National Legislation and Policy Framework

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) recently added twelve wildlife species to the list of tame and domesticated animals regulated under its Animal Improvement Act (No. 62 of 1998). This amendment will allow genetic manipulation and cross-breeding of wildlife in the same way that cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses and poultry are bred to obtain animals with specific characteristics for agricultural purposes.

National Conservation Legislation Documents

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An Adobe Acrobat file AIS Regulations 25 September 2020 (for implementation) 302.61 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AIS amended list and regulations Confirmation of commencement date GG 24... 144.45 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file AIS list 18 September 2020 (for implementation) 695.73 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Animals Protection Act 46.96 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Draft-National-Biodiversity-Framework 4.58 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file Game Theft Act Regulation 14.69 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file General Management of Elephants - Gazette 42015 20.71 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file Indian Ocean - South-East Asian Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding 621.61 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMA-National-Environmental-Management-Act-62-2008 978.42 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMBA - Invasive Species Lists 29 July 2016 830.82 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMBA-Management Plan for Cape Mountain Zebra - March 2018 5.19 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMBA-Marking of Rhino and Rhino Horn for Trophy Hunting 4.54 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMBA-National-Environmental-Management-Act-Biodiversity-10-2004 2.41 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMLA Comprehensive version 24 July 2013 512.21 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMPA-National-Environmental-Management-Act-Protected-Areas-31-2004 299.21 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file NEMPA-National-Environmental-Management-Act-Protected-Areas-Amendment-15-2009 1.83 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file National Government Species Protocols - Requirements for EIA’s 362.99 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Panel Advise Minister on Management of Elephants, Lions, Rhinos and Leopards Report 2020-12-22 9.55 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file Performing Animals Protection Act 30.05 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file SA Hunters Comment - Draft Policy 5 Iconic Species Jul 2021 264.16 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file SA Hunters Comment - Elephants Norms & Standards Nov 2018 F 912.86 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file SA Hunters Commetnts - Biodiversity Frameworrk Act Nov 2018 F 764.52 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file Summary of High-Level Panel Report and Recommendations 318.77 KB
An Adobe Acrobat file White Paper on Evironment 2.39 MB