TOWARDS LIFE:
SOUTH AFRICAN BIOSPHERE RESERVES

Towards life. Dragonflies decrease poverty. A township food garden cleans the water in your taps. Reserves without fences reduce poaching. The South African UNESCO Biosphere Reserves combine the contradictory to create solutions to social development and environmental preservation. This is their story.

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12.01 Shorts

The 12.01 Shorts are mini-documentaries that expand on material in the principal film, allowing you to dive deeper and help guide your next steps.

12.01 Interviews

Are you intrigued or inspired by any one person or topic? Watch the full interviews below to deepen your knowledge in any area of the film.

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12.01 Resources

To develop effective solutions, we need more than just awareness. Use the resources below to get in touch with experts, learn more about Biosphere Reserves near you, and take steps to get involved.

Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve

Cape West Coast

Biosphere Reserve

CHairperson

Sharon February

info@capebiosphere.co.za
Garden route Biosphere Reserve

Garden route

Biosphere Reserve

CHairperson

Errol Finkelstein

support@gardenroutebiosphere.org.za

Other contacts

Joan Berning

Founder of Edo to Addo Corridor Initiative

joan@edentoaddo.co.za

Vernon Gibbs-Hall

Environmental Specialist at Eden District Municipality

gibbshalls@gmail.com

Website

www.grbr.org.za

Other resources

Edo to Addo Corridor Initiative

www.edentoaddo.co.za
CAPE WINELANDS Biosphere Reserve

CAPE WINELANDS

Biosphere Reserve

CEO

Mark Heistein

markheistein@gmail.com

Other contacts

Linsey De Jager

Field Guide at Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve

linsey.dejager96@gmail.com
KOGELBERG Biosphere Reserve

KOGELBERG

Biosphere Reserve

CHAIRPERSON

Johan West

admin@kbrc.org.za

Website

www.kbrc.org.za
GOURITZ CLUSTER Biosphere Reserve

GOURITZ CLUSTER

Biosphere Reserve

CHAIRPERSON

Willem Botha

info@gouritz.com

Website

www.gouritz.com
MAGALIESBERG Biosphere Reserve

MAGALIESBERG

Biosphere Reserve

CHAIRPERSON

Vincent Carruthers

vcms@mweb.co.za

Other resources

YouTube Channel
KRUGER TO CANYON Biosphere Reserve

KRUGER TO CANYON

Biosphere Reserve

COORDINATOR

Mari-Tinka Uys

info@kruger2canyons.org

Other contacts

Sindi Motsa

Chairperson of South African National Biosphere Reserve Trust Fund

greenfriendssindi@gmail.com
VHEMBE Biosphere Reserve

VHEMBE

Biosphere Reserve

CHAIRPERSON

John Rosmarin

john.rosmarin@vhembebiosphere.org

Other contacts

Oldrich van Schalkwyk

Manager of Soutpansberg Protected Area

oldrichvs@ewt.org.za