Dear Rhino Owners and Reserve Managers,
Please see mail below and attachments from DEA published for comment. We have less than 30 days to comment i.e. by 20th October, the Board of PROA have yet to study and comment on the Gazette Notice but all private owners are encouraged to either raise concerns with myself for inclusion in a PROA submission or submit comments direct to the Department
Subject: Published legislative tools to deal with Rhinoceros in South Africa
Dear Wildlife Forum members
Please find attached the following documents pertaining to domestic trade in rhino horn re-published for public participation process, as well as the amended rhino norms and standards published for implementation.
- Draft regulations relating to domestic trade in rhinoceros horn.
- Proposed amendment of the alien and invasive species list and list of critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable and protected species.
- Draft notice prohibiting the carrying out of certain restricted activities involving rhinoceros horn.
- Norms and standards for the marking of rhinoceros and rhinoceros horn, and for the hunting of rhinoceros for trophy hunting purposes.
Can you kindly circulate to your respective members and counterparts.
Mr Khuthadzo Mahamba
Tel/cell: 012 399 8845/ 060 992 2477