FROM IDEA TO DECLARATION
The initiative to create a Biosphere reserve in the Magaliesberg region attempted to comply strictly with proper procedures and protocol regarding provincial and national involvement. A biosphere can only be proposed to UNESCO by the national government. The Magaliesberg region falls within two provinces each of which is responsible for the management and protection of the Magaliesberg Protected Environment. It is therefore appropriate to motivate the provinces to take control of the Biosphere project, starting with the NW Province in which 80% of the MPE falls.