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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to MTPA for copies of documents relating to bones of lions shot or euthanased after escape from national parks

16 August 2017

Copies of all records, relating to all state-owned deceased lions (Panthera leo) within the jurisdiction of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency, from January 2015 to July 2017, evidencing what is done with the skulls, teeth, bones and other body parts and/or derivatives of all dead lions killed or found outside of national parks, particularly any lions shot or euthanased after escape from national parks (including but not limited to those lions killed after escape from the Kruger National Park around 18 May and 13 July 2017)

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency
Reference Number:
CER-2017-MTP-0001 (MTPA lion bones)
Records received

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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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