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National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004

1 September 2004

Download this Act.

Amendments to this Act

Draft amendments to this Act

National Biodiversity Framework

Threatened or protected species

Ecosystems that are threatened and in need of protection

Bioprospecting, access and benefit sharing

Alien and invasive species

CITES and trade in species

Biodiversity Management Plans



Bioregional Plans

Norms and Standards (Species-specific e.g. Elephant, Rhinoceros, Leopard)

Findings of non-detriment


National Botanical Gardens

Draft regulations and notices