Conservation education - Sustainable living, learning and local action - SANBI

 
Conservation education - Sustainable living, learning and local action - SANBI
conservation education
                    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

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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

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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

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

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

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Title / Brief          Content focus           Context of use        Main user group(s)    Language        Availability / distribution
description                                                                                   (s)
1.      Coastal & Marine Ecosystem
Centre for         Variety of learning       Support visits to    Teachers and learners    E, A       Centre for Conservation Education,
Conservation       programmes and            the Education                                            Wynberg
Education          materials for GET         Museum, Tokai                                            (021) 762 1622
worksheets &       environmental learning    Arboretum, Table                                         postmaster@cce.wcape.school.za
lesson plans                                 Mountain, rocky
                                             shores, Liesbeeck
                                             River
National Coastal   Bin of equipment with     Community-based      Coastcare groups         E, A       Coastcare project, WESSA (021) 701
Monitoring         supporting                coastal monitoring                                       1397 & DEAT (Marine & Coastal
Project: Adopt a   documentation to                                                                   Management): (021) 402 3208
Beach              enable monitoring of
                   coastal ecosystems and
                   processes
City slickers      Amusing story of a pair   Covers the biology General public             E          Trevor de Kock, Pelican Pictures,
                   of African penguins at    and conservation of                                      Cape Town
                   the Boulders colony,      African penguins in                                      pelpic@iafrica.com
                   and their interactions    the form of a story.
                   with people (53 min
                   video)
Nature’s Valley:   Information sheet with    Promote              Residents and visitors   E          Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531
Responsible        tide table on permit      ecologically fishing                                     6820, nvalley@worldonline.co.za
marine resource    requirements,             sensitive practices
use                endangered species,
                   etc.

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

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

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Title / Brief description         Content focus                 Context of use            Main user       Lang(s)   Availability / distribution
                                                                                          group(s)
2. Freshwater Ecosystems & Water
Hands-on stream & pond Simple guide to some of           Guide to support ecological   Teachers, EE       E         Share-Net 033 330 3931
life. Umgeni Valley       the plants and animals         studies and monitoring of     providers                    Sharenet @wessa.co.za
Project. 1991. Share-Net, commonly found in              freshwater ecosystems.                                     R15
Howick                    streams and ponds

State-of-rivers report:     CSIR report on the current   Status report with            Planners,          E         www.csir.co.za/rhp/
Diep, Hout Bay, Lourens     ecological status of Cape    recommendations for better    decision-makers,
& Palmiet River systems     Rivers, with                 river management              researchers,
2003                        recommendations as to                                      educators
                            rehabilitation
Water is life               Booklet of ideas for         Activity ideas for teachers   Teachers, EE       E         Distributed by Share-Net
                            teaching about water         and EE providers on water     providers                    (033) 330 3931; R20 per
                            across the curriculum                                                                   copy
Eco Activities              Variety of worksheets        Mainly developed for natural Teachers &          E         Wendy Hitchcock, Eco
worksheets                  supporting classroom &       areas in Cape Town, but      learners                      Activities. Available in
                            fieldwork based lessons      adaptable to suit the                                      support of guided
                            (e.g. adaptations,           requirements of the class                                  programmes only. (021)
                            classification, aliens,                                                                 712 3966,
                            freshwater systems)                                                                     Hitchcock@mweb.co.za

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Mini-SASS Sheets             Sheet showing categories      Support monitoring of the         EE providers,       E         Available from Share-Net
SET OF 5                     of freshwater pollution       health of freshwater systems      Teachers &                    (033) 330 3931; R11 for 5
                             indicator organisms                                             learners,                     sheets
                                                                                             environmental                 R8
                                                                                             groups
SWAP starter kit             Basic equipment to            Support monitoring of the         EE providers,       E         Available from Share-Net
                             monitor the quality of        health of freshwater systems      Teachers &                    (033) 330 3931; R20 per
                             freshwater resources                                            learners,                     kit
                                                                                             environmental
                                                                                             groups
Salt River Trail             A4 booklet                    A trail for children at the       Children            E         Nature’s Valley Trust
                                                           river educating them on                                         Office
                                                           rivers, water cycle, etc.
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          http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/                   National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos
(South Africa)                                                                           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

