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Ntshane Claire

Title
Dr.
First name
Ntshane
Last name
Claire
Gender
Female
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
1. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
3. SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE 4. BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION
Thematic areas of disciplines:
DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES VALUATION;
MAPPING; RESEARCH & MONITORING; NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT;
PROJECT MANAGEMENT; EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
UN languages spoken

English

Other Languages Old
XITSONGA; TSHIVENDA & SETSWANA
Geographical Focus
Job function
Specialist scientist: Wildlife & Managment
Division
Conservation services, South African National Parks
Nature of Organisation
National Parks
Street Address Organisation
643 Leyds Street
Muckleneuck
City Organisation
Pretoria
Country Organisation
South Africa
Telephone number
012/ 426 5309
Email
claire.ntshane@sanparks.org
claire.ntshane@gmail.org
Work experience
1. SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
- PROVIDES FOR A SCIENCE POLICY INTERFACE FUNCTION TO SANPARKS
THROUGH FACILITATING AND COORDINATING THE DELIVERY OF RELEVANT
SCIENCE AND POLICY INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE THROUGH OFFICIAL
COMMENTS AND REPORTS RELATED TO UNCCD, IPBES AND CBD TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.
- INTERGOVERNMENTAL PLATFORM ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM
SERVICES, LEAD AUTHOR FOR CHAPTER 2 (NATURE`S CONTRIBUTION TO
PEOPLE AND QUALITY OF LIFE) AFRICA REGIONAL ASSESSMENT ON
BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.

2. ECOSYSTEM DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT AND MAPPING
- VELD CONDITION ASSESSMENT TO INFORM MANAGEMENT DECISIONS SUCH AS
THE USE OF FIRE AS A MANAGEMENT TOOL, SPECIES TRANSLOCATION AND
OFF-TAKES IN PARK MANAGEMENT.
- ASSESSMENT OF HERBIVORES IMPACTS ON VEGETATION
(MASTERS DEGREE PROJECT).
- MAPPING OF DEGRADED ECOSYSTEMS AND SERVICES (PHD THESIS).
- HABITAT CONDITION ASSESSMENT - QUALITY, DEGRADATION (PHD THESIS).
- ASSESSESSMENT OF ECOSYSTEM DEGRADATION TO PRIORITISE
REHABILITATION/RESTORATION IN PARK MANAGEMENT.

3. REHABILITATION/RESTORATION OF ECOSYSTEMS
- AS A SECTION MANAGER IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (2001-2006), A
CONSERVATION MANAGER IN MARAKELE NATIONAL PARK (2007-2010), AND AS
A PARK MANAGER, I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR REHABILITATION AND
RESTORATION PROJECTS RELATED TO BUSH ENCROACHMENT, EROSION
CONTROL, ALIEN VEGETATION ERADICATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL).
- I ALSO GAINED EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE IN THE APPLICATION OF FIRE AS A
MANAGEMENT TOOL IN PARK MANAGEMENT.

4. VALUATION, MODELLING OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND SCENARIO PLANNING
- AS PART OF THE PHD THESIS, I HAVE CONDUCTED MODELLING AND
VALUATION OF A NUMBER OF ECOSYTEM SERVICES INCLUDING:
CARBON STORAGE; ECONOMIC VALUATION OF TIMBER AND
FIREWOOD; AND HABITY QUALITY AND DEGRADATION.
- HAVE EXTENSIVE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE IN SCENARIO PLANNING.

5. BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
- WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE SPANNING OVER 10 YEARS IN SANPARKS WHICH
INCLUDES THE MAINTENANCE OF TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY TO PROTECT AND
SAFE GUARD NATURAL ASSETS AGAINST POACHING, POLLUTION
UNSUSTAINABLE UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES AND DEGRADATION TO ENSURE
BIODIVERSITY SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
DOCTORATE in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE -RHODES UNIVERSITY, 2015
MASTERS in ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT-UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE, 2007
BACHELOR in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION- UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2009
DIPLOMA: NATURE CONSERVATION- TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, 2003
DIPLOMA: SECONDARY TEACHING, TIVUMBENI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, 1997
CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, RHODES UNIVERSITY, 2002
Publication titles
NTSHANE BC & GAMBIZA J. 2016. HABITAT ASSESSMENT FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Awards
1. TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – MEMBER OF THE ACADEMIC
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURE CONSERVATION.
2. CHAIRPERSON OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PORTFOLIO- WATERBERG BIOSPHERE
RESERVE.
3. Regional Section Ranger Post of the Year (2005, Kruger National Park).
Other activities
1. LAND DEGRADATION NEUTRALITY: NATIONAL WORKING GROUP MEMBER (SOUTH
AFRICA).
2. INTERGOVERNMENTAL PLATFORM ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM
SERVICES, LEAD AUTHOR FOR CHAPTER 2, AFRICA REGIONAL ASSESSMENT
ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.
3. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES PARTNERSHIPS: LEAD TEAM MEMBER FOR WORKING
GROUP 5: ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND NATURE CONSERVATION (2015-DATE).
4. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INSPECTOR- COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT.