Mapungubwe National Park to review its management plan

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Mapungubwe National park
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South African National Parks (SANParks) will review the management plan for the Mapungubwe National Park outside Musina in Limpopo. Stakeholders are invited to attend public meetings starting from 17 April 2018 to make inputs on the strategic direction that Mapungubwe National Park will take in the next 10 years.

The first phase will focus on stakeholders in the following areas adjacent to the park: Musina – 17 April 2018 at 09:00 and Alldays – 18 April 2018 at 09:00.

The National Environment Management Protected Areas Act No.57 of 2003 (NEM: PAA) requires that SANParks produces management plans for all national parks in consultation with stakeholders. Management plans are important 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.

“We invite people to come and make inputs in the management of the Mapungubwe National Park. We as custodians believes that the management of national parks should not take place in isolation. Participation of local communities should be promoted to ensure effective management of protected areas. It is for this reason that we seek inputs from stakeholders on how best to protect the national park,” said Janine Raftopoulos; SANParks Head of Communications.

Those who will not be able to attend these sessions can visit SANParks website www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/ to register as a stakeholder and give inputs.