The human oriented nature of the SAHGCA conservation charter and conservation policy confirms the fact that the association sees conservation to have a "human face". The association, therefore, manages it’s conservation activities within that context.
The two principal thrusts of SAHGCA’s conservation policy highlight the human oriented elements of conservation, namely that:
- conservation is the responsible, wise and sustainable use of renewable natural resources, and that;
- SAHGCA's conservation focus should be on indigenous fauna and flora.