration Schools E Available from Share Net (033) 330 3931 The Enviropaedia: First Published – 2000 – updated & reprinted : 2002; 2004 ; 2006 – next update due 2009 A4 full colour book. Environmental Encyclopaedia and Networking Directory – specifically created for Southern Africa Educational and Commercial reference resource Educational and Commercial reference resource E Leading Bookshops + Direct via www.enviropaedia.com or 021 786 4311 R295.00 inc Vat + delivery in SA

79 The Enviropaedia: First Published – 2000 – updated & reprinted : 2002; 2004 ; 2006 – next update due 2009 Internet based Environmental Encyclopaedia & Networking Directory Educational and Commercial reference resource Educational and Commercial reference resource E www.enviropaedia.com FREE The Enviropaedia: First Published – 2000 – updated & reprinted : 2002; 2004 ; 2006 – next update due 2009 Enviropaedia Newsletter Current environmental affairs Educational and Commercial reference resource E FREE By request /subscription to info@enviropaedia.com C.A.P.E. e-News electronic newsletter published fortnightly C.A.P.E The Enviropaedia Environmental Encyclopaedia + Environmental Directory for Southern Africa Reference book + free access website www.enviropaedia.co m School Educators + University Students + Business Management + English Book Shops ( Exclusives & Wordsworths ) Or Direct via website www.enviropaedia.com or tel 021 786 3171

80 22. Organisational Websites & Information Resources Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Cape Action for People & Environment (CAPE) http://www.capeaction.org.za Information on CAPE projects and partners (useful links), with regular newsletters and updates. Examples of projects: Conservation Planning Unit, Blaauwberg Conservation Area, Mainstreaming biodiversity on the Cape Flats, Electronic access to herbarium data, C.A.P.E. Threatened Plants Programme CapeNature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages. City of Cape Town http://www.capetown.gov.za Information on City of Cape Town’s Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), sectoral strategies and annual State of the Environment report; Very useful links page providing web addresses for: Animal-, Botanical-, Marine & Environmental Conservation & Management, Government Bodies, Local Agenda 21, Museums, State of the Environment (SoE) Reports, Tourism, etc.

Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism http://www.environment.gov.za/ Information on / links to DEA&T projects, e.g. CoastCare, CITES, State of the Environment, World Heritage Convention Programme, National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan; Environmental maps & graphics; EnviroInfo; National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment Department of Water Affairs & Forestry http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/ Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme, Breede River Basin Study, SA River Health Programme, Water Plan for the Western Cape, Working for Water Programme Government Notices : Related to the National Water Act, Catchment Management, etc.

81 22. Organisational Websites & Information Resources Eastern Cape Province: Department of Economic Affairs, Environment & Tourism http://www.ecprov.gov.za Information and news about environmental affairs in the Eastern Cape Eco-Schools www.eco-schools.org National Eco-Schools Co-ordinator Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa P O Box 394, Howick, 3290 Tel: (033) 330 3931 Fax: (033) 330 4576 EnviroLEARN portal http://www.envirolearn.org.za Environmental education web portal managed by My Acre of Africa; Information on environment and the RNCS, Share Net resources, Enviro Facts, Environmental days, Eco-Schools; Opportunity to post EE resources Environmental Education & Resources Unit (EERU) http://www.bcb.uwc.ac.za/eeru/ This centre is based in the Cape Flats Nature Reserve at University of the Western Cape; the website lists the programmes offered and the materials available in the resource centre Food & Trees for Africa http://www.trees.co.za Information on Food & Trees for Africa’s programmes, including permaculture, urban greening, EduPlant competition, and activities relating to Arbor Week South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/ Information on botanical gardens EE programmes and the Greening the Nation schools indigenous greening programme.

South African National Parks http://www.parks-sa.co.za Project information, e.g. SANParks & Wetlands, Quagga Project, Extended Public Works Programme, Hoerikwaggo Trail Table Mountain National Park http://www.cpnp.co.za/ Introductory information on the Table Mountain National Park

82 Two Oceans Aquarium http://www.aquarium.co.za Information on the Aquarium and its programmes, e.g. education programmes for children and adults. Page of links to marine information sources Rhodes University http://www.ru.ac.za/ Information on Environmental Education & Sustainability Unit, Gold Fields EE Centre, Murray & Roberts Chair of EE and certificates, diplomas & degrees in environmental education and conservation education. Gold Fields Short Course in EE, Schools & Sustainability Certificate, ACE-EE, M.Ed-EE, Ph.D’s.

