The Source to Sea Programme represents the amalgamation of the Healthy Rivers Programme (HRP) and the Marine and Coastal Conservation Programme (MCCP). The habitats found in the catchments of rivers are inadvertently linked to benthic habitats on the sea floor, and although connectivity at the two extremes is difficult to conceptualize, disruptions to ecosystem services or habitat loss in the catchments will have a ripple effect though the system, affecting the ecosystem integrity and functioning of the rivers, estuaries, and nearshore environment. The formation of the EWT-STSP recognizes this connectivity and allows the EWT to address broader scale conservation issues regarding the conservation of water resources and threatened species in southern Africa....READ MORE