24 June 2013
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, chairman of the session, extended congratulations to Lesotho on the inscription of the mixed natural and cultural property, which is Sehlabathebe National Park, on the World Heritage List.
Sehlabathebe National Park’s African Alpine tundra ecosystem, with its 250 endemic plant species, significantly enhances the value of uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. It also features important rock paintings made by the San people who had been living on the site for 4 000 years. Lesotho nominated the park for the World Heritage List in 2008.
Peace Parks Foundation warmly congratulates the Kingdom of Lesotho on the World Heritage Site listing. The Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation and Development Area is now also a Transboundary World Heritage Site!
3 June 2011Payment for Ecosystems Servicesread more
12 April 2010R40 million cheque to Lesotho for Maloti-Drakensberg TFCA
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The face of one KwaZulu- Natal's tourism icons will be irrevocably changed when Sani Pass is tarred by 2009. A public meeting at Sani Pass Hotel yesterday was informed that the project to resurface anread more
10 June 2006Bodies unite in highland development pact
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8 May 2006Revolutionary conservation area on track
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11 October 2005Bergwatch: Its activities and accomplishments
By 1991 it was evident that an organisation committed to mountain wilderness needed to be formed to provide a handbrake to the sometimes injudicious development of the Drakensberg foothills.A group ofread more
2 October 2005Row over hotels on top of the Berg
R162 development put on hold after objections by environmentalistsPLANS to build a cableway and hotels on top of the Drakensberg have stalled because environmental groups have protested against the deread more