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Minister Barbara Creecy visits the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa

The Minister also visited the animal hospital and veterinary unit which handles animal operations and post-mortems using high technology equipment

On Thursday 4 August 2022, the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment Ms Barbara Creecy, joined by board members of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and management visited the National Zoological Gardens (NZG) of South Africa to review the facility’s contribution to biodiversity, research, scientific services, animal welfare,…

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South Africa: Minister Barbara Creecy publishes amendments to section 24h registration Authority Regulations for Implementation

Publication of the amendments to the section 24h registration Authority Regulations for Implementation

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has published the amendments to the section 24H Regulations, which were gazetted for public consultation on 31 December 2021, for implementation. Comments on the proposed amendments have been duly considered, and the Regulations were revised accordingly. The amendments are required in order…

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Forestry, Fisheries and Environment on rhino poached in South Africa in first six months of 2022

259 rhino poached in South Africa in first six months of 2022

A total of 259 rhino have been poached for their horn in South Africa in the first six months of 2022.  “Recent trends in rhino poaching show a move away from the Kruger Park to private reserves and KwaZulu-Natal where the majority of rhinos have been killed this year. This…

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South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment condemns murder of ranger ahead of World Ranger Day

His murder only a few days ahead of World Ranger Day on 31 July, highlights the dangers rangers face protecting our country’s wildlife on a daily basis

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s Green Scorpions stand ready to work with the police to arrest the murderers of Timbavati’s head ranger Anton Mzimba, who was gunned down outside his home on Tuesday this week. “I would like to pay a special tribute to Anton Mzimba whom I…

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South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on German nationals convicted for illegal trade and possession of reptiles

German nationals convicted for illegal trade and possession of reptiles in Northern Cape have been re-arrested in similar case in Gauteng

Two German nationals arrested in November 2021 for the illegal trade and possession of reptiles and controlled substances have been rearrested on similar charges as they walked out of court in Upington on Thursday. Daniel Lohde and Marko Drescher entered a plea agreement admitting to the possession of and illegal…

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Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment publishes Strategic Biodiversity Draft White Paper for public participation

South Africa's biodiversity provides an important basis for economic growth and development, and is critical to people’s livelihoods

The Draft White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in South Africa has been published by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, for public comment. The call for submissions was published in Government Gazette 46687 (Notice No. 2252) on 8 July 2022…

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Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment gives progress report on Sulphur Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulphide smell experienced by public in Gauteng and North West Provinces

The interim investigations show that a low-pressure system in the north of the Mozambique channel caused a relatively unusual circulation pattern over the region

The task team investigating complaints about the stench experienced over parts of Gauteng and North West on 7 June 2022 has determined that a combination of weather events and emissions from industry were probably responsible for the sulphurous smell.  The task team is comprised of environmental and air quality officials…

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South Africa: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment addresses issue of baboon management in City of Cape Town

Stakeholders pledge to work together to address the issue of baboon management in the City of Cape Town

Various stakeholders have pledged their commitment to finding a lasting solution to the issue on baboon management in the City of Cape Town. The pledge follows a discussion at the stakeholder engagement in Cape Town led by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy who was…

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Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on launch of Technical Handbook

Launch of the Technical Handbook on Issuance of Sustainable Municipal Bonds in South Africa

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and the National Treasury (NT) are pleased to launch a Technical Handbook on Issuance of Sustainable Municipal Bonds in South Africa. “The application of sustainable bonds may be considered as being an essential financing mechanism for investing in climate mitigation and…

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Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Welcomes Adoption of Resolution to End Plastic Pollution

The resolution was adopted by the resumed 5th Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) unanimously by all member states with resounding acclamation and standing ovations

“South Africa welcomes the adoption of the resolution to “end plastic pollution: towards an international legally binding instrument” This represents an important landmark and significant decision to protect the environment and particularly our oceans that are important for food security, addressing climate change, improving the health and promoting sustainable development…