Wetlands play a key role in supporting local livelihoods, but in the Limpopo River basin they are threatened by the encroachment of agriculture. This project examined the capacity of South Africa’s GaMampa wetland to continue delivering ecosystem services under different wetland resource use scenarios. Supported by field surveys, discussions with the community and capacity development activities, the project designed generic guidelines for wetland ecosystem management that can be used to guide government decisions regarding sustainable use and management of wetlands.
By engaging local government officials responsible for natural resource management, the project has helped ensure local concerns are incorporated into program management decisions.
Anon. Safeguarding Livelihoods in the GaMampaWetlands in the Limpopo River Basin. The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food, Sri Lanka (2013) 4 pp.
Safeguarding Livelihoods in the GaMampa Wetlands in the Limpopo River Basin