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National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (No. 10 of 2004).

Country/Territory
South Africa
Document type
Legislation
Date
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act 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.
Subject
Environment gen., Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Ecosystem preservation Biosafety Biosecurity Basic legislation Biodiversity Data collection/reporting Policy/planning Education Wild fauna Wild flora Genetic resources GMO Institution Inventory Management/conservation Monitoring Protection of habitats Research Special fund Traditional rights/customary rights Use restrictions Wildlife products Endangered species Dangerous animal/harmful animal Biotechnology Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Access and benefit sharing
Geographical area
Africa, Southern Africa
Entry into force notes
This Act takes effect on a date determined by the President by Proclamation in the Gazette.
Abstract

The objectives of this Act are: (a) to provide, within the framework of the National Environmental Management Act, (i) the management and conservation of biological diversity within the Republic and of the components of such biological diversity ; (ii) the use of indigenous biological resources in a sustainable manner; and (iii) the fair and equitable sharing among stakeholders of benefits arising from bioprospecting involving indigenous biological resources; (b) to give effect to ratified inter

Full text
English
Website
www.polity.org.za

References - Legislation

Repeals

Forest Act, 1984.

Legislation | South Africa | 1984 (1995) | Repealed

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Forestry protection measures, Afforestation/reforestation, Freshwater resources management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Alien and invasive species Regulations, 2013 (No. R. 506 of 2013).

Legislation | South Africa | 2013 | Repealed

Keyword: Alien species, Plant protection, Weeds, Biodiversity, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Birds, Management/conservation, Insects, Marine fishes, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: List of invasive species (No. 599 of 2014).

Legislation | South Africa | 2014

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Biodiversity, Alien species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Birds, Management/conservation, Insects, Marine fishes, Plant protection, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National moratorium on trade of individual rhinoceros horns and anyderivates or products of horns within South Africa (No. R. 148 of 2009).

Legislation | South Africa | 2009

Keyword: Wildlife products, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004: Trade in Listed Threatened or Protected Species (No. 431 of 2014).

Legislation | South Africa | 2014

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: National list of invasive species (No. 507 of 2013).

Legislation | South Africa | 2013

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Biodiversity, Alien species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Birds, Management/conservation, Insects, Marine fishes, Plant protection, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Delegation of powers and duties under section 87(A)(1A) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (No. 640 of 2014).

Legislation | South Africa | 2014

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Institution, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004: Notice of Exemption in Terms of section 8 (No. R. 149 of 2008).

Legislation | South Africa | 2008

Keyword: Aquaculture, Mariculture, Biodiversity, Genetic resources, Research, Authorization/permit, Access and benefit sharing

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Norms and Standards for Biodiversity Management Plans for Species (No. R. 214 of 2009).

Legislation | South Africa | 2009

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004: Prohibition of trade in certain Encephalartos (Cycad) species (No. R. 371 of 2012).

Legislation | South Africa | 2012

Keyword: Plant production, Floriculture, Offences/penalties, Biodiversity, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Alien and Invasive Species Regulations, 2014 (No. R. 598 of 2014).

Legislation | South Africa | 2014

Keyword: Alien species, Plant protection, Weeds, Biodiversity, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Birds, Management/conservation, Insects, Marine fishes, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Norms and Standards for Biodiversity Management Plans for Species (BMP-s) (No. 1108 of 2007).

Legislation | South Africa | 2007

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): Regulations (No. R. 173 of 2010).

Legislation | South Africa | 2010

Keyword: Biodiversity, Management/conservation, Endangered species, International trade, Institution, International agreement-implementation, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Biodiversity Management Plan for African Lion (Panthera Leo) (G.N. No. 1190 of 2015).

Legislation | South Africa | 2015

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Policy/planning, Hunting/capture, Animal health, Pests/diseases, Wildlife products, International agreement-implementation, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Delegation of powers and duties under section 87(A)(1B) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (No. 639 of 2014).

Legislation | South Africa | 2014

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Authorization/permit, Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: Prohibited Alien Species (No. 508 of 2013).

Legislation | South Africa | 2013

Keyword: Biodiversity, Alien species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Birds, Management/conservation, Insects, Marine fishes, Plant protection, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulations, 2008 (No. R. 138 of 2008).

Legislation | South Africa | 2008 | Repealed

Keyword: Biodiversity, Genetic resources, Research, Authorization/permit, Traditional rights/customary rights, Special fund, Offences/penalties, Access and benefit sharing, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Lists of Marine Species That Are Threatened Or Protected, Restricted Activities that Are Prohibited and Exemption From Restriction (Notice No. 476 of 2017).

Legislation | South Africa

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fishes, Cartilaginous fishes, Biodiversity, Wild fauna, Endangered species, Protection of species, Hunting/capture, Hunting authorization/permit, Marine mammals, Ranching/captive breeding

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Biodiversity Management Plan for White Rhinoceros (Notice No. 1191 of 2015).

Legislation | South Africa | 2015

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, Policy/planning, Hunting/capture, Wildlife products, International agreement-implementation, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: Norms and standards for hunting methods in South Africa (G.N. No. 456 of 2011).

Legislation | South Africa | 2011

Keyword: Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Biodiversity

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007 (No. R. 152 of 2007).

Legislation | South Africa | 2007 | Repealed

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Protection of species, Biodiversity, Hunting authorization/permit, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Hunting rights, Hunting/capture, Ranching/captive breeding, Authorization/permit, Wildlife products, Endangered species, Trade in species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004: marking of rhinoceros horn and hunting of white rhinoceros for trophy hunting purposes (No. 756 of 2009).

Legislation | South Africa | 2009

Keyword: Biodiversity, Wildlife products, Endangered species, International trade, Marking/identification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Policy on Whale and Dolphin Watching (No. 479 of 2017).

Legislation | South Africa | 2017

Keyword: Tourism, Protection of species, Marine mammals, Monitoring, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2015 (Notice No. 255 of 2015).

Legislation | South Africa | 2015

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Aquatic animals, Aquatic plants, Cartilaginous fishes, Protection of species, Biodiversity, Hunting authorization/permit, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Hunting rights, Hunting/capture, Ranching/captive breeding, Authorization/permit, Turtles, Wildlife products, Endangered species, Trade in species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004: Publication of Lists of Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable and Protected Species (No. R. 151 of 2007).

Legislation | South Africa | 2007

Keyword: Biodiversity, Endangered species, International agreement-implementation, Cartilaginous fishes, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Amendments Regulations, 2015 (No. S.R. 388 of 2015).

Legislation | South Africa | 2015

Keyword: Plant production, Planting material/seeds, Biodiversity, Genetic resources, Research, Authorization/permit, Traditional rights/customary rights, Special fund, Offences/penalties, Access and benefit sharing, Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulations for the registration of professional hunters, hunting outfitters and trainers, 2014 (No. 1147 of 2014).

Legislation | South Africa | 2014

Keyword: Biodiversity, Hunting authorization/permit, Hunting/capture, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: Exempted Alien Species (No. 509 of 2013).

Legislation | South Africa | 2013

Keyword: Biodiversity, Alien species, Authorization/permit, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

National Environmental Laws Amendment Act, 2009 (No. 14 of 2009).

Legislation | South Africa | 2009

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Authorization/permit, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Institution, Inspection, GMO, Offences/penalties, Biodiversity, Genetic resources

Source: FAO, FAOLEX