DIRECTOR: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Mr Joram Mkosana
Tel: +27 (0) 41 506 5464
Fax: +27 (0) 41 585 7261
Secretary: Pamela Howes
The Environmental Management Sub-directorate consists of the following sections:
Reserve and NMMOSS Management
Strategic Planning & Development
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality "The five-biome city", is unique in that it:
- Hosts five of South Africa’s seven biomes – fynbos, subtropical thicket, Nama Karoo, forest and grassland biomes.
- Forms the South-Eastern corner of the Cape Floristic Region – a region renowned for its plant and animal diversity and endemism.
- Witnesses the meeting of two global biodiversity hotspots – the Cape Floristic Region and Maputaland / Albany / Pondoland.
- Boasts unique coastal and inland fynbos, as well as subtropical thicket vegetation types
The natural habitats within the NMBM are under severe threat from urban development, alien plant infestation, agriculture, mining, and human activities.
Local municipalities are required in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, No. 10 of 2004 (NEMBA) to protect biodiversity within their municipal areas.
The Municipality has undertaken a study called the Final Conservation Assessment Plan which identifies a conservation network known as the NMB MOSS (Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Open Space System) comprising Critical Biodiversity Area’s (CBA’S), Ecological Support Area’s and Protected Area’s.
This Sub-directorate provides and renders a sustainable environmental, educational and developmental service to Nelson Mandela Bay, which includes: