Public Comments Invited – National Strategy for the South African Taxidermy and Game Skin Tannery
SA Hunters have been promoting consistently that a biodiversity economy value chain must be developed for the byproducts of hunting, including skins and bones. Our annual hunting report data is showing that 79% of skins, and 82% of skulls that are by-products from hunting by our members, are thrown away.
The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the DTIC) through the Leather and Footwear Sector Desk has now appointed a service provider (Sustento Environmental and Development Company) to develop a strategy that will seek to address challenges and opportunities for the growth and stimulation of the sector for local and export market penetration, job creation and transformation of the industry.
SA Hunters and its members are invited, together with members of the public, to provide DTIC with comments and inputs that will be incorporated in the document. There will be an industry stakeholder workshop on 26th July 2022 (hybrid).
Comments can be submitted to the manager conservation Lizanne@sahunt.co.za by 20 July, or submitted directly to DTIC by 26 July 2022.