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!Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park (South Africa)

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Designated

2019

Category

International Dark Sky Sanctuary

Address

R360, Upington, 8800
South Africa

Contact

Eleanor Muller
Website
Tel.: +27 (0)21-701-7860

Land Area

500 km2

Documents

Application
Press Release

About

The historic !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park land settlement agreement with the government of South Africa saw six farms (totaling around 35 000ha) to the south of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, and nearly 60,000ha of land within the park, restored to the ‡Khomani San and Mier communities in 2002, forming the modern !Ae!Hai Kalahari Heritage Park. The heritage park – managed by a joint management board comprising representatives of the ‡Khomani San and Mier communities and South African National Parks (SANParks) –aims to preserve the cultural and traditional knowledge of these indigenous communities, while improving their opportunities to earn a sustainable livelihood.

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