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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for copies of permits and permit applications for sungazers in terms of the CITES Regulations

January 31, 2017

Copies of all CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Wild Fauna and Flora Species) export permit applications, permits issued and permits refused/applications declined in respect of Smaug giganteus – giant girdled lizard (sungazers) in terms of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004, CITES Regulations from 1 July 2016 to 31 Jan 2017

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Reference Number:
CER-2017-EKW-0001 (Sungazers)

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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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