Publication: Draft BMP for 11 CR & 4 EN Encephalartos species


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8 June 2015

SEF Ref No: 505747

Dear Stakeholder

PUBLICATION OF THE DRAFT BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE ELEVEN CRITICALLY ENDANGERED AND FOUR ENDANGERED ENCEPHALARTOS (CYCAD) SPECIES

Kindly take note that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has published the Draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for 11 Critically Endangered (CR) and 4 Endangered (EN) Enchehalartos Species under Section 43(1)(b)(i) read with Sections 43(3) and 100 of the National Environemntal Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004.

Click here to download the publication -> BMP for 11 critically endangered and 4 endangered Encephalartos species

Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister of Environmental Affairs (Ms Edna Molewa), within 30 days of the publication of the notice (5 June 2015), written representations on, or objections to the draft BMP directly to Ms Humbulani Mafumo via either of the following methods:

The Director-GeneralDepartment of Environmental Affairs

Attention: Ms Humbulani Mafumo

By hand: 473 Steve Biko RoadArcadia

Pretoria

By post: Private Bag X447Pretoria

0001

By fax: 086 541 1102
By email: hmafumo@environment.gov.za

You are kindly requested not to submit any comments to Strategic Environmental Focus (SEF), but directly to the DEA.

Please ensure that your comments reach the DEA before the closing date, Monday, 6 July 2015 (counting of 30 days, when excluding the public holiday on 16 June).

Please note that for ease of reference, a copy of the draft BMP is attached to this email, however, you may also download it from the following link: https://www.environment.gov.za/legislation/gazetted_notices.

SEF would like to thank all stakeholders for participating in the process of developing the Draft BMP and trust that you will provide your continued input as part of the official DEA engagement process.

Please contact Ms Mafumo with any further queries.

Best regards

Jessica de Beer (BSocsci: Hons in Industrial Sociology and Labour Studies) UP

Principal: Social Specialist Services

for Strategic Environmental Focus (Pty) Ltd

SEF

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