The variety of life on Earth in all its forms is commonly referred to as biodiversity.
The number of species of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the different ecosystems on the planet, such as grasslands, deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse planet.
Almost all cultures have their roots in our biological diversity in some shape or form as these ecosystems provide humans with oxygen, clean air and water, pollination of plants, pest control and wastewater treatment.
It is for these reasons that declining biodiversity is a massive concern for all on the planet.
The Crocodile River Reserve covers a large area in the Tshwane Metro. It is positioned between Johannesburg, Tshwane and Mogale City. It is surrounded by high density urbanisation, small industry and formal and informal settlements.
The programmes envisioned by the Reserve takes into consideration that being on the urban edge there are a myriad of opportunities in identifying and working with established community leaders and organised groups in large areas where the population is diverse and highly fragmented.