Management Plan for African Lion Drawn Up

Department of Environmental Affairs

The department of environmental affairs has announced, in Government Gazette 38706, the publication of the Draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for the African Lion (Panthera Leo).

The plan is published for comment in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act.

Members of the public are invited to submit written representations on, or objections to, the draft BMP within 30 days after the publication of the notice in the Gazette.

This can be done by post, by hand or by email. The correspondence detail is included in the notice.

Comments received after the closing date may not be considered.

An electronic copy of the draft BMP can be downloaded from the following link:

Comment can be emailed to

Sabinet Cape Town Office