SAPECS is an international, transdisciplinary research program that aims to advance stewardship of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services in southern Africa.


Ecosystems & Society Winter School: 30 June – 04 July 2014

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) Sustainability Research Unit and SAPECS would like to invite relevant Masters and PhD students to an ‘Ecosystems and Society’ Winter School that will be held at NMMU’s George Campus at Saasveld from 30 June to 4 July. Goals The goals of this Winter School are to develop the capacity of […]

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Project update: It’s less about elephants, and more about space…

To compete for a burgeoning tourist market looking for a great wildlife experience,  protected areas (particularly more commercially driven privately-owned ones) often over-stock on charismatic species. But do more charismatic species equate to more visitors, and more revenue? In a paper recently published in the journal Ecological Applications, and featured more popularly in the magazine […]

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