Environmental Health

Environmental Health

There is a need to promote recycling as the area of Umkhanyakude District Municipality enjoys high conservation status. A very close working relationship has been established with the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNWL) which has resulted in a very good strategic partnership. KZN Wildlife is also responsible for conservation management within these protected areas and also plays an active role within the district. A number of district conservation officers offer expert advice to private and community landowners in either game farm management or conservation issues. A community conservation team drives the conservation awareness and community partnerships focus for the organisation. They actively interact with local communities and municipalities. KZN Wildlife is also responsible for a number of large scale project initiatives. These include massive alien plant clearing programmes, Trans-frontier Conservation Area initiatives and DEAT funded Coast care and development projects. KZN Wildlife’s Community Levy programme has also made constructive improvements to infrastructure within this District.