Protected Area Management Planning

Protected Area Management Plans

 

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and specifically the Protected Area Management Planning Unit, is responsible for the compilation of Protected Area Management Plans in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act, No. 57 of 2003 and other relevant legislation.
These plans include:

  • Protected Area Management Plans
  • Wilderness Management Plans
  • Concept Development Plans
  • World Heritage Site Integrated Management Plans
  • RAMSAR Plans

In preparing Protected Area Management Plans, Ezemvelo incorporates the principles of collaboration and transparency. The Protected Area Management Planning Process includes an extensive public participation process that adds value to the development of the plans. Protected Area Management Plans are high-level, strategic documents that provide the direction for the development and operation of protected areas. They inform management at all levels, from the staff on-site through to the CEO, the Board and the MEC. The purpose of the management plan is to:

  • Facilitate compliance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act (No. 57 of 2003).
  • Provide the primary strategic tool for management of protected areas, informing the need for specific programmes and operational procedures.
  • Provide motivations for budgets and provide indicators that the budget is spent correctly.
  • Build accountability into the management of protected areas.
  • Provide for capacity building, future thinking and continuity of management.
  • Enable Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife to develop and manage protected areas in such a way that its values and the purpose for which it was established are protected.

 

Draft Stakeholder workshop invitations and supporting documents

 

 

Ophathe GR Draft Management Plan Published 2017

Queen Elizabeth Park NR Draft Management Plan Published 2017

Hlathikhulu FR Draft Management Plan Published 2017

Blinkwater Draft Management Plan Published 2017

 

 

Protected Area Management Plans submitted for approval

Isandlwana Hertage Reserve 

 

Nkandla Forest Complex 

Tembe Elephant Park

 

Approved Protected Area Management Plans 

 Amatikulu Nature Reserve   
 Management Plan  Public Participation Report
 Beachwood Mangroves Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Bulwer Forest Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Chelmsford Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Coleford Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Enseleni Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Impendle Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Ithala Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Karkloof Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Krantzkloof Forest Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Mbumbazi Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Midmar Dam Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Mount Currie Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Mpenjati Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Ncandu Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Ndumo Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Ntsikeni Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Ongoye Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Phongolo Nature Reserve    
Management Plan  
Sileza Nature Reserve    
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Ubombo Mountain Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Umgeni Vlei Nature Reserve   
Ramsar Management Plan Public Participation Report
Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Umlalazi Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Umtamvuna Nature Reserve    
Management Plan Public Participation Report
Vernon Crookes Nature Reserve   
Management Plan Public Participation Report
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park   
Managment Plan Public Participation Report
Concept Development Plan