Wildlife in Trade Programme


Strengthening Compliance and Enforcement

  • Developing knowledge bases to, for example, assist with permit applications and report suspected non-compliance activities;
  • Monitoring compliance and enforcement activities, reporting suspected non-compliance activities and assisting with permit enquiries;
  • Identifying and participating in skills development programmes. For example, training programmes in Wildlife Trade and Law Enforcement and assessing damage causing animal complaints to find suitable solutions; and
  • Monitoring conservation issues such as trade in endangered species to advise the relevant authorities on a suggested course of action, the rate of extinction of certain species such as cycads to alert the authorities and other stakeholders of the plight of these plants, and other issues that are of concern to the people of South African and the wellbeing of our wildlife.

KNOWLEDGE BASE
Reporting alleged non-compliance activities – contact details for national and provincial departments including the SAPS where suspected criminal activities can be reported. Permit office contact details – need to know how and where to apply for a permit? This database will assist with information on provincial permit offices and the route a permit application takes once it has been registered.

MONITORING & ENFORCEMENT
Monitor compliance and enforcement activities, report suspected non-compliance activities and assist with permit enquiries;Provide a list of expert people who are able to provide expert testimony or assist with the preparation of court cases.

CONSERVATION WATCH
Monitoring conservation issues such as trade in endangered species to advise the relevant authorities on a suggested course of action, the rate of extinction of certain species