Dr Ian Player remembered

Today is Dr Ian Player’s birthday.  All of us on the Save our iMfolozi Wilderness Campaign fondly remember him as a great human being, a conservationist and an advocate of Wilderness. He sadly passed away on 30 November 2014 Dr Ian Player is mostly remembered for his sterling work in…

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Mining poses threat to iMfolozi wilderness zone

Petmin group subsidiary told Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife it wants to extract anthracite on border of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park By Tony Carnie One of the world’s oldest game reserves and a cradle of African rhino conservation is under threat by a coal-mining venture that could wreck one of Africa’s most iconic wilderness…

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Reply to Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015

  Response: Ibutho Coal’s announcement on 18 November 2015. From: iMfolozi Community Wilderness Alliance (ICWA) ICWA considers Ibutho Coal’s announcement, on 18 November 2015, to delay the Fuleni EIA process in order to undertake “additional work” as both a clear admission and confirmation that the public participation process (PPP) conducted…

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South African Blog of the year awards

Last year our site saveourwilderness.wordpress.com achieved runner up in the SA blog of the year awards in the environment category. That was in a large part thanks to the votes of our loyal campaign supporters. We have entered again this year so would you all please express your votes again,…

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Why is iMfolozi important to me?

  A letter to the Wilderness Leadership School by Kris Marais Hello WLS, My name is Kris Marais. My best friend, William Elliott and I walked the iMfolozi in 2002 and 2003 with Paul Cryer and Manhla. I also did the 10 day trail in 2004 with Julia my partner…

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Fuleni Travesty!

    By Tony Carnie South Africa’s obligation to protect its natural heritage for future generations will be called into serious question if the government allows a new open-pit coal mine to blasted open on the fence line of Africa’s oldest game reserve and wilderness area. The negative impact on…

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Ezemvelo opposes Fuleni mine

By Sheila Berry Tony Carnie’s article published in the Mercury on Wednesday, 30 September 2015, publicly reports for the first time Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife’s position and reasons for strongly opposing the proposed Fuleni open cast coal mine on the boundary of the iMfolozi wilderness area. Ezemvelo is the agency responsible…

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THIS COAL MINE SERVES NO-ONE!

  By Richard Compton Two of KwaZulu-Natal’s most respected and experienced conservationists have jointly argued that the controversial ‘Fuleni’ coal mine envisioned to be established right on the boundary of the Wilderness area of the historic iMfolozi Game Reserve will undermine and in some cases destroy the very fabric of…

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Mining ‘could ruin wilderness’

  Report warns against iMfolozi damage By Tony Carnie ONE of the last truly wild corners of ancient Africa would never be the same again — and could lose its global status as a wilderness area — if a local mining company was allowed to blast open new coal mining…

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