oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - South African law relating to conservation areas

Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



Environmentally detrimental land use decisions are continuously being made in South Africa and unless a coordinated strategy is developed in terms of a uniform national policy in respect of the establishment, status and management of conservation areas, the retrograde tide may not be stemmed and potential conservation areas may be lost, possibly forever, while a considerable degree of uncertainty will continue to prevail with regard to the jurisdiction and management of existing areas. The formulation of a national policy to serve as a guide for the establishment of future conservation areas and for the rationalisation of the twenty-odd different types of conservation areas, currently in existence, is consequently of the utmost importance.

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