University of Stellenbosch http://www.sun.ac.za/ Information on EERU (EE Research Unit), degrees relating to EE. Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/ eng/yourgovernment/gsc/406 News and information on the EE resources and projects available from the organization. Wildlife & Environment Society of SA (WESSA) http://www.wildlifesociety.org.z a Information on membership, projects and publications, e.g. African Wildlife and EnviroKids Working for Water Programme http://www.dwaf.gov.za/wfw/ Information on the problem and eradication of invasive alien plants; list of available resource materials; links to websites WWF-SA http://www.panda.org.za Information on WWF-SA, its projects and trusts; newsletters and publications City of Cape Town General enquiries: 0860 103 089 Refuse Removal Cleaning and Disposal Services (including queries relating to drop-off facilities and reporting of illegal dumping). City of Cape Town’s Waste Wise Campaign www.wastewise.org.za. City of Cape Town sites www.capetown.gov.za/IWEX The Integrated Waste Exchange Programme was launched in May 2000 in a bid to reduce the amount of hazardous and general waste material entering

83 22. Organisational Websites & Information Resources The Institute of Waste Management www.iwmsa.co.za promotes environmentally-acceptable and cost-effective waste management with the aim of protecting the environment and South Africans from poor waste management The National Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism visit www.environment.gov.za has developed good waste manuals. Waste Management Directorate tel. 012 310 3911 The Fairest Cape Association www.fairestcape.co.za is a non-profit NGO operating in the Western Cape. It promotes a cleaner and healthier environment by enabling people to take responsibility for waste The Natural Step www.naturalstep.org/about/inter national.php#SouthAfrica puts the principles of sustainable development into practice by introducing the framework into organisations Institute for Zero Waste in Africa tel. 083 4717 276, e-mail zerowaste@iafrica

84 23. Conservation Planning and Management Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution Biodiversity Network for the City of Cape Town Pamphlet explaining the purpose and extent of the City of Cape Town’s biodiversity network Information to promote participation in biodiversity conservation in the City of Cape Town City businesses, conservationists, environmentalists E Available from the City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284, enviro@capetown.gov.za A status report of Nature’s Valley, the neighbouring communities and surrounding areas Environmental report on the Nature’s Valley area, December 2002 Information to support sustainable management of the township Residents, planners, developers, conservationists E, A Nature’s Valley Trust nvalley@worldonline.co.za Biodiversity strategy (City of CT) Strategy for conserving biodiversity in the City of Cape Town Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284; enviro@capetown.gov.za www.capetown.gov.za/enviro/e md Coastal zone strategy (City of CT) Strategy for conserving the coastal zone of the City of Cape Town Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment

85 IMEP: The environmental policy of the City of Cape Town Summary of the City of Cape Town’s environmental policy Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E www.capetown.gov.za/environ ment State-of-rivers report: Diep, Hout Bay, Lourens & Palmiet River systems 2003 CSIR report on the current ecological status of Cape Rivers, with recommendations as to rehabilitation Status report with recommendations for better river management Planners, decision-makers, researchers, educators E www.csir.co.za/rhp/ National Coastal Monitoring Project: A guide to coastal adoption for teachers Bin of equipment with supporting booklet to enable monitoring of coastal ecosystems and processes Community- based coastal monitoring Coastcare groups, teachers E, A Coastcare project, WESSA (021) 701 1397 & DEAT (Marine & Coastal Management): (021) 402 3208 Urban Conservancy Resource File A4 file on guidelines for urban conservancies Information for urban conservancies to be more enviro friendly People part of an Urban Conservancy E Nature’s Valley Trust office, Cape Nature FREE Conservation Education Local action for sustainable living brochure C.A.P.E

86 Conflict resolution and mediation toolbox 2007 CD C.A.P.E C.A.P.E. Conservation Education CD C.A.P.E C.A.P.E. Conservation stewardship CD C.A.P.E C.A.P.E. Conservation stewardship inligting/informat ion CD C.A.P.E Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Agricultural Research Council http://www.arc.agric.za ARC Publications, e.g. Invasive alien plants. Information on ARC Enviro (Environmental Management Programme) promoting environmentally friendly agricultural research and the implementation of sustainable farming practices.

Cape Nature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland ynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages. City of Cape Town http://www.capetown.gov.za Information on City of Cape Town’s Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), sectoral strategies and annual State of the Environment report; Very useful links page providing web addresses for: Animal-, Botanical-, Marine & Environmental Conservation & Management, Government Bodies, Local Agenda 21, Museums, State of the Environment (SoE) Reports, Tourism, etc.

