As a WWF-SA corporate member, Aurecon has contributed to the WWF’s operations in South Africa over the past year. Some of the many highlights included:
A series of four roundtable events with the theme of a Low Carbon Economy which generated positive, solutions-oriented debate amongst a wide range of stakeholders;
The Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency’s commitment to contributing 20 black rhino’s to the WWF Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in 2011;
The development and launch of the WWF Living Farms Reference - a comprehensive report on agricultural legislation and best practice; and
The release of the new SASSI consumer seafood guide.
The WWF stated that it will continue to strive to protect the precious marine and freshwater ecosystems, beautiful landscapes and numerous species that make these areas their home. The UN Climate Change Summit will also be held in South Africa in December 2011 and South Africa has a critical role to play in ensuring that country negotiators build on the progress made in 2010 in Mexico, and deliver a global climate deal that will ensure a climate-safe future.