The Park Management Plan Process
- SANParks Coordinated Policy Framework
- Framework for Developing and Implementing Management Plans for SANParks
- Process for Developing or Revising Park Management Plans
- Draft Management Plans for public comment
- Draft Management Plans submitted to the Minister: Department of Environmental Affairs
- Approved Plans
- Request for Information
The National Environment Management: Protected Areas Act No. 57 of 2003 (NEM: PAA) requires that South African National Parks (SANParks) produces management plans for all national parks in consultations with stakeholders. The objective of a management plan is to ensure the protection, conservation and management of the protected area concerned in a manner which is consistent with the objectives of the NEM: PAA and for the purpose it was declared.
The SANParks Coordinated Policy Framework comprises generic policy statements applicable to all National Parks which informs the contents of the Park Management Plans. Download (PDF, 1.2MB) a copy of the document here.
Framework for Developing and Implementing Management Plans for SANParks
SANParks has created a framework for developing and implementing management plans it practices so that interested members of the public, collaborators as well as employees have an understanding of our management processes, especially Strategic Adaptive Management.
The Protected Areas Act requires that a national park be managed exclusively for the purpose for which it was declared. However, SANParks recognises that the environment is in constant flux, is interlinked with the socio-economic and political spheres and could be affected by societal values. Protected area management should therefore take cognisance of the ever changing environment and diversity of influences, and plan accordingly. In consultation with stakeholders SANParks will be revising the management plan of each park approximately every ten years.
Management plans that will be reviewed during the period 2017/2018 are:
- Kruger National Park
- Richtersveld National Park
Various structured meetings have been arranged for interested and/or affected member of the public to take part in the Kruger National Park Management Plan revision process. View the list of meeting venues.
All Stakeholders are thus invited to register to participate in the revision of the above mentioned management plans.
The following draft plans are available for public comment.
The following draft plans have been submitted to the Minister: Department of Environmental Affairs, for approval.
The draft management plans submitted to the DEA, are closed for comments from stakeholders.
The Approved Management Plans for the various Parks are available for download here.
Please use the form below to request any additional information. The approved park management plans are available for download on our Approved Plans page.
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