The GRASSLAND STEWARDSHIP ALLIANCE (GSA) (NPO Registered No 095-125) is the Management Authority of the Crocodile River Reserve according to the National Environment Management Protected Areas Act n.57 of 2003 (NEM:PAA).
For better interaction with landowners and to ensure that environmental diversity is properly taken into account, the Crocodile River Reserve has 8 Management Units that geographically encompass around 15 protected properties each and the related buffer zone (adjacent properties). Each Unit has appointed a Unit Manager whose responsibility is to collect inputs and achieve objectives in terms of protection and conservation of biodiversity and implementation challenges. The 8 Unit Managers form the Environmental Management Committee.
Every three years, all landowners whose properties have been gazetted as protected areas, nature reserve or protected environment, elect the GSA Governing Body and its two components, the Board of Directors, and the Environmental Management Committee.
The two components of the GSA Governing Body interact continuously on matters concerning the administration of the members, the sustainability of the Crocodile River Reserve, its targeted expansion in size and the conservation management of the protected properties.
The Unit Structure is shown on the Map below. To see the relevant unit manager and map detail, please click on the numbered hotspot for the area and it will open as a separate image.