The strategic documents such as the Integrated Development Plan and Spatial Development Framework as well as the GIS tool will be used to promote the safeguard of our natural resources.
The Overberg District Municipality will support the protection and conservation of Wetlands and wetland support areas within the Overberg. Special recognition is given to three RAMSAR sites in the Overberg namely: De Hoop Vlei, Heuningnes and Botriver estuaries.
The Wetland Report together with the Wetland Strategy and Action Plan will guide future priorities, funding and integration of effort in an attempt to protect our wetlands.
The ODM will give effect to the NEM: Biodiversity Act: Alien Invasive Species Regulations of 2014, through the above mentioned plan. AIS Control Plan will list all the ODM properties and indicate the listed Invasive Alien Species that require management in order to eradicate or effectively control these species.
As follow the list of protected ecosystems in the Overberg region as published on 9 December 2011 in the Government Gazette, no. 34809.
|Cape Lowland Alluvial Vegetation||Agulhas Sand Fynbos||Agulhas Limestone Fynbos|
|Central Rûens Shale Renosterveld||Greyton Shale Fynbos||Albertinia Sand Fynbos|
|Eastern Rûens Shale Renosterveld||Hangklip Sand Fynbos||Boland Granite Fynbos|
|Elgin Shale Fynbos||Potberg Ferricrete Fynbos||Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos|
|Elim Ferricrete Fynbos||Western Cape Milkwood Forest||Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos|
|Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos||Montagu Shale Renosterveld|
|Overberg Sandstone Fynbos||Swellendam Silcrete Fynbos|
|Rûens Silcrete Renosterveld|
|Western Rûens Shale Renosterveld|