It is important to have an enabling environment in place that supports and promotes sustainable utilisation of a country’s natural resources. The enabling environment includes the national policies, legislation, regulatory frameworks and the institutional structures and their roles and responsibilities, i.e. the administrative framework within which natural resources management activities can take place. The enabling environment must promote an integrated and multi-sectoral approach in order to be sustainable and achieve successful implementation of national objectives. Natural resources are by their nature part of an integrated system, therefore their management for rehabilitation, protection and sustainable utilisation must also encompass an integrated and systematic approach.