These comments are in response to a request for comments dated the 8th of March 2024 by the South African Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. The page numbers refer to the page numbers at the bottom of the document. 

We hope that our comments will contribute to strengthening this path-breaking strategy for conserving South Africa’s biodiversity through delivering inclusive benefits to all South Africans from the sustainable use of the country’s wild species and the landscapes in which these species naturally live.

Please click here for a copy of the draft National Biodiversity Economy Strategy

Clements, H. Ndlovu, W, and Vorhies, F. (2024). Comments on the draft National Biodiversity Economy Strategy. African Wildlife Economy Institute, Stellenbosch University.