The iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority supports the work of the department (DEA) in conservation within iSimangaliso Wetland Park. The Park was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999 in recognition of its superlative natural beauty and unique global values and is regulated by the by World Heritage Act.
World Heritage Convention:
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recognises and protects World Heritage Sites as places of exceptional cultural or environmental /natural value through the World Heritage Convention. South Africa has been a signatory since 1997. The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999, is the only World Heritage Site in the KZN Coastal Region.
|Who to contact|
Chief Executive Officer (Acting):
Prof. Anis Karodia
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority
Telephone: 035 590 1633/ 1602
The Dredger Harbour