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Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

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Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Lesego » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa on 2 March 2012 published under the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, 2003 (Act No. 57 of 2003), the declaration of certain land to be part of five South African National Parks in Notice 150 of 2012, Gazette No. 35073, of 2 March 2012.

The five national parks affected by this declaration include the Agulhas, Addo Elephant, Mokala, Tankwa Karoo and Namaqua National Parks. Minister Molewa on 15 July 2011 published for public comment the Department’s intention to declare land as part of five national parks whereby members of the public were invited to submit comments within 60 days.

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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Boorgatspook » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:56 pm

This is very good news indeed! :clap:

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Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:05 pm

Only saw this now. Are there any maps that show where these extensions are? Wish they would carry on adding farms to more parks! :D

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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby bert » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:03 pm

Great news

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Unread postby pops » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Fantastic news hope to hear more of this type of news.

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Unread postby threedogs » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:20 am

Always a good thing to see parks extended! :clap:
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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:11 am

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful :D

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Unread postby cheetah2111 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:31 am

Fantabulous!!!

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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Grantmissy » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:22 am

Hi Lesego :yaya: Thanks for the great news :wink:
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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby TheunsH » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:56 am

Well, I don't understand, on the one side SANParks seeks donations for servicing/upgrading the webcams and on the other hand more land is declared for conservation. How on earth will this be funded?

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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:00 am

Totally different budgets.

Also the usage of the word "declare" to me sounds like this is going to happen without money changing hands.
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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Rooies » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:23 am

It is always 'a feast for the eyes' and 'music for the ears' to hear about more land for conservation. BTW, how far are we from the goal of 10% of the land being set aside for conservation?
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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Graham_5000 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:58 pm

Surely the farmers got adequate compensation? I hope SA continues to produce a lot of food - food security is vital unless you are prepared to pay what us Brits pay in the UK for our food, most of which is imported!
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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:32 pm

Yes, the farmers would be compensated at market value Graham. The Government gives/gave SANParks a grant specifically to purchase more land with.
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Re: Declaration of land to five South African National Parks

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:31 am

Theuns, it seems to me that you are out to rip into Sanparks no matter what they do.

This is positive news and an indication of comitment. It is good news all the way, why vomit on the cake?
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