NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERSITY ACT 10 OF 2004: THE NATIONAL NORMS AND STANDARDS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ELEPHANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Notice Title: National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 (“NEMBA”): The National Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa
Government Notice: GN 3010 in GG 47984 on 3 February 2023
Commencing date: 3 February 2023
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (“the Minister”) issued the Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa in terms of section 9(1)(a) and (c) of NEMBA.
The Norms and Standards apply to the management of elephants wherever they occur in South Africa, regardless of whether the elephants are wild elephants or captive elephants. The Norms and Standards cover amongst other the following aspects:
- Interpretation, purpose and application
- General management of elephants including
- General provisions
- Management of wild elephants
- Elephants in controlled environments
- Escaped or roaming elephants
These Norms and Standards repeal the National Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa, 2008.
For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
Persons must take note of the new Norms and Standards and ensure that the necessary actions are taken to align their practices therewith.
For more information or assistance please contact Jan Nel at firstname.lastname@example.org