Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve
Background information about the 24 - City of Cape Town Nature Reserves.
Many people think that the staff working at the Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve are Cape Nature employees. Cape Nature is the provincial authority for provincial nature reserves. Zandvlei is a proclaimed local authority nature reserve, meaning it is a City of Cape Town property.
Your rates pay for the infrastructure and the annual running of all the 24 official City of Cape Town Nature Reserves within the Metropole. These reserves fall under the Environmental Resourse Management Department and the staff manage the biodiversity of these valuable assests for Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa. These Reserves contain some of the last remaining, threatened, natural botanical areas in the fynbos biome.
Let us not forget that the Fynbos Biome is a World Heritage Site.
Any improvements in capital and operating budgets are dependent on how strong the lobby is for environmental management - finance allocation. The proportion is determined from the 5 year IDP (Intergrated Development Policy) public and officials and political inputs.
The policy is open for annual public comment, on how "our rates should be spent".
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