DRAFT POLICY POSITION ON THE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF ELEPHANT, LION, LEOPARD AND RHINOCEROS: COMMENTS INVITED ON THE DRAFT
Notice Title: Draft Policy Position on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros: Comments invited on the Draft
Government Notice: GN 3887 in GG 49319 on 19 September 2023
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted on or before 19 October 2023
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment published the draft Policy Position on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros (“the Draft Policy Position) for public comments.
The draft Policy Position is informed by the following:
- White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity which was published for implementation on 14 June 2023;
- the High Level Panel (HLP) report,
- the recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry (Col) that was appointed to advise on the possibility of proposing legal interventions on international trade in rhino horn to the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and
- the Colloquium report on captive lion breeding for hunting.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 19 October 2023. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
For more information or assistance please contact Jan Nel at email@example.com.