LIST OF PROTECTED TREE SPECIES PUBLISHED
Title: Notice of the List of Protected Tree Species under the National Forests Act 84 of 1998
Government Gazette Notice: GN 536 in GG 41887 of 7 September 2018
Commencing date: 7 September 2018
On 7 September 2018, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries published under section 12(1)(d) of the National Forests Act 84 of 1998 a list of all protected trees belonging to a particular species. For a copy of this notice please click here
How to ensure compliance at my operation?
A licence or exemption granted by the Minister is required to cut, disturb, damage or destroy any protected tree or to possess, collect, remove, transport, export, purchase, sell, donate or in any other manner acquire or dispose of any protected tree or any product derived from a protected tree. Failure to obtain the necessary licence or exemption is regarded as a first category offence that may result in a person who is found guilty being sentenced to a fine or imprisonment for a period up to three years, or to both a fine and imprisonment.
What is Shangoni’s approach?
To ensure that you do not contravene this notice, you must be able to identify whether there are any protected trees on your site. Shangoni has ecological specialists that conduct biodiversity surveys for clients in the mining and non-mining industry. These specialists can also then compile a Biodiversity Action Plan to assist in ensuring protection of these species. Shangoni can also assist in the facilitation of applications for environmental related permits, including biodiversity permits. For more information, contact Lee-Anne Fellowes at firstname.lastname@example.org.