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

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Title / Brief description           Content focus                    Context of use               Main user       Lan         Availability /
                                                                                                  group(s)        g(s)        distribution
3. Mountains
Table Mountain National     Z-folds on Cape of Good     Visitor information,        General public         E      Available from Table
Park information            Hope, Silvermine,           maps                                                      Mountain National Park head
pamphlets                   Boulders, bird list, etc.                                                             office and access points (021)
                                                                                                                  701 8692
Monty on Table              Story of a mongoose and     Story book or supporting    Young children,        E      Self-published: available from
Mountain. Corbett, A.       its friends on Table        text for visits by young    parents, EE                   Botanical Society bookshop or
2003. Cape for Kids,        Mountain.                   children to Kirstenbosch.   providers, educators          Ali Corbett.
Hout Bay.                                               Supports Ali Corbett’s
                                                        puppet show company.
Table Mountain: A           Full colour coffee table    Very useful background      General public         E      Bookstores, Botanical Society
natural history. Pauw, A    publication on Table        text with excellent                                       bookshop
& Johnson, S. 1999.         Mountain’s natural          examples of ecology of                                    R265
Fernwood Press,             history.                    fynbos and forest.
Vlaeberg.
Cederberg, Clanwilliam      Photographic field guide    Very useful field guide.    General public, e.g.   E, A   Bookstores, Botanical Society
& Biedouw Valley. SA        arranged by plant family.                               tourists, hikers,             bookshop
Wild flower guide 10.                                                               teachers, EE                  R160
Van Rooyen, G. & Steyn,                                                             providers.
H. 1999. Botanical
Society of SA,
Kirstenbosch.
Hottentots Holland to       Photographic field guide    Very useful field guide.    General public, e.g.   E, A   Bookstores, Botanical Society
Hermanus. SA Wild           arranged by plant family.                               tourists, hikers,             bookshop (English out of
flower guide Southern                                                               teachers, EE                  print) R45
Overberg.81997.                                                                     providers.

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Title / Brief description        Content focus                Context of use        Main user group(s)      Lan      Availability / distribution
                                                                                                            g(s)
3. Mountains
Mountains in the sea:        Richly illustrated          Very informative field     General public, e.g.    E      Bookstores, TMNP; Available
Table Mountain to Cape       photographic field guide    guide.                     tourists, hikers,              from the Park at a special price
Point. Yeld, J & Barker,     to the natural and                                     teachers, EE                   for educators (R30) (021) 701
M. 2004. SANParks,           cultural history of Table                              providers.                     8692
Constantia.                  Mountain National Park.
Southern Overberg. SA       Photographic field guide     Very useful field guide.   General public, e.g.    E      Bookstores, Botanical Society
Wild flower guide 8.        arranged by plant family.                               tourists, hikers,              bookshop
Mustart, P, Cowling, R &                                                            teachers, EE
Albertyn, J. 1997.                                                                  providers.
Botanical Society of SA,
Kirstenbosch.
Hoerikwaggo: people of      Relation between people      Covers historical and      General public          E      Contact Table Mountain
the mountain                and Table Mountain over      current interactions and                                  National Park: (021)701 8692
                            the centuries (Video &       issues
                            DVD)
Table Mountain National     Course with supporting       Trail guide training       Trainee trail guides;   E      TMNP Volunteer coordinator
Park Hoerikwaggo Trail      materials to train trail                                TMNP staff                     (021) 701 8692
guide training              guides for a 5-day trail
                            along the Cape Peninsula
                            mountain chain
Centre for Conservation     Variety of learning          Support visits to the      Teachers and learners   E, A   Centre for Conservation
Education worksheets &      programmes and               Education Museum,                                         Education, Wynberg
lesson plans                materials for GET            Tokai Arboretum, Table                                    (021) 762 1622
                            environmental learning       Mountain, rocky shores,                                   postmaster@cce.wcape.school.
                                                         Liesbeeck River                                           za

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Title / Brief description      Content focus             Context of use         Main user group(s)   Lan      Availability / distribution
                                                                                                     g(s)
3. Mountains
Mike Woods              Learning programmes         Nature reserve-based        Schools              E, A   Mike Woods EE Centre,
Environmental Education and worksheets for a        school visit programme                                  Helderberg Nature Reserve:
Centre worksheets       number of grades and        (e.g. fynbos ecology &                                  (021) 852 8831
                        topics relevant to the      uses, freshwater ecology)
                        Helderberg Nature
                        Reserve

Mountain of the sea       Ecology of Table           Covers general fynbos   General public          E      Trevor de Kock, Pelican
                          Mountain, including fire biology & ecology                                        Pictures, Cape Town
                          and post-fire succession                                                          pelpic@iafrica.com
                          (50 min video)
Helderberg Nature         Well catalogued EE &       Project research        Teachers, learners,     E, A Visitors may copy or borrow
Reserve: Mike Woods       resource centre, with      (reference & lending    EE providers, general          materials from the resource
EE resource lists         many books, magazines, sections); outdoor lesson public                           centre: (021) 852 8831,
                          posters, pictures, lesson  preparation                                            mweec@absamail.co.za
                          plans & worksheets
Table Mountain National Park        http://www.cpnp.co.za/                 Introductory information on the Table Mountain National Park

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

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Title / Brief                   Content focus                  Context of use             Main user          La     Availability / distribution
description                                                                               group(s)           ng
                                                                                                             (s)
4. Lowland Ecosystems
Field guide to the        Field guide to ecology,       Supports ecological           General public, e.g.   E     WESSA bookshops,
eastern and southern      plants and animals; clear     monitoring and research, as   tourists, hikers,            Botanical Society bookshop
Cape coasts. 2nd          line drawings; maps of        well as general interest in   teachers, EE                 R265
edition. Lubke, R & de    coast from Mossel Bay to      these ecosystems.             providers;
Moor, I. 1998. UCT        the Kei River. Covers                                       conservationists,
Press & WESSA             coastal, marine, estuarine,                                 biologists.
(Eastern Cape).           freshwater & terrestrial
                          ecosystems.
Hands-on fynbos life.     Simple guide to some of       Guide to support EE           Teachers, EE           E     Share-Net (033) 330 3931
Kelly, A. undated.        the plants and animals of     programmes in fynbos.         providers                    R15
Share-Net, Howick.        fynbos. Line drawings.
Outeniqua,                Photographic field guide      Very useful field guide.      General public, e.g.   E,    Bookstores, Botanical
Tsitsikamma & Eastern     arranged by plant family.                                   tourists, hikers,      A     Society bookshop
Little Karoo. SA Wild                                                                 teachers, EE
flower guide 2. 2nd                                                                   providers.
edition. Moriarty, A.
1997. Botanical Society
of SA, Kirstenbosch.
SASOL First field         A6 pocket field guide to      Useful introductory text.     General public, e.g.   E,    Bookstores, Botanical
guide to fynbos of        the Fynbos; good                                            tourists; teachers.    A     Society bookshop
southern Africa.          introduction; selection of
Manning, J. 2004.         plants from various
Struik, Cape Town.        families with photos,
                          descriptions, distributions
                          and general info.

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West coast. SA Wild          Photographic field guide      Very useful field guide.       General public, e.g.   E, A      Bookstores, Botanical
flower guide 7.              arranged by plant family.                                    tourists, hikers,                Society bookshop
Manning, J & Goldblatt,                                                                   teachers, EE
P. 1996. Botanical                                                                        providers.
Society of SA,
Kirstenbosch.
Plants and Flowers on        Cape Flats flora:             Colouring-in book to raise     Teachers & young       E         www.capetown.gov.za/
the Cape Flats:              distribution, threats &       awareness among younger        learners on the                  environment
Colouring-in book:           opportunities                 learners                       Cape Flats
Cape Flats Nature:           Video introducing the         Promotional video              General public,        E         Produced by George
Biodiversity for People      Cape Flats Nature project,                                   potential funders                Davis, SANBI; Contact
                             based at Edith Stephens                                                                       Cape Flats Nature:
                             Wetland Park                                                                                  (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:          http://www.ecprov.gov.za                    Information and news about environmental affairs in the Eastern Cape
Dept. of Economic Affairs,
Environment & Tourism

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Title / Brief description             Content focus                  Context of use             Main user       Lang(s)         Availability /
                                                                                                group(s)                        distribution
5. Forests

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

Forest fun                   Booklet of ideas for teaching     Activity ideas for teachers    Teachers, EE        E  Distributed by Share-Net
                             about forests                     and EE providers on forests    providers              (033) 330 3931; R20 per
                                                                                                                     copy
Tree checklist               A6 booklet with a list of trees   Provide information on the     Adults and          E  Nature’s Valley Trust
                                                               trees in the forest            Children               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)

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Title / Brief description         Content focus                Context of use            Main user         Lang(s)        Availability /
                                                                                         group(s)                         distribution
6. General Fynbos
Guide to the wild      Flora’93 poster showing a       Tourist information           General public         E,   Produced by NBI in 1993;
flower regions of the  bird’s eye view of the                                                               A    Gold Fields Centre has a few
Western Cape           flower areas of the W Cape                                                                copies: (021) 799 8670
                       (looking south) – illustrated
                       with flowers
Enviro Facts sheets    About 60 environmental          EE research projects          Teachers, learners,    E    Share-Net: (033) 330 3931,
(Fynbos, Indigenous & fact sheets, with some                                         EE providers                Pick ‘n Pay retail stores
Alien explained)       relevant to the CFR                                                                       R40
Nature’s Valley Fynbos Information pamphlet on         Promote understanding of      Residents and          E    Nature’s Valley Trust (044)
Reserve                the importance and              the reserve and its           visitors                    531 6820,
                       management of the reserve       management                                                nvalley@worldonline.co.za
A fynbos year.         A natural history               Very useful background        General public         E    Bookstores, Botanical
McMahon, L & Fraser, sketchbook with full colour       text with on fynbos ecology                               Society bookshop: (021) 762
M. 1988. David Philip. plates, supported by            and conservation.                                         1621,
Cape Town &            entertaining text on the                                                                  kbranch@botanicalsociety.or
Johannesburg.          natural history of fynbos.                                                                g.za
Between two shores:    The natural and cultural        Very useful background        General public         E    Bookstores, Botanical
Flora and fauna of the history of the Cape of Good     text with specific                                        Society bookshop
Cape of Good Hope.     Hope illustrated by natural     information on Cape of
Fraser, M & McMahon, history paintings.                Good Hope.
L. 1994. David Philip.
Cape Town &
Johannesburg.

