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n Farmer’s Weekly - Sustainable use of wildlife : a poorly understood concept - by invitation

Volume 2018 Number 18026
  • ISSN : 0041-848X
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Abstract

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa requires that our natural resources be used in a manner that is sustainable and will not rob future generations of the benefits that can be derived from them. In the case of the wildlife of Southern Africa, indeed nearly that of all Africa, 250 out of the 350 years since the arrival of the colonial powers saw the exact opposite of what our Constitution requires. By 1900, three large mammal species had been driven into extinction and every other large mammal of any consequence or use had been reduced to minuscule remnants from which no economic or aesthetic benefit could be further derived. All were on the verge of extinction.

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2018-07-12
2018-07-22

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