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Glossary


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Indigenous species

 

Plants and animals that are naturally found in an area.

 
Inflorescence

 

The organ bearing an aggregation of flowers in a flowering plant.

 
Integrated Catchment Management (ICM)

 

The policy of managing catchments by including all important information, factors and stakeholders that can affect the environment in the catchment.

 
Integrated Environmental Management (IEM)

 

A way of managing the environment by including environmental factors in all stages of development. This includes thinking about physical, social, cultural and economic factors, and consulting with all the people affected by the proposed developments.

 
Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP)

 

The environmental policy developed for the City of Cape Town. The IMEP is a good example of Integrated Environmental Management.