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 Post subject: Creating Table Mountain National Park
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:24 pm 
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Hello enthusiasic conservationists

I'm new to the forum and would appreciate some help. I'm doing some research on how TMNP came to be. There seems to be loads of role players. Could you please let me know who the key role players where? and how did Table Mountain become a National Park?


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:33 pm 
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Welcome SS!

The very beginning:

Cecil John Rhodes was a powerful and controversial character who could be called the father of conservation on the Cape Peninsula having acquired land spanning the eastern slopes of Table Mountain from Devils Peak to Constantia Nek. On his death this land was bequeathed to the people of Cape Town and protected from development. This land, with the exception of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, is now managed by the TMNP.

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Thanks DuQues

You pointed me in the right direction to get started.

I'm looking for the social and political history of the Non-governmental organizations and government people who motivated for Table Mountain to become a National Park? Any ideas?


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More like this presentation by Marc-Antoine Martin, General Secretary of Fonds Fran├žais pour l'Environnement Mondial?

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Social spider, I'll try find out more for you from University of Cape Town sources who were involved in the process.

One NGO that was definitely involved was the Botanical Society of SA. You could consider approaching BotSoc for more info.

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 Post subject: Re: Creating a National Park
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hi every one :) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Creating a National Park
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