Technical Guidelines for CBA Maps

This document provides guidelines for biodiversity planning practitioners in South Africa on how to develop and present a map of Critical Biodiversity Areas (CBAs) and Ecological Support Areas (ESAs), or “CBA Map”, based on a systematic biodiversity plan. These guidelines set out the rationale for CBA Maps, and provide minimum technical requirements as well as recommended good practice for developing these maps, based on the collective experience of the biodiversity planning community in South Africa over more than a decade.