Modderfontein Reserve: Nature on your doorstep

Modderfontein Reserve
Publicado: 30 Octubre 2020
Última edición: 30 Octubre 2020
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Resumen

Gauteng is South Africa’s smallest and most transformed province, situated in the threatened Grassland Biome. Gauteng maintains pockets of grassland forming crucial ecological corridors for wildlife, and Modderfontein Reserve is a stepping stone in this network. The vision for the reserve is to provide an urban open space that is socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable, accessible, and a place for people to connect with nature and embrace the importance of urban green spaces.

 

The reserve hosts school and scout groups, and its six walking trails, cycling routes, picnic area, and bird hides are very popular. The successful operation of the reserve is a result of strong partnerships that allow for all of these activities to run concurrently. The Endangered Wildlife Trust assists landowners to rehabilitate disturbed and transformed areas, and monitor progress as per an Environmental Management Plan, adapting management interventions as needed to restore the reserve’s ecological functioning.

Classifications

Región
África Oriente y África del Sur
Escala de aplicación
Local
Ecosistema
Ecosistema urbano
Ecosistemas de pastizales
Humedal urbano
Pastizales templados, sabana, matorral
Áreas verdes (parques, jardines, bosque urbano)
Tema
Actores locales
Adaptación al cambio climático
Caza furtiva y delitos ambientales
Ciencia y investigación
Ciudades e infraestructuras
Comunicación y divulgación
Conectividad / conservación transfronteriza
Especies exóticas invasoras
Especies y la extinción
Fragmentación del hábitat y degradación
Gestión de tierras
Gobernanza de áreas protegidas
Ordenamiento territorial terrestre
Planificación de la gestión de áreas protegidas
Planificaión urbana
Prevención de erosión
Restauracion
Servicios ecosistémicos
Urban and Disaster Risk Management
Resilience and disaster risk management
Challenges
Pérdida de la biodiversidad
Cambio estacional
Fuegos silvestres
Usos conflictivos / impactos acumulativos
Erosión
Pérdida de ecosistemas
Especies invasoras
Cacería furtiva
Contaminación (incluida la eutrofización y la basura)
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 3 - Salud y bienestar
ODS 11 - Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
ODS 17 - Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
Metas de Aichi
Meta 1: Aumento de la sensibilization sobre la biodiversidad
Meta 9: Especies exóticas invasoras prevenidas y controladas
Meta 14: Los servicios ecosistemicos
Meta 15: Restauración de ecosistemas y resiliencia
Meta 17: Estrategias y planes de acción para la biodiversidad
Meta 19: Intercambio de información y conocimiento
Enfoques para el compromiso empresarial
Compromiso directo con una empresa

Ubicación

Modderfontein, 1609, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Impactos positivos

Within the Modderfontein Reserve, there are several habitat types, including open water bodies, wetlands, rocky outcrops, stands of exotic trees, and a variety of different grasslands. The reserve is also relatively high in the catchment area of the Modderfontein Spruit, providing connectivity to other urban open spaces. The reserve’s long list of recorded bird species can be attributed both to the availability of diverse habitats within the boundaries of the reserve, and the connection to those outside of them.

 

The reserve provides a critical green pocket in Gauteng that delivers ecosystem services in the forms of carbon sequestration and provision of oxygen, flood attenuation and social services through activities like Parkrun, picnicking, walking trails and mountain biking. The reserve also has heritage significance and sentimental value to the local community and is useful as an environmental education hub.

Contribuido por

Emily Taylor Endangered Wildlife Trust