This biodiversity stewardship project aims to provide formal conservation protection for the area of the Rhenosterspruit Nature Conservancy, and beyond.
The Cradle of Humankind Environmental Management Framework closed the comment period today, 2 March.
A submission was sent highligting as concern the exclusion of the Egoli Granite Grassland, particularly as Management Objective reference this vegetation type. Of greater concern is the cultural, historic and archeological sites of the Conservancy. We have asked that these be specifically indicated on the GIS layers (mapping tools used by officials). The COH is a cultural landscape, and these sites are valuable in that context.
Three management objectives were also commented on: Living Heritage (plants); Water Quality and Land use: Places of Instruction. The comments underscored the objectives and ask for more specific guidelines to be included.
If you wish to view the COH EMF, documents are available on the website www.srk.co.za, including maps. We found these accessible via the "SiteMap" menu.