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National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004

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To provide for the management and conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity within the framework of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998; the protection of species and ecosystems that warrant national protection; the sustainable use of indigenous biological resources; the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from bioprospecting involving indigenous biological resources; the establishment and functions of a South African National Biodiversity Institute; and for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: February 2008


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Latest Developments:

 

The Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) has been amended by Regulations on Bio-Prospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing, Government Gazette 30739, Notice No. R. 138, dated 8 February 2008.

 

The Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) has been amended by Notice of Exemption in Terms of Section 86, Government Gazette 30739, Notice No. R. 149, dated 8 February 2008.

 

The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) has been amended by “National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: Commencement of Bio-Prospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulations, 2008”, Government Gazette 30739, Notice No. R. 137, dated 8 February 2008.

 

The National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) has been added to the website by Government Gazette 26436, Notice No. 700, dated 7 June 2004.