Biography

Tanya Goldman Layne has worked for the past decade at the South African National Biodiversity Institute to enable a biodiversity management practice that is integrated with socio-economic development in locally meaningful ways, particularly in South Africa’s low-income communities. She previously worked as an applied social researcher, mainly on labor and gender issues.

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I was new to nature conservation when I became Cape Flats Nature’s first project manager in late 2002 and was introduced to the ecosystems formally known as the Cape lowlands: once an unbroken mosaic of dunes and wetlands, the lowlands now offer a few highly fragmented and often degraded natural habitats. The Cape Flats I […]

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