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Biodiversity and Wine Initiative
Partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector. The goals are to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat, and to contribute to sustainable wine production through the adoption of biodiversity guidelines by the South African wine industry. Brand differentiation based on a proactive stance on biodiversity is a feature of the initiative.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism - South Africa
Environment and tourism department, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Republic of South Africa. This department consists of 5 branches : Environmental Quality and Protection, Marine and Coastal Management, Tourism, Biodiversity & Conservation, Chief Operating Officer, International Co-Operation and Resources, Corporate Affairs.
Subject(s): Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing; Biodiversity for Development; Convention on Biological Diversity; Invasive Alien Species; National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAP); Strategic Plan / Biodiversity Targets; Tourism and Biodiversity; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

Dyer Island Conservation Trust
The Dyer Island Conservation Trust has been established for the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, the care of the wild animals, the promotion of, and the conducting of educational and training programs relating to environmental awareness, greening and clean-up projects, and conservation research. Responsible for the African penguin nesting project, the Trust is also involved with research of the great white shark, the whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds of the Gansbaai area (Western Cape), while also investing in a craft project and other community initiatives.

Integrated Production of Wine
Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) is a voluntary environmental sustainability scheme established by the South African wine industry in 1998. The 2000 vintage was the first to be certified under this scheme.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Moving Sushi
Moving Sushi is a platform for addressing major issues surrounding the status of marine resources. The Moving Sushi team, of talented young scientists, entrepreneurs, photographers, film-makers and social media specialists, aims to contribute to the global understanding and awareness of our marine resources and to the sustainable use thereof, through promoting networking and collaborative efforts relating to marine conservation, and improving public awareness by gathering and making available scientific information, and by disseminating information openly to relevant management, societal and research bodies. Through a series of cross-boundary marine-based scientific expeditions, Moving Sushi aims to bring together science, novel technologies, society and multiple media platforms, to gather scientific data, develop and improve techniques for surveying biological communities and disseminate high quality data.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

National Biodiversity and Business Network Endangered Wildlife Trust
The aim of the Network is to assist businesses from various sectors to integrate and mainstream biodiversity issues into their strategies and operations. It is designed to be an open and inclusive association of likeminded organisations that have recognised the need to raise awareness of, and stimulate conversation about, biodiversity issues amongst the business community.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

National Business Initiative
The National Business Initiative (NBI) is a voluntary group of leading national and multi-national companies, working together towards sustainable growth and development in South Africa through partnerships, practical programmes and policy engagement. Since its establishment in 1995, the NBI has been an advocate for the collective role of business in support of a stable democracy, growing economy and healthy natural environment. As one of close to 60 global regional partners to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the NBI provides a platform for business leadership and a vision of how companies can contribute to shaping and achieving a sustainable society.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

South Africa's Biodiversity Monitoring Programme - South Africa
The goal of South Africa's Biodiversity Monitoring Programme is to design, calculate and distribute statistics on South Africa’s biodiversity. This information will be reported to the Minister of Environmental Affairs, and can be used by people in the biodiversity sector and the general public to better understand trends in our biodiversity.
Subject(s): Identification, Monitoring and Indicators

Afrikaans hieronder - WhatSpecies’ is a biodiversity network for the general public and was launched in 2014. WhatSpecies’ goal is to create a bigger awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity by providing the general public with a niche social networking platform on which to keep track of what species they have observed in their lifetime, and to share their observations with others. WhatSpecies further provides its users with the opportunity to help each other identify unknown observations and to share their knowledge and experience of nature with the rest of the community. WhatSpecies is self-funded with additional and more unique functionality to be rolled out in 2015.

Afrikaans - WhatSpecies is ‘n nuwe biodiversiteitsnetwerk wat in 2014 geloods is vir die algemene publiek. WhatSpecies se doel is om ‘n groter bewustheid van die belangrikheid van die bewaring van biodiversiteit te skep. Dit word gedoen deur ‘n sosiale network platform daar te stel waar gebruikers rekord kan hou van al die spesies wat hulle in hul leeftyd waargeneem het, en waar hul waarnemings met ander gebruikers gedeel kan word. WhatSpecies bied gebruikers ook verder die geleentheid om mekaar te help om ongeïdentifiseerde waarnemings te identifiseer en om hul kennis en ervaring van die natuur met mekaar ted eel. WhatSpecies word self-befonds en addisionele, opwindende funksionaliteit word in 2015 bekendgestel.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020