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Lion and Leopard Non Detriment Findings – Government Gazette 10th September 2015

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The following is recommended:

1) Guidelines for the allocation of leopard trophy quotas must be developed and provided to all provinces by the end of January 2015.

2) A conditional leopard trophy quota allocation must be issued for 2015, whereby provinces must indicate compliance with the guidelines recommended in (1) above. Provinces showing noncompliance with these guidelines must not be allocated a quota for 2016.

3) National norms and standards for the management and monitoring of leopard trophy hunting and putative DCAs in South Africa must be developed in terms of section 9 of NEMBA and published by the end of 2016.

4) The norms and standards recommended in (3) above must be fully implemented by the end of 2019.

By implementing the above mentioned recommendations, a moderate to low harvest risk for the species and trade that is not detrimental (Figure 2B) can potentially be achieved.

Please visit this link to view the report: http://www.gov.za/sites/www.gov.za/files/39185_gen897s.pdf

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