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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to SANBI for records relating to the National Norms and Standards of the Management of Elephants

February 28, 2017

Copies of all records, insofar as this information is recorded and held by the South African National Biodiversity institute (SANBI) relating to:

  1. Documents submitted to SANBI in terms of par.8(c) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004, National Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa, 2008. The section states the following:

Duty of care

  1. The responsible person is obliged to-


(c) Submit to the Institute all information that may be relevant to the development of properly planned monitoring and research programmes, a national and international database on elephant management and the development of best practises…

  1. We request copies of these records for the period March 2008 to February 2017.
South African National Biodiversity Institute
Reference Number:
CER-2017-SNB-0001 (Elephant N&S)

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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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