Export quota for Lion bones and parts
Members of the public are invited to submit concise written scientific information or data in order to be considered by the Scientific Authority. The information must be submitted on or before 15 June 2019, to Ms Malepo Phoshoko.
On 16th May 2019, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) sent a public request. Information is needed to be considered for determination of the 2019 export quota for Lion bones and parts for cross-border trade in the lion parts from SA captive breeding operations.
NEMBA, the Scientific Authority is required to advise the Minister of the Department of Environmental Affairs on the 2019 export quota for Lion bones, bone pieces, skeletons etc. of captive Lions for commercial purposes.
Help us to stop the export quota for Lion’s bones and end the captive Lion breeding and send commenting EMAILS to MSPhoshoko@environment.gov.za
To point out, in 2017, the quota was set by the DEA at 800 skeletons. See www.environment.gov.za/mediarelease/quota 2017. In 2018, the DEA set the quota at 1500 skeletons, the quote was later dropped back down to 800 skeletons.
See https://www.environment.gov.za/quota 2018
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