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Title / Brief                 Content focus                 Context of use               Main user       Lan     Availability / distribution
description                                                                              group(s)        g(s)
6. General Fynbos
Hands-on fynbos life.   Simple guide to some of the   Guide to support EE            Teachers, EE        E      Share-Net (033) 330 3931
Kelly, A. undated.      plants and animals of         programmes in fynbos.          providers                  R15
Share-Net, Howick.      fynbos. Line drawings.
CREW identification     Ring-bound identification     Community-based                CREW participants   E,     Custodians of Rare &
guides                  guides to threatened plants   monitoring of rare and                             A      Endangered Wildflowers
                        indigenous to study areas     endangered wildflowers                                    groups; CREW office: (021)
                                                                                                                799 8751
Veld & Flora            Quarterly magazine of the     Popular articles on            Botanical Society   E      Botanical Society of SA
                        Botanical Society of South    indigenous botany,             members; Plant-     (A)    Tel: (021) 797 2090
                        Africa                        horticulture and ecology       loving public              R15
Billy the brenton blue  A4 booklet                    Trail for learners on fynbos   Children            E      NVTrust office
butterfly                                                                                                       FREE
Percy Fitzpatrick      Fynbos i-Forum Version                                                                   C.A.P.E
2007Institute and      1.1 on CD (bibliography)
CAPE
Ashwell, A., Sandwith,                                                                                          SANBI Biodiversity Series 4.
T., Barnett, M.,                                                                                                South African National
Parker, A. & Wisani,                                                                                            Biodiversity Institute,
F. 2006. Fynbos                                                                                                 Pretoria. (Book)
Fynmense: people
making biodiversity
work.

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The Levyns guide to       Key and descriptions of all   Reference work and key to       Researchers,            E      Bolus Herbarium, UCT;
the plant genera of the   the genera of plants in the   assist with identification to   students, resource             Botanical Society bookshop
southwestern Cape.        southwestern Cape, with       genus level.                    developers, land
Trinder-Smith, T. 2003.   numerous annotated line                                       managers.
Bolus Herbarium,          diagrams.
UCT. Cape Town.
Fynbos Fynmense –         brochure                                                                                     C.A.P.E

 Title / Brief                        Website Address                                                   Comments
 description
Botanical Society of       http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za         Background information, news, membership, branches and publications /
South Africa                                                          bookshop of Botanical Society; mail orders from the Botanical Society
                                                                      Bookshop
Cape Action for People     http://www.capeaction.org.za               Information on CAPE projects and partners (useful links), with regular
& Environment (CAPE)                                                  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      http://www.capeaction.org.za              High quality, up to date biodiversity maps to guide sustainable planning and
Unit (CPU)                                                           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     http://www.sanbi.org.za                   http://www.sanbi.org.za/plantzafrica - information on SA biomes and
Biodiversity Institute                                               indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical Society’s Veld & Flora

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(SANBI) – previously                                              magazine; Information on SANBI’s Threatened Species Programme,
National Botanical                                                Biodiversity planning & Bioregional programmes
Institute (NBI)                                                   SANBI Publications Catalogue & Order Form
                                                                  http://www.sanbi.org.za/frames/infofram.htm: Publications available from
                                                                  SANBI bookshop (Pretoria)
State of the Environment   http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/   National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos available at:
(South Africa)                                                    http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/Data/vegrsa/fynbinl.htm

Western Cape               http://www.capegateway.gov.za/eng/y    News and information on the responsibilities and projects of the provincial
Department of              ourgovernment/gsc/406                  Environmental Affairs department; Foci: Integrated Environmental
Environmental Affairs &                                           Management; Planning, Biodiversity Management & Coastal Management;
Development Planning                                              Pollution & Waste Management; Services provided; Research reports;
                                                                  Relevant legislation

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Title / Brief description         Content focus                 Context of use              Main user           Lang(s)         Availability /
                                                                                            group(s)                            distribution
7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation
Plant cards              32 plant cards covering all        Used in classrooms and           Teachers & EE        E–      Primary Science
                         SA biomes; Visual                  outdoor contexts; promotes       providers                    Programme, NBI and
                         information on one side and        cooperative learning;            appropriate for              Centre for Community
                         written info on the other;         supports many aspects of         senior primary level         Development project,
                         PSP teachers’ workshop             learning, e.g. uses,                                          field tested with
                         report Grade 4 gives ideas on      distribution, adaptations,                                    teachers and learners.
                         how to use the cards.              biomes, ecology of SA plants                                  Available from PSP
                                                                                                                          (021)691 9039.
                                                                                                                          R100
Ericas of South Africa.     Comprehensive guide to the      Comprehensive reference          Biologists,            E     Botanical Society
Schumann, D, Kirsten, G     Erica family in SA; excellent   work on the family Ericaceae     conservationists             bookshop,
& Oliver, E. 1992.          photographs, distribution                                                                     Kirstenbosch
Fernwood Press,             maps & species descriptions.                                                                  Can be ordered on
Vlaeberg.                                                                                                                 request
The Levyns guide to the     Key and descriptions of all     Reference work and key to        Researchers,           E     Bolus Herbarium,
plant genera of the         the genera of plants in the     assist with identification to    students, resource           UCT; Botanical
southwestern Cape.          southwestern Cape, with         genus level.                     developers, land             Society bookshop
Trinder-Smith, T. 2003.     numerous annotated line                                          managers.
Bolus Herbarium, UCT.       diagrams.
Cape Town.
The protea family in        Photographic guide with         Beautifully illustrated          General public,        E     Bookstores, Botanical
southern Africa.            paragraphs of information on    introductory information to      educators                    Society bookshop
Paterson-Jones, C. 2000.    the genera, origins,            the family
Struik, Cape Town.          distribution, ecology and
                            conservation of Proteaceae.

