Just to let fellow wildlife enthusiasts know what is happening at Maphelane....the southern section of iSimangaliso Wetland Park World heritage site.
The Zululand Observer ran an article on 21 June outlining an application by Eyamakhozi Resources to sand mine for heavy minerals in the buffer zone between St Lucia lighthouse and Maphelane reserve boundary. This is an area of pristine sub tropical forest and reportedly has some of the highest forested dunes in the world. The adjacent area houses a relatively heavily populated rural community which highlight the need to retain this buffer zone.
Anyone who wishes to be kept informed and register as an IAP should email Yanga Kolisi at .... [email protected]