In accordance with sections 61 and 62 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004) NEMBA, the Scientific Authority is required to advise the Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs on the 2019 quota for leopard hunting trophies in South Africa, as well as the quota for lion bone exports for 2019.
Members of the public are invited to submit concise written scientific information or data on leopards for consideration by the Scientific Authority. Information must be submitted on or before 15 June 2019, to Ms Malepo Phoshoko at the following addresses:
By hand: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Road, Pretoria, 0002
By post: Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001
You are also invited to attend a Stakeholder consultation meeting to discuss both issues. The meetings are scheduled as follows:
Date: 4 June 2019
Venue: Manhattan hotel which is located at 247 Scheiding Street, Pretoria (next to Pretoria Station / Gautrain station)
Time: 09:00 - 12:00 (Lion) and 13:00 to 16:00 (Leopard)
Please note that this notice is accessible on the Department of Environmental Affairs website (https://www.environment.gov.za/) and the following national and regional newspapers published today, 16 May 2019: Sowetan, Daily Dispatch, Cape Times, Mercury and Diamond Field Advertiser.