South African National Parks (SANParks) are putting measures in place to try manage the impact of the drought across its parks in the country.
According to a statement by SANParks, the measures focus on maintaining a good ecosystem first and foremost. SANParks CEO, Fundisile Mketeni, said that this does not mean that they will stop being sensitive to animal welfare.
Mketeni explained that some of their measures include artificial water provisions, fire management plans and wildfire removals. The aim of this is to protect vegetation from being over utilised in some of the smaller parks.
River management plans are also set in place between water user associations and catchment management agencies.
These plans will try managing water releases from dams upstream.
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