Conservation Planning Unit (CPU) http://cpu.uwc.ac.za High quality, up to date biodiversity maps to guide sustainable planning and development, and to highlight conservation-worthy areas Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism http://www.environment.gov.za/ Information on / links to DEA&T projects, e.g. CoastCare, CITES, State of the Environment, World Heritage Convention Programme, National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan;

87 Environmental maps & graphics; EnviroInfo; National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment Department of Water Affairs & Forestry http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/ Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme, Breede River Basin Study, SA River Health Programme, Water Plan for the Western Cape, Working for Water Programme Government Notices : Related to the National Water Act, Catchment Management, etc. National Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.agric.za Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including: Alien plants & why to eradicate) Policy documents Rhodes University http://www.ru.ac.za Information on departments involved in biodiversity research, e.g. Botany, Environmental Science, Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Zoology and Entomology South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme, Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes. SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria) South African National Parks http://www.parks-sa.co.za Project information, e.g. SANParks & Wetlands, Quagga Project, Extended Public Works Programme, Hoerikwaggo Trail State of the Environment (South Africa) http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/n soer/ National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at: http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm University of Cape Town http://www.uct.ac.za/ Information on departments involved in biodiversity research, e.g. Avian Demography Unit, Biodiversity & Evolutionary Biology, Botany, Environmental & Geographical Sciences, Environmental Evaluation

88 Unit, Freshwater Research Unit, Institute for Plant Conservation, Marine Biology Research Institute, Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Small Mammal Research Unit, South African Bird Ringing Unit, Zoology Department University of Port Elizabeth http://www.upe.ac.za/ Information on departments involved in biodiversity research, e.g. Botany, Geography, Zoology, Institute for Environmental and Coastal Management, Terrestrial Ecology Research Unit University of Stellenbosch http://www.sun.ac.za/ Information on degrees relating to biodiversity, e.g. BA in Ontwikkeling en Omgewing; BSc in Biodiversiteit en Ekologie; BSc in Toegepaste Geoinformatika; BSc in Bosbou; BSc in Bewaarings Ekologie Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/ eng/yourgovernment/gsc/406 News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management; Pollution & Waste Management; Services provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation Wildlife & Environment Society of SA (WESSA) EC – Biodiversity Conservation Unit http://www.wildlifesociety.org.z a Information on the BCU projects. Contact us: 1st Floor, Havilland House Cnr Lawrence & Havelock Street, Central Hill, Port Elizabeth 6001 South Africa Tel: +27 (0) 41 5823361/7 Fax: +27 (0) 41 5823368

89 25. Soil, Erosion, Land Degradation Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution Hands-on soil and compost life.3rd edition. Van den Berg, I & Ngcobo, H. 1992. Share-Net, Howick Simple guide to some of the plants and animals commonly found in compost & leaf litter. Guide to support ecological studies of decomposer organisms. Teachers, EE providers E Share-Net Learning for sustainable living Book of information and activities covering six themes (ecology, water, air, soil, energy, population) Cross-curricular environmental education for intermediate to senior phase learners Teachers, EE providers E Developed and distributed by BirdLife SA (011) 789 1122 The organic classroom Curriculum-related lesson activities for Foundation Phase based on various permaculture- related themes.

Linking the foundation phase classroom to permaculture action projects in the school grounds Foundation phase teachers; environmental educators E Distributed by SEED (021) 447 7686 & Share Net (033) 330 3931 Soil is Life Booklet of ideas for teaching about soil across the curriculum Lesson ideas for teachers and EE providers on soil Teachers, EE providers E, A Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R27 per copy Enviro Facts sheets (Soil erosion) About 60 environmental fact sheets, with some relevant to the CFR EE research projects Teachers, learners, EE providers E Share-Net: (033) 330 3931, Pick ‘n Pay retail stores

90 People, biodiversity patterns & ecological processes: A learning resource for the succulent Klein Karoo. Herron, M & McGibbon, L. 2004. SKEP. George. A5 booklet introducing various aspects of Klein Karoo ecology, history and environmental issues. (Afrikaans: Vygies, volstruise en die vreemdelinge) To support environmental education in the succulent karoo biome. Educators, learners, general public E, A Margaret Herron: herron@telkomsa.net Lorraine McGibbon, GREEN wessa.sc@mweb.co.za Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Agricultural Research Council http://www.arc.agric.za ARC Publications, e.g. Invasive alien plants Information on ARC Enviro (Environmental Management Programme) promoting environmentally friendly agricultural research and the implementation of sustainable farming practices

