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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Requests to CapeNature, GDARD, MTPA, EKZNW, FSDESTEA, ECDEDEA, NCDEDECT, LEDET, NWREAD and DEA for all information in respect of sungazer and pangolin permits

19 February 2018

Requested copies of all records, including all applications for permits, applications declined and permits granted, in respect of Smaug giganteus (sungazer) and Manus Temminckii (pangolin) for possession, keeping in captivity, breeding, and transportation/conveyance within and out of the province, in terms of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004, the Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007 and/or the relevant provincial legislation, for the period January 2016 to January 2018.

Western Cape Nature Conservation Board t/a CapeNature; Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency; Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife; Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs; Northern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Conservation and Tourism; North West Department of Rural Economic Development and Agriculture and the Department of Environmental Affairs
Reference Number:
CER-2018-CAT-0001; CER-2018-GDA-0001; CER-2018-MTP-0001; CER-2018-EKW-0001; CER-2018-DES-0001; CER-2018-ECA-0001; CER-2018-EDE-0001; CER-2018-LPP-0001; CER-2018-NEA-0001 and CER-2018-DEA-0001

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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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National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours): 0800 205 005

In addition, there are a number of national and provincial hotlines that may be useful.

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