South Africa has one of the fastest rates of environmental decline in the world, according to research conducted by researchers at Yale and Columbia Universities in the US. Their world-wide findings rank SA No. 128 out of 132 countries in terms of its environmental performance index (EPI) released in March 2012.
It is measured as the worst of all the African countries.
“What is problematic is that South Africa is recognised as having some of the most progressive environmental legislation on the planet and yet the implementation of this legislation seems to be woefully inadequate,” said Gareth Barnes, director of conservation at the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa.
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