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Cederberg, Clanwilliam     Photographic field guide      Very useful field guide.        General public, e.g.   E, A   Bookstores, Botanical
& Biedouw Valley. SA       arranged by plant family.                                     tourists, hikers,             Society bookshop
Wild flower guide 10.                                                                    teachers, EE
Van Rooyen, G. &                                                                         providers.
Steyn, H. 1999.
Botanical Society of SA,
Kirstenbosch.
Ericas of the Cape         A6 pocket field guide with    Pocket guide to identify        General public,        E      Botanical Society
Peninsula. Oliver, I &     line drawings, distribution   ericas of the Cape Peninsula    hikers,                       bookshop
Oliver, T. 2000. NBI &     maps and descriptions.        in the field.                   conservationists,
Protea Atlas Project,                                                                    biologists, EE
Cape Town.                                                                               providers.
The Levyns guide to the    Key and descriptions of all   Reference work and key to       Researchers,           E      Bolus Herbarium,
plant genera of the        the genera of plants in the   assist with identification to   students, resource            UCT; Botanical
southwestern Cape.         southwestern Cape, with       genus level.                    developers, land              Society bookshop
Trinder-Smith, T. 2003.    numerous annotated line                                       managers.
Bolus Herbarium, UCT.      diagrams.
Cape Town.

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Title / Brief description         Content focus                    Context of use             Main user          Lan        Availability /
                                                                                              group(s)           g(s)       distribution
7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation
Field guide to the eastern Field guide to ecology, plants   Supports ecological           General public, e.g.   E      WESSA bookshops,
and southern Cape          and animals; clear line          monitoring and research, as   tourists, hikers,             Botanical Society
coasts. 2nd edition.       drawings; maps of coast from     well as general interest in   teachers, EE                  bookshop
Lubke, R & de Moor, I.     Mossel Bay to the Kei River.     these ecosystems.             providers;
1998. UCT Press &          Covers coastal, marine,                                        conservationists,
WESSA (Eastern Cape). estuarine, freshwater &                                             biologists.
                           terrestrial ecosystems.
Outeniqua, Tsitsikamma Photographic field guide             Very useful field guide.      General public, e.g.   E, A   Bookstores, Botanical
& Eastern Little Karoo.     arranged by plant family.                                     tourists, hikers,             Society bookshop
SA Wild flower guide 2.                                                                   teachers, EE
2nd edition. Moriarty, A.                                                                 providers.
1997. Botanical Society
of SA, Kirstenbosch.
Proteas of the Cape         A6 pocket field guide with      Pocket guide to identify      General public,        E      Botanical Society
Peninsula. Rebelo, A.       line drawings, distribution     proteas of the Cape           hikers,                       bookshop
2000. NBI & Protea          maps and descriptions.          Peninsula in the field.       conservationists,             Available through
Atlas Project, Cape                                                                       biologists, EE                order
Town.                                                                                     providers.
SASOL First field guide    A6 pocket field guide to the     Useful introductory text.     General public, e.g.   E, A   Bookstores, Botanical
to fynbos of southern      Fynbos; good introduction;                                     tourists; teachers.           Society bookshop
Africa. Manning, J.        selection of plants from
2004. Struik, Cape Town. various families with photos,
                           descriptions, distributions
                           and general info.

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Title / Brief description         Content focus                  Context of use               Main user          Lan        Availability /
                                                                                              group(s)           g(s)       distribution
7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation
Trees of southern Africa. Comprehensive field guide       Very useful identification      General public,        E      Bookstores, Botanical
2nd edition. Coates       and key to the families,        guide to trees throughout the   researchers                   Society bookshop
Palgrave, K. 1983.        genera and species of           region.
Struik, Cape Town.        southern African trees. Leaf
                          illustrations and some colour
                          plates.
Southern Overberg. SA     Photographic field guide        Very useful field guide.        General public, e.g.   E      Bookstores, Botanical
Wild flower guide 8.      arranged by plant family.                                       tourists, hikers,             Society bookshop
Mustart, P, Cowling, R                                                                    teachers, EE
& Albertyn, J. 1997.                                                                      providers.
Botanical Society of SA,
Kirstenbosch.
West coast. SA Wild       Photographic field guide        Very useful field guide.        General public, e.g.   E, A   Bookstores, Botanical
flower guide 7. Manning, arranged by plant family.                                        tourists, hikers,             Society bookshop
J & Goldblatt, P. 1996.                                                                   teachers, EE
Botanical Society of SA,                                                                  providers.
Kirstenbosch.
Arbor day                 Booklet of activity ideas       Activity ideas for teachers     Teachers, EE           E      Distributed by Share-
                          appropriate for Arbor Day       and EE providers to support     providers                     Net (033) 330 3931
                          lessons                         Arbor Week lessons                                            R20
Trees of southern Africa. Comprehensive field guide       Very useful identification      General public,        E      Bookstores
2nd edition. Coates       and key to the families,        guide to trees throughout the   researchers
Palgrave, K. 1983.        genera and species of           region.
Struik, Cape Town.        southern African trees. Leaf
                          illustrations and some colour
                          plates.

