INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PLAN OF THE RAMSAR GREAT SOUTH LAKES AREA
The Great South lakes area was listed in 2014 under the Ramsar Wetlands Convention, which required implementing a management plan for the listed sites. RESCCUE provided support in developing the integrated management plan at the Southern Province’s behest by setting up a monitoring committee, carrying out a baseline study and holding participatory workshops in 2016 and a broad public hearing in 2017. The plan's final version contains 5 long-term objectives, 18 ten-year operational objectives and over 60 activities for achieving them. It is currently pending political approval by the Provincial Assembly’s Environment Commission.