The Magaliesberg region was recently recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere. This means that the area comprises of special international environmental and cultural importance. It is the part of the earth where species thrive and exist and the aim is to conserve genetic resources, species, and ecosystems found in a particular area.
Biosphere reserves are selected internationally protected areas that demonstrate practical approaches to balancing nature conservation and human use of an area.
The study area covers the whole mountain range from Pretoria to Rustenburg and South to include the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site.
“UNESCO is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built”
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