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Title / Brief description          Content focus                     Context of use             Main user       Lan        Availability /
                                                                                                group(s)        g(s)       distribution
7. Flowering Plants and Vegetation
Teaching the topic Plants Variety of classroom          Curriculum support                  Primary Science     E      Distributed by Western
(PSP)                     activities on plants, e.g.                                        Teachers                   Cape Primary Science
                          growing plants; reproduction;                                                                Programme PO Box
                          classification, food.                                                                        529 Howard Place
                                                                                                                       7450; (021) 691 9039
                                                                                                                       info@psp.org.za
                                                                                                                       www.psp.org.za

CREW identification         Ring-bound identification         Community-based               CREW participants   E, A  Custodians of Rare &
guides                      guides to threatened plants       monitoring of rare and                                  Endangered
                            indigenous to study areas         endangered wildflowers                                  Wildflowers groups;
                                                                                                                      CREW office: (021)
                                                                                                                      799 8751
Gold Fields EE Centre,      Variety of learning               Garden-based school visit     Teachers & learners E, A, Provided as part of a
Kirstenbosch (SANBI)        programmes & learning             programme for learners (all                       X     guided school visit to
worksheets                  support materials on              grades)                                                 Kirstenbosch – not
                            botanical garden-based                                                                    available to general
                            themes, e.g. plants & people;                                                             public without an
                            biodiversity walk; travel &                                                               appointment (021) 799
                            tourism                                                                                   8670
Plants and Flowers on       Cape Flats flora: distribution,   Colouring-in book to raise    Teachers & young    E     www.capetown.gov.za/
the Cape Flats:             threats & opportunities           awareness among younger       learners on the           environment
Colouring-in book:                                            learners                      Cape Flats
Veld & Flora                Quarterly magazine of the         Popular articles on           Botanical Society   E     Botanical Society of
                            Botanical Society of South        indigenous botany,            members; Plant-     (A)   SA
                            Africa                            horticulture and ecology      loving public             Tel: (021) 797 2090

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Cape Floral Kingdom                                                                                 E      Botanical Society
Hard cover book                                                                                            bookshop Kirstenbosch
                                                                                                           Gardens
                                                                                                           R140.00
Cape Plants Strelitzia9                                                                             E      Botanical Society
H\cover                                                                                                    bookshop Kirstenbosch
                                                                                                           Gardens
                                                                                                           R286.50
Vegetation Book of                                                                                  E      Botanical Society
South Africa, Lesotho                                                                                      bookshop Kirstenbosch
Swaziland H\cover                                                                                          Gardens
                                                                                                           R447.00
 Title / Brief description               Website Address                                     Comments
Botanical Society of South   http://www.botanicalsociety.org.za   Background information, news, membership, branches and
Africa                                                            publications / bookshop of Botanical Society; mail orders from
                                                                  the Botanical Society Bookshop
Cape Action for People &     http://www.capeaction.org.za         Information on CAPE projects and partners (useful links), with
Environment (CAPE)                                                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   http://cpu.uwc.ac.za                 High quality, up to date biodiversity maps to guide sustainable
(CPU)                                                             planning and development, and to highlight conservation-worthy
                                                                  areas

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Council for Scientific &         http://www.csir.co.za                  Environmentek: Environmental branch of CSIR focuses on
Industrial Research (CSIR)                                              biophysical aspects of sustainable development; lists services
                                                                        offered, e.g. catchment management, ecosystem management,
                                                                        environmental economics
Department of Environmental      http://www.environment.gov.za/         Information on / links to DEA&T projects, e.g. CoastCare,
Affairs & Tourism                                                       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 &    http://www-dwaf.pwv.gov.za/            Projects & programmes, e.g. Berg River Monitoring Programme,
Forestry                                                                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:           http://www.ecprov.gov.za               Information and news about environmental affairs in the Eastern
Department of Economic                                                  Cape
Affairs, Environment & Tourism
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           http://www.nda.agric.za                Resource catalogue: www.nda.agric.za/publications (including:
Agriculture                                                             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

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Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) –                                          biomes and indigenous plants; electronic versions of Botanical
previously National Botanical                                             Society’s Veld & Flora magazine; Information on SANBI’s
Institute (NBI)                                                           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    http://www.ngo.grida.no/soesa/nsoer/   National SoE report on the web. Information on Fynbos
Africa)                                                                   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

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Title / Brief               Content focus               Context of use            Main user group(s)   Lang’s   Availability / distribution
description
8. Invertebrates
The story of Billy      Story for young           Holiday programmes in         Young visitors         E        Nature’s Valley Trust
the Brenton Blue        children about a rare     Nature’s Valley                                               (above)
butterfly               and endangered                                                                          free
                        butterfly that once
                        lived in Nature’s
                        Valley
Butterflies of the      Soft cover illustrated    Comprehensive field guide     General public,        E        Bookstores, Botanical
Cape Peninsula: A       field guide to the                                      conservationists,               Society bookshop
comprehensive           butterflies of the Cape                                 biologists
guide. Claassens, A.    Peninsula.
2000. Tafelberg,
Cape Town.
Field guide to          Soft cover illustrated    Photographic field guide to   General public,        E        Bookstores, Botanical
insects of South        field guide to South      the families and genera of    biologists,                     Society bookshop
Africa. 2nd edition.    African insects.          SA insects                    conservationists
Picker, M, Griffiths,
C & Weaving, A.
2004. Struik, Cape
Town.
Hands-on stream &       Simple guide to some      Guide to support ecological Teachers, EE providers   E        Share-Net
pond life. Umgeni       of the plants and         studies and monitoring of                                     R15
Valley Project.         animals commonly          freshwater ecosystems.
1991. Share-Net,        found in streams and
Howick                  ponds

