South Africa ranks as the third most biodiverse country in the world. It is recognised for high levels of endemism and is home to over 95,000 known species. The country also boasts a diverse range of biomes, from forests to deserts, estuaries and marine systems. Biodiversity, ecological infrastructure, and associated ecosystem services act as an invaluable foundation for South Africa’s economy. From tourism to fishing, farming and industry, the products and services provided by nature support people’s wellbeing, livelihoods, jobs and security.
BIOFIN in South Africa is implemented by UNDP Country Office and the national Department of Environmental Affairs, in collaboration with the SANBI, SANParks, National Treasury and Statistics South Africa. The BIOFIN programme in South Africa is currently implementing 8 Finance Solutions