One of the biggest threats to biodiversity on our landholdings in South Africa is from invasive alien plants (IAP). Mondi has an intensive programme to monitor and control the spread of IAPs within the conservation network of our landholdings. As of April 2018, approximately 67% of our conservation area network was in a ‘maintained’ state.
Our freshwater ecosystems are also rich in biodiversity. In South Africa, we have a systematic wetlands monitoring programme, which Mondi and a wetlands specialist developed by building on the original ‘state of the wetlands’ assessment, carried out by the WWF Mondi Wetlands Programme. This improved monitoring programme assesses the state of our wetlands at a finer scale (operational units) so that we can use the results to better direct future management activities.