Mervyn Lotter, Dr.

South Africa
Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
BII expert in Plants

Working on threatened plants, grasslands, forests and savannas, since 1994. Also involved in vegetation mapping in South Africa and Mozambique. These days focusing on biodiversity planning.

Difficult to prove that the impacts are to people living there but we know of a few documented cases, like Carolina residents not being able to drink water out of taps because of mines polluting their water.