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

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Title / Brief            Content focus                  Context of use           Main user group(s)           Lang’s             Availability /
description                                                                                                                      distribution
9. Fish & Amphibians & Reptiles
Frogs and frogging Soft cover illustrated         Comprehensive field guide     General public,           E                 Bookstores, Botanical
in southern Africa. field guide to southern       with CD of calls              biologists,                                 Society bookshop
Carruthers, V.      African frogs.                                              conservationists
2000. Struik, Cape
Town.
Snake guide:        Fold-out laminated A5         Good photographs,             General public            E                 Available from
Snakes of southern identification guide to        distributions and first aid                                               Botanical Society
Africa. Marais, J.  dangerous and common          information; quick                                                        bookshop (021) 762
1999. Korck         harmless snakes               reference guide                                                           1621,
Publishing.                                                                                                                 kbranch@botanicalsociet
                                                                                                                            y.org.za

Field guide to the     Field guide to ecology,    Supports ecological           General public, e.g.      E                 WESSA bookshops,
eastern and            plants and animals;        monitoring and research, as   tourists, hikers,                           Botanical Society
southern Cape          clear line drawings;       well as general interest in   teachers, EE providers;                     bookshop
coasts. 2nd edition.   maps of coast from         these ecosystems.             conservationists,
Lubke, R & de          Mossel Bay to the Kei                                    biologists.
Moor, I. 1998. UCT     River. Covers coastal,
Press & WESSA          marine, estuarine,
(Eastern Cape).        freshwater & terrestrial
                       ecosystems.
 Title / Brief description                                                                                         Comments
                                                     Website Address
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;

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Title / Brief              Content focus               Context of use           Main user group(s)    Lang’s Availability /
description                                                                                                  distribution
10. Birds

Bird identification card   A4 full-colour card with    Bird identification      General public,       E, A    Used at Rondevlei Nature
(Rondevlei Nature          pictures of common                                   education groups              Reserve: (021) 706 2404,
Reserve)                   bush- and water birds at                                                           enviroedsouth@sybaweb.co.za
                           Rondevlei Nature
                           Reserve
Table Mountain             Z-folds on Cape of Good     Visitor information,     General public        E       Available from Table Mountain
National Park              Hope, Silvermine,           maps                                                   National Park head office and
information pamphlets      Boulders, bird list, etc.                                                          access points (021) 701 8692

Hadeda Island              Pack of curriculum          Cross-curricular         Teachers, EE providers E      Distributed by Share-Net (033)
curriculum pack            guidelines and              environmental /                                        330 3931; R115 per copy
                           supporting materials        democracy education
                           integrating ecological      activity ideas for
                           and political literacy      educators
Learning for               Book of information and     Cross-curricular         Teachers, EE providers E      Developed and distributed by
sustainable living         activities covering six     environmental                                          BirdLife SA (011) 789 1122
                           themes (ecology, water,     education for
                           air, soil, energy,          intermediate to senior
                           population)                 phase learners

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City slickers                Amusing story of a pair     Covers the biology      General public             E         Trevor de Kock, Pelican
                             of African penguins at      and conservation of                                          Pictures, Cape Town
                             the Boulders colony, and    African penguins in                                          pelpic@iafrica.com
                             their interactions with     the form of a story.
                             people (53 min video)

Checklist of birds of        A6 booklet with list of     Enable monitoring of    Interested public          E, A      Nature’s Valley Trust (044) 531
Nature’s Valley              birds                       birds                                                        6820,
                                                                                                                      nvalley@worldonline.co.za
Roberts’ multimedia          8 interactive modules       Interactive computer-   General public, birders, E           CD & PDA versions. Published
birds of southern            covering more than 950      based reference to      biologists,                          by Southern African Birding,
Africa. Volume 3. Guy        South African birds.        southern African        conservationists,                    Westville: sales@sabirding.co.za
Gibbon. 1997-2003.           Covers identification,      birds.                  educators.                           Available from bookstores
John Voelcker Bird           habitats, nesting, eggs,
Book Fund.                   and bird calls.

 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       http://www.sanccob.co.za                   Provides news about SANCCOB and information on seabirds and
the Conservation of Coastal                                                      their rehabilitation; opportunities to volunteer, become a member of
Birds (SANCCOB)                                                                  SANCCOB, book an educational outing.

