Protected Area Management Plans
Reserve Management Plan Process
The National Environment Management: Protected Areas Act, (Act No. 57 of 2003) (NEM: PAA) requires that CapeNature compiles management plans for all nature reserves in consultations with stakeholders. The objective of a management plan is to ensure the protection, conservation and management of the protected area concerned in a manner which is consistent with the objectives of the NEM: PAA and for the purpose it was declared.
Nature Reserve Complexes
CapeNature has clustered nature reserves, wilderness areas, state forests, marine protected areas and forest reserves into management complexes and management plans are currently being compiled for nine complexes, which include:
Cederberg Nature Reserve Complex
Dassen Island Nature Reserve
Dyer Island Nature Reserve Complex
Kammanassie Nature Reserve
Keurbooms River Nature Reserve Complex
Kogelberg Nature Reserve Complex
Limietberg Nature Reserve Complex
Robberg Nature Reserve Complex
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve Complex
Stakeholder Participation Process Strategy for CapeNature Reserve Management Plans
Section 39(3) of the NEM:PAA states that when preparing a management plan for a protected area, the management authority concerned must consult municipalities, other organs of state, local communities and other affected parties which have an interest in the area. Section 41(2)(e) requires that the management plan contains procedures for public participation, including participation by the owner (if applicable), any local community or other interested party.
The Stakeholder Participation Strategy for CapeNature Reserve Management Plans guides this process. All stakeholders that wish to participate in this process must register as a stakeholder with the respective consultant appointed to facilitate the stakeholder participation process. Any persons having direct or indirect interests or rights in a nature reserve may be considered a stakeholder.
It is envisaged that through the stakeholder participation process membership on the existing Protected Area Advisory Committee’s will be enhanced. In CapeNature’s efforts to comply with the deadlines for this process, in some instances, certain of these steps had to be combined. Stakeholder meetings 1 and 2 shown in the Stakeholder Participation Strategy for CapeNature Reserve Management Plans will be combined with stakeholder meeting 3. At this meeting opportunity will be provided to stakeholders to comment on the desired state and objectives for the nature reserve.
Download the Stakeholder Participation Strategy for CapeNature Reserve Management Plans