91 25. Environmental Policy, Strategies & Legislation Title / Brief description Content focus Context of use Main user group(s) Lang’s Availability / distribution CARA legislation made easy Booklet explaining the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (#43, 1983) as it relates to categories of weeds To inform the public of the legal requirements to eradicate invasive alien plants General public, educators, land managers, conservationists, policy makers E Distributed by Working for Water WeedBuster programme – weedbuster@dwaf.gov.za; www- dwaf.pwv.gov.za/wfw/ Tel: 0800 005 376. Available end of May Nature’s Valley: Responsible marine resource use Information sheet with tide table on permit requirements, endangered species, etc. Promote ecologically fishing sensitive practices Residents and visitors E Nature’s Valley Trust (above) Biodiversity strategy (City of CT) Strategy for conserving biodiversity in the City of Cape Town Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E www.capetown.gov.za/environment Coastal zone strategy (City of CT) Strategy for conserving the coastal zone of the City of Cape Town Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E www.capetown.gov.za/environment

92 Environmental education & training strategy (City of CT) Strategy for EE&T in the City of Cape Town Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E City of Cape Town Environmental Management Department (021) 487 2284; enviro@capetown.gov.za www.capetown.gov.za/enviro/emd IMEP: The environmental policy of the City of Cape Town Summary of the City of Cape Town’s environmental policy Guiding document for City of Cape Town decision makers and staff City councillors, planners, staff and partner organisations E www.capetown.gov.za/environment Hadeda Island curriculum pack Pack of curriculum guidelines and supporting materials integrating ecological and political literacy Cross-curricular environmental / democracy education activity ideas for educators Teachers, EE providers E Distributed by Share-Net (033) 330 3931; R150 per copy Title / Brief description Website Address Comments Agricultural Research Council http://www.arc.agric.za ARC Publications, e.g. Invasive alien plants Information on ARC Enviro (Environmental Management Programme) promoting environmentally friendly agricultural research and the implementation of sustainable farming practices Cape Nature http://www.capenature.org.za Information on CapeNature’s reserves and research projects; On-line information brochures on a range of topics, e.g. Tortoises of the Western Cape, blue cranes, lowland fynbos, African black oystercatcher; Envirolinks: extensive links to other environmental web pages.

City of Cape Town http://www.capetown.gov.za Information on City of Cape Town’s Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), sectoral strategies and annual State of the Environment report; Very useful links page providing web addresses for: Animal-, Botanical-, Marine

93 & Environmental Conservation & Management, Government Bodies, Local Agenda 21, Museums, State of the Environment (SoE) Reports, Tourism, etc. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) http://www.biodiv.org Information on the UN Convention and related thematic programmes, e.g. agricultural biodiversity, dry and sub-humid lands biodiversity, marine & coastal biodiversity Cross-cutting issues: alien species, benefit sharing, climate change, indigenous knowledge, sustainable use, tourism, etc. Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism http://www.environment.gov.za/ Information on / links to DEA&T projects, e.g. CoastCare, CITES, State of the Environment, World Heritage Convention Programme, National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan; Environmental maps & graphics; EnviroInfo; National Spatial Biodiversity Assessment Department of Water Affairs & Forestry http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/ Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme, Breede River Basin Study, SA River Health Programme, Water Plan for the Western Cape, Working for Water Programme Government Notices : Related to the National Water Act, Catchment Management, etc.

National Department of Agriculture http://www.nda.agric.za Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including: Alien plants & why to eradicate) Policy documents South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – previously National Botanical Institute (NBI) http://www.sanbi.org.za http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica – information on SA biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme, Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from SANBI bookshop (Pretoria) South African National Parks http://www.parks-sa.co.za Project information, e.g. SANParks & Wetlands, Quagga Project, Extended Public Works Programme, Hoerikwaggo Trail

94 Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning http://www.capegateway.gov.za/e ng/yourgovernment/gsc/406 News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management; Pollution & Waste Management; Services provided; Research reports; Relevant legislation Wildlife & Environment Society of SA (WESSA) http://www.wildlifesociety.org.za Information on membership, projects and publications, e.g. African Wildlife and EnviroKids Working for Water Programme http://www.dwaf.gov.za/wfw/ Information on the problem and eradication of invasive alien plants; list of available resource materials; links to websites