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The conservation role of forestry in South Africa

D.P. Ackerman
Koedoe | Supplement | a1286 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v20i2.1286 | © 1977 D.P. Ackerman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 09 December 1977 | Published: 10 December 1977

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D.P. Ackerman,, South Africa

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Abstract

In September 1965, at the signing ceremony of a National Park Bill, United States President Johnson remarked: "We are living in the Century of Change. But if future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than with sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as God really made it, not just as it looked when we got through with it." In the same spirit, forestry in the Republic of South Africa (RSA) shares the responsibility of conserving and restoring as far as possible the environment in which we and succeeding generations must live.


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