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Centre for Environmental Rights - Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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Our Programmes:

Biodiversity

Overview

Together with the Table Mountain Fund and the South African National Biodiversity Institute, the Centre has coordinated collaboration between key government departments and agencies in the Western Cape and civil society organisations to address some of the challenges posed to threatened and endangered ecosystems by the unauthorised conversion of virgin land, and to promote responsible management of virgin land.

This project requires unprecedented cooperation between environment authorities, agriculture authorities, farmers’ and agricultural associations and civil society.

Resources:

Key correspondence:

Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

Report a Violation

National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours): 0800 205 005

In addition, there are a number of national and provincial hotlines that may be useful.

Contact us

  • Telephone:+27 21 447 1647
  • Fax:+27 86 730 9098
  • Email:info@cer.org.za
  • Address:Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town
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