Conservation groups call for the nation to protect SA's National Parks

World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa and SanParks are urging South Africans to help conserve national parks as national treasures. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa and SanParks are urging South Africans to help conserve national parks as national treasures as restrictions of the national lockdown loosen.

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Many South Africans are visiting national parks after the hard lockdown.

Justin Smith from SANParks said, "wildlife is critical in terms of the tourism asset that is very important for employment and for our economy."

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Smith said support for national and provincial parks will help them continue into the future.

"On broader level, we depend on nature for so many other basic resources: food, water, energy... we can't survive without those and those all come directly from nature so it's not only in the interest of the planet it is in our interest to protect those resources going forward, otherwise we gonna have a very challenging future," Smith said.

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