OPEN LETTER TO MINISTER CREECY: NO MORE ELEPHANTS IN PONGOLA GAME RESERVE
CHASA, CEO, Stephen Palos on the fact that Pongola Game Reserve had to let their elephant go because bureaucracy makes it impossible to keep them financially viable.
Says Mr Palos: It was no surprise to receive the letter stating that due to government policy and process the Pongola Game It was no surprise to receive the letter stating that due to government policy and process the Pongola Game Reserve simply cannot continue to include elephant as part of their biodiversity mix anymore.
The letter came to me from PHASA CEO, Dries van Coller and his covering message to the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment is very appropriate and true. I need to expand on this subject somewhat however.