Full Statute Name:  No. 10 of 2004: National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004.

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Primary Citation:  No. 10 of 2004: National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004. Country of Origin:  South Africa Last Checked:  August, 2014 Date Adopted:  2004
Summary: The objectives of this Act are, within the framework of the National Environmental Management Act, to provide for the management and conservation of biological diversity within the Republic and of the components of such biological diversity; to provide for the use of indigenous biological resources in a sustainable manner; and to provide for the fair and equitable sharing among stakeholders of benefits arising from bioprosgecting involving indigenous biological resources. Other objecitves of this Act are to give effect to ratified international agreements relating to biodiversity which are binding on the Republic; to provide for co-operative governance in biodiversity management and conservation; and to provide for a South African National Biodiversity Institute to assist in achieving the objectives of this Act.
Documents:  PDF icon SABiodiversityAct.pdf (2.49 MB)
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