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Geo- and Spatial Sciences: Useful Links

Welcome to the Library guide for Geo- and Spatial Sciences. Here you will find a OneStop service to assist you in your studies or research at the NWU.

Useful Links

  • IUCN Red list of Threatened Species: is internationally regocnised as the most respected and robust inventory of global species conservation status.  It provides a standard and repeatable method for assessing the extinction risk of a species and has been extraordinarily successful at drawing attention to biodiversity loss around the world.
  • South Africa: National Development Plan (NDC)
  • "The EWT is a leading, high-profile player in the arena of conservation.  We identify the key factors threatening biodiversity and develop innovative methodologies and best practice guidelines to reduce these and promote harmonious co-existence and sustainable living for both people and wildlife."
  • South Africa. Department: Environmental affairs: "Providing leadership in environmental management, conservation and protection towards sustainability for the benefit of South Africans and the global community."
  • " WESSA is a South African environmental organisation with a mission to implement high impact environmental and conservation projects which promote public participation in caring for the Earth."
  • World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa:  "Our mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From our experience as the world's leading independent conservation body, we know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That's why we take an integrated approach to our work...."

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