Manopole verwelkom die vonnisoplegging van plant stropers

 Manopole verwelkom die vonnisoplegging van plant stropers

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Die LUR vir Landbou, Omgewingsake, Landelike Ontwikkeling en Grondhervorming, Mase Manopole, het die skuldigbevinding verwelkom van vier stropers wat gearresteer is vir diefstal van bedreigde en beskermde Halfmens-bome in die |Ai|Ais/Richtersveld-oorgrenspark (ARTP) in die Noord-Kaap.

Die oortreders is in hegtenis geneem deur ‘n multi-sektorale span bestaande uit lede van die Ranger Corp, bygestaan deur die Botaniese Span, Landbou, Omgewingsake, Landelike Ontwikkeling en Grondhervorming en Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiedienste, toe hulle probeer het om bedreigde en beskermde halfmens boom (ook bekend as Pachypodium namaquanum of olifant se slurp) in die park in die jaar 2020.

Die vier oortreders is op Donderdag, 21 April 2022, tot sewe jaar gevonnis en skuldig bevind vir aanklagte wat verband hou met stropery van vetplante wat deur die Nasionale Omgewingsbestuurswet beskerm word en betreding in ‘n Nasionale Park.

Die verwydering en permanente skade van die 14 Pachypodium Namaquanum is een van die ergste gevalle in die geskiedenis van die Richtersveld Nasionale Park, as gevolg van die beduidende kulturele, toerisme en natuurlike waarde van die plante.

Weens die sensitiwiteit van die spesies sal hulle nie in hul natuurlike habitat gerehabiliteer kan word nie en dit sal ‘n negatiewe impak op die spesifieke bevolking hê.

Die spesies is van groot waarde en word beskou as ‘n waardevolle bate vir die ARTP, wat die enigste nasionale park in Suid-Afrika is waar die spesies bewaar word.

Alle plante in die Noord-Kaap Provinsie word beskerm en ‘n permit is nodig om dit te verwyder, vervoer of besit.

“Ons verwelkom die skuldigbevinding, want dit sal op sy eie ‘n boodskappe uitstuur dat ons as die provinsiale regering ernstig is oor die bewaring van ons vetplante. Die skuldigbevinding sal verder ‘n waarskuwing aan alle stropers stuur dat ons nie sal rus voordat almal van hulle agter tralies is nie. Stropery van vetplante is ‘n ernstige oortreding en ons sal hierdie tipe stropery van niemand duld nie,” het LUR Manopole gesê.

Die Richtersveld Nasionale Park (deel van die ARTP) is ‘n kontraktuele park wat gesamentlik deur die plaaslike gemeenskapsraad genaamd die ‘RGBK’ en SANParke bestuur word. Dit is die enigste nasionale park waar die gemeenskap toegelaat word om binne ‘n nasionale park te woon en te boer.

Bernadine Hearn

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