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Save Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) from river diversion
Augrabies Falls National Park (AFNP) is a National Park located around the Augrabies Falls in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa. The AFNP falls within the Nama-Karoo Biome and has total of 186 species.The park has become the iconic contrast of the wild, pure, primitive developments. Currently the park has the following two threats:
(i) Development of the Orange River 800 metres upstream of the main Augrabies Fall in the Remote and Viewshed protected areas of the AFNP
(ii) Installation of Photovoltaic solar power plant
I think these proposals are unsolicited. I also read the comments and input from various stakeholders, they have the same perspective. The Augrabies Falls and the National Park are under immediate threat. We cannot afford to loose the natural beauty of the AFNP, we have to be proactive to defend this region. The question is how can we pass this message through to the politicians to stop this attack on our investments?.
Any input would be appreciated.