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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to GDARD for copies of permits for the keeping in captivity and breeding of lions at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

10 October 2017

Copies of all records, including applications for, permits granted, and/or permits declined, for the possession, keeping in captivity, commercial exhibition and/or breeding of all lions (Panthera leo), at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve situated at 520 Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp, from January 2017 to September 2017, in terms of the Nature Conservation Ordinance 12 of 1983 and/or the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (NEMBA), and/or Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007 (TOPS).

Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Reference Number:
CER-2017-GDA-0001 (Lion Permits)

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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.

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