Why is Wilderness important?

Below is a letter to the SOIW campaign from Brodie Craig affirming the value of Wilderness. To Whom It May Concern, In early May of this year, I embarked on a journey through the iMfolozi Park that inspired in me a passion for conservation and protection for this harrowed land.…

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A letter to Affirm the Value of Wilderness

By Ryan Nealis To whom it may concern I am writing to you to inform you about the incredible experience that I had while I was on trail in the Imfolozi park while conjunction with the Wilderness Leadership School. We spent 5 days and 4 nights learning about Zulu culture…

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Please Save iMfolozi

A letter by Shirley  Stevenson As a unique and stunningly beautiful area of conservation, Imfolosi is too valuable in global terms to be lost to temporary material gains, especially taking into account the views of wildlife experts and the local people who will be  most affected. The result of one…

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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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ENVIRONMENTALISTS WARN, ‘Zululand coal mine ‘dangerous’

By Tony Carnie ALLOWING coal mining just 40m from the borderline of Africa’s oldest game reserve would set a dangerous precedent for other companies to start mining next to, or even inside, any protected environment across the country. That’s the warning sent to national Environment minister Edna Molewa this week by attorneys acting for the Global Environmental Trust and several mine-affected communities in KwaZulu-Natal.…

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DRAFT EIA FOR FULENI MINE RELEASED

The Draft EIA and EMP for the Fuleni Coal Mine on the boundary of the iMfolozi Wilderness area was released on 1 June 2015. Naledi Consultants have given the final date for the submission of comments as 3rd August 2015 The draft EIA documents are available for viewing and download…

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Concerns from MACUA

Dear Sir/Madam I trust you are well. MACUA has registered as an I&AP for the proposed mine at the Fuleni community. It is based on that, that I write to pass my concerns and wish for clarity on your behalf. It is the responsibility of the Environmental Assessment Practitioner to…

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Comments from readers

  These are comments posted up to now on our site by readers. Jacques Nortje Please stop this nonsense! hawkinssfca Can’t we all get along? garth fouche It is really a shame what is being done to our wildlife in this country. Although not a specialist I have gained a…

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Submission by the Wilderness Alliance

WILDERNESS ALLIANCE P. O. Box 53058 Yellowwood Park 4011 Email: saveourwilderness@gmail.com Tel. contact no:  Contact person: Sheila Berry Date: 12 May 2014 To: IDM Consultants For Attention: Karl Wiggishof Re: Fuleni Anthracite Project, Ibutho Coal (Pty) Ltd.- DMR REFERENCE: KZN 30/5/1/2/1/10045 MR Please register the Wilderness Alliance as an I&AP.…

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More comment from the public

This objection appeared in the comments: My husband, family and I wish to submit the strongest possible objection to the application to open an opencast strip mine operation in the Imfolozi Wilderness Reserve. The idea of desecrating an animal sanctuary and wilderness area which has become an exceptionally important and…

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