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National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003

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57 of 2003

The National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act 57 of 2003 intends:

  • to provide for the protection and conservation of ecologically viable areas representative of South Africa's biological diversity and its natural landscapes and seascapes;
  • for the establishment of a national register of all national, provincial and local protected areas;
  • for the management of those areas in accordance with national norms and standards;
  • for intergovernmental co-operation and public consultation in matters concerning protected areas; and
  • for matters in connection therewith.

Amends

Environment Conservation Act 73 of 1989

Commencement

1 November 2004 (Gazette 26960 of 2 November 2004)

Amendments