Success as conservation and commerce join hands
THE 2000 ground-breaking agreement between iSimangaliso Wetland Park and various economic sectors is now being held up as a prime example of innovative thinking that has had enormous benefits for the environment and for people who live on the margins of society.
Today, the Eastern and Western Shores sections of iSimangaliso stand proudly as a leading example of what can be achieved when people work together for the greater good.
The agreement was signed between the iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority and SiyaQhubeka Forests, owned by land restitution communities together with Mondi, and various other parties including SAFCOL, the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, the Department of Environmental Affairs and local communities.
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