Eeram Protected Environment
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In collaboration with partners and landowners, the EWT helps to protect land important to Endangered species and ecosystem by facilitating Biodiversity Stewardship. Biodiversity Stewardship is an approach whereby conservation authorioties enter into agreements with private and communal landowners to protect and manage land in biodiversity priority areas.
Eeram in the northeastern Free State Province is 7,398 hectares of land critical to the survival of Endangered species, such as the Botha’s Lark, Sungazer, and our national bird, the Blue Crane. Declaring Eeram as a Protected Environment will benefit local biodiversity, landowners, and the broader community. It will also protect habitats such as intact grasslands that assist with carbon sequestration and mitigation against extreme weather events such as flooding and drought, while still allowing for sustainable use through agriculture.