The Escarpment Mountains with its grasslands and afro-
This endowment described above offers unique opportunities and responsibilities to the custodians of the land and subsequently led to the establishment of the K2C Biosphere Region ( ratified by UNESCO in 2001).
In Ancient cultures, the understanding of the link and connection between an individual and his or her world around them, was an integral part of their culture and their vision on the world.
As time progressed and “modernisation” wound its way into the daily facets of life, we have lost this connection and have rather chosen to see ourselves as separate to, or even above the world around us and instead of seeing it as an extension of ourselves, we have chosen to see it as a resource and supplier to our integral needs.
However, more and more, we are both feeling the need, and being presented with indication of our connection and integral reliance on the world around us.
It is only when we start linking into and becoming part of the world around us and seeing it as an extension of ourselves that we will truly start looking after it. This includes our friends, family and the society around us, as well as the physical world and the geography and geology around us and similarly, the environmental world of fauna and flora around us.
The principles of the MaB Concept try to help and assist in creating or showcasing these links, ties and connections, either between different communities, or between individuals and communities and the environment around them.
Holistic and “single vision management” has a far greater chance at success and resilience into the future than does a patchworked, broken and un-
However, in order to enable such a vision, we also need to ensure that we know as much as is possible as regards the various factors and sectors within the K2C region.