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Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment publishes draft National Biodiversity Economy Strategy for comment

8 March 2024

On 8 March 2024, Minister Barbara Creecy published the draft National Biodiversity Economy Strategy for comment within 14 days (by 22 March 2024).

According to its executive summary: “The National Biodiversity Economy Strategy (NBES) is developed to optimise biodiversity-based business potentials across the terrestrial, fresh water, estuarine, and marine and coastal realms, and to contribute to economic growth with local beneficiation, job creation, poverty alleviation, and food security, whilst maintaining the ecological integrity of the biodiversity resource base, for thriving people and nature.”

The public is encouraged to submit comments and concerns on the draft strategy and direct submissions to the Director-General: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for the attention of Mr Khorommbi Matibe using email address [email protected].