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The Institute of Natural Resources, in partnership with WWF-SA and Confluent Aquatic Consulting and Research, recently released a publication titled: “Best practice guidelines for improved wetland and river management on dairy farms in South Africa: The implementation of sector-specific buffer zones and wetland enhancement”.

The aim of the publication is to provide best management practices that will assist farmers to manage their rivers and wetlands in a manner that promotes biodiversity conservation. Trace & Save participated in the project to a small extent, and we believe that such guidelines can go a long way to bringing clarity on what best practice entails. Optimal wetland and river management are underprioritized, from an environmental perspective, on most dairy farms. It is imperative that this does not remain the case for the long-term sustainability of the dairy industry in South Africa.

You can read the publication below or download it here.

Craig Galloway