New report on the state of South Africa’s provincial reserves

It’s not a pretty picture–but at least we know where we are.

“There is growing concern that South African protected areas, which contain high biological density, are not fulfilling their conservation objectives”, begins this useful and rather perturbing study. It’s well worth reading to get an idea of the challenges faced by our provincial reserves, which are custodians of much of our biodiversity wealth, and how those challenges could be overcome.

It’s also a useful document for thinking about the future of Verloren Valei and how best to assure it.

Read the full report.

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