- The High-level Panelof Experts For The Review Of Policies, Legislation And Practices On Matters Of Elephant, Lion, Leopard And Rhinoceros Management, Breeding, Hunting, Trade And Handling9.55 MB
Throughout the report, the focus is on providing policy certainty and reducing bureaucracy and red tape. Perhaps most admirable that the panel recognised that resolution of the issues required a bigger-picture framing, a re-imagining if you will.
It is in this context that the Panel envisages “Secured, restored, and rewilded natural landscapes with thriving populations of elephant, lion, rhino, and leopard, as indicators for a vibrant, responsible, inclusive, transformed, and sustainable wildlife sector”.
This vision is aligned with the Strategic Plan 2024 of the Department, and the Impact Statement within that Strategy: “A prosperous and equitable society living in harmony with our natural resources”. Besides providing specific interventions to resolve key issues in the sector, the report also provides for a re-conceptualised wildlife sector, that will provide a new deal for people and wildlife in South Africa.
The report contains a clear vision, with 18 goals and 60 recommendations.
Report By the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment