INSPIRATION behind my approach: Humanity needs nature, but nature does not need us. We receive provisioning, regulating, supporting and cultural service from the environment we live in. These ecosystem values and benefits are known as ecosystem services (ESS). These services…
My motivation for a life in conservation was based on people that inspired me and my passion for kayaking and exploration of wild places. This list of references from the past supported the establishment of principles that underpins my philosophy…
During the initial stages of Transboundary Conservation Area (TBCA) planning, the planners often do not have access to appropriate geographical maps. Maps are a living, tri-dimensional source of knowledge—a map represents thousands of words. Is it possible to develop a…
As a member of the Transboundary Subcommittee of the IUCN I submitted an article to the magazine on the function and role of the atlas. I would like to make use of this article to introduce the atlas in more…
The last placing is the overview of the story line that as developed for the Global Atlas. It is similar in nature to the first three blogs but ads the three-dimensional aspect of making use of the Web GIS. Each…
As a member of the Transboundary Conservation Specialist Subgroup of the IUCN I am developing a Conservation Atlas for use by TBCA specialists. During the development phase I am being assisted by a small number of skilled people in this…
Click on the link: https://transboundary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=53fe8282e6274f61a6dbbf83902c292f) All though it is the public perception that the concept of Transboundary conservation started in Southern Africa with the creation of the Peace Parks Foundation many other countries has also become involved and two IUCN…
Click on the link: https://transboundary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=43bc943405d94b42808856ef69a78f65 This story map illustrates the most useful initial data sets and the correlation with the TBCA clusters on the Globe. It is clear from these maps that nearly all of these clusters have been isolated…
  Click on the link: https://transboundary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=55ad82da31e0485baf1e1565629be096 Introduction: The Great Lakes region of Central Africa has some of the richest biodiversity on earth but also experiences political instability. Managers of three protected areas, separated geographically but linked by their ecology and…
Click on the link: https://transboundary.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=94f73c1b451e40069e95388ee065b044 Through the use of GIS layers and theIr boundaries as planning instruments this exercise illustrates how a simple procedure leads to an understanding of the environment and ecosystem services. This procedure was tested in the…
DMZ Meeting with Ted Turner CNN http://profwillemvanriet.com/blog/the-demilitarised-zone-between-north-and-south-korea The Demilitarized zone is a strip of land between north and South Korea app. 4 km wide and 250km long. Due to the strong barrier fencing and the presence of a vast number…
We decided to spend a night in aour car at the Kazuma Pan waterhole. This solar panel driven pump has been working for a litlle more than a year now and is pumping 5000-6000 liter/hour and has saved many animals…
  In May 2016 the Transboundary Conservation Foundation has initiated a co-operation with the Roger Bogne Foundation in Cameroon with the aim of supporting conservation of the Gorilla and other primates species through the implementation of carbon sequestration procedures. A…
 THANK YOU ESRI SOUTH AFRICA AND ESRI USA! It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce that ESRI has awarded the TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION FOUNDATION the ESRI Conservation Grant.It is indeed a great honour and will allow the Foundation…