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Title / Brief          Content focus                 Context of use              Main user         Lang’s Availability /
description                                                                      group(s)                 distribution
11. Mammals & Wildlife
Nature’s Valley’s       Information pamphlet on      Promote understanding       Residents and     E, A    Nature’s Valley Trust
baboons                 the behaviour of baboons     and tolerance of baboons    visitors                  (above)
                        and how to avoid them
                        becoming a nuisance
Between two shores:     The natural and cultural     Very useful background      General public    E       Bookstores, Botanical
Flora and fauna of the  history of the Cape of       text with specific                                    Society bookshop
Cape of Good Hope.      Good Hope illustrated by     information on Cape of
Fraser, M &             natural history paintings.   Good Hope.
McMahon, L. 1994.
David Philip. Cape
Town & Johannesburg.
Monty gets lost:        Story of a mongoose and      Story book or supporting    Young children,   E       Self-published: available
Kirstenbosch tales.     its friends at               text for visits by young    parents, EE               from Botanical Society
Corbett, A. 1995. Ali   Kirstenbosch.                children to Kirstenbosch.   providers,                bookshop or Ali Corbett.
Corbett, Cape Town.                                  Supports Ali Corbett’s      educators                 (021) 790 6067,
                                                     puppet show company.                                  www.capeforkids.com
Monty on Table           Story of a mongoose and     Story book or supporting    Young children,   E       Self-published: available
Mountain. Corbett, A.    its friends on Table        text for visits by young    parents, EE               from Botanical Society
2003. Cape for Kids,     Mountain.                   children to Kirstenbosch.   providers,                bookshop or Ali Corbett.
Hout Bay.                                            Supports Ali Corbett’s      educators
                                                     puppet show company.

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Title / Brief          Content focus               Context of use              Main user     Lang’s   Availability /
description                                                                    group(s)               distribution
11. Mammals & Wildlife
Monty’s picnic with    Story of a mongoose and     Story book or supporting    Young         E        Self-published: available from
the penguins. Corbett, its friends at Boulders     text for visits by young    children,              Botanical Society bookshop or
A. 2002. Cape for      Beach penguin colony.       children to Kirstenbosch.   parents, EE            Ali Corbett.
Kids, Hout Bay.                                    Supports Ali Corbett’s      providers,
                                                   puppet show company.        educators
Monty gets lost:         Story of a mongoose and   Story book or supporting    Young         E        Self-published: available from
Kirstenbosch tales.      its friends at            text for visits by young    children,              Botanical Society bookshop or
Corbett, A. 1995. Ali    Kirstenbosch.             children to Kirstenbosch.   parents, EE            Ali Corbett. (021) 790 6067,
Corbett, Cape Town.                                Supports Ali Corbett’s      providers,             www.capeforkids.com
                                                   puppet show company.        educators
Monty on Table           Story of a mongoose and   Story book or supporting    Young         E        Self-published: available from
Mountain. Corbett, A.    its friends on Table      text for visits by young    children,              Botanical Society bookshop or
2003. Cape for Kids,     Mountain.                 children to Kirstenbosch.   parents, EE            Ali Corbett.
Hout Bay.                                          Supports Ali Corbett’s      providers,
                                                   puppet show company.        educators
Monty’s picnic with      Story of a mongoose and   Story book or supporting    Young         E        Self-published: available from
the penguins. Corbett,   its friends at Boulders   text for visits by young    children,              Botanical Society bookshop or
A. 2002. Cape for        Beach penguin colony.     children to Kirstenbosch.   parents, EE            Ali Corbett.
Kids, Hout Bay.                                    Supports Ali Corbett’s      providers,
                                                   puppet show company.        educators

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

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Field guide to the  Field guide to          Supports ecological      General public, e.g.   E             WESSA bookshops, Botanical
eastern and southernecology, plants and     monitoring and           tourists, hikers,                    Society bookshop
Cape coasts. 2nd    animals; clear line     research, as well as     teachers, EE
edition. Lubke, R & drawings; maps of       general interest in      providers;
de Moor, I. 1998.   coast from Mossel       these ecosystems.        conservationists,
UCT Press &         Bay to the Kei River.                            biologists.
WESSA (Eastern      Covers coastal,
Cape).              marine, estuarine,
                    freshwater &
                    terrestrial
                    ecosystems.
Fat plants and thin A5 booklet              To support outdoor       Educators, learners,   E, A          Margaret Herron:
plants. (Vetplante  introducing 8 plant     education in the         general public                       herron@telkomsa.net
en skraal plante)   types of the Klein      succulent karoo biome.                                        Lorraine McGibbon, GREEN
Herron, M &         Karoo, with learning                                                                  wessa.sc@mweb.co.za
McGibbon, L. 2004. activities &
SKEP. George.       curriculum links.
Plant cards         32 plant cards          Used in classrooms       Teachers & EE          E–            Primary Science Programme,
                    covering all SA         and outdoor contexts;    providers              appropriate   NBI and Centre for Community
                    biomes; Visual          promotes cooperative                            for senior    Development project, field
                    information on one      learning; supports                              primary       tested with teachers and
                    side and written info   many aspects of                                 level         learners. Available from PSP
                    on the other; PSP       learning, e.g. uses,                                          (021)691 9039.
                    teachers’ workshop      distribution,
                    report Grade 4 gives    adaptations, biomes,
                    ideas on how to use     ecology of SA plants
                    the cards.
Biodiversity GIS    brochure                Informing biodiversity                                        C.A.P.E
                                            action

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