National Forest Amendment Bill 2020

The Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy invites you to submit written comments on the National Forest Amendment Bill

1739 provided input.

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The Bill seeks to amend the National Forests Act, 1998, so as to;
• provide for clear definitions of natural forests and woodlands;
• provide for public trusteeship of the nation’s forestry resources;
• increase the promotion and enforcement of sustainable forest management;
• increase the measures provided for in the Act to control and remedy deforestation;
• provide for appeals against decisions taken under delegated powers and duties;
• reinforce offences and penalties; and to provide for matter connected therewith.

Comments close on Friday, 24 January 2020.

Have your say – shape this policy.

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