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Request to SANBI for information relating to the captive lion bone trade industry

26 January 2018

Copies of all records, insofar as this information is produced recorded and/or held by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), including but not limited to interim and/or final reports and/or findings, whether draft or official, relating to:

The three-year study by SANBI into the captive lion bone trade industry commenced in mid-2017, as referred to by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) during the stakeholder consultation regarding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) lion bone export quota for South Africa, held in January 2017 at DEA’s offices.

South African National Biodiversity Institute
Reference Number:
CER-2018-SNB-0001 (Captive lion bone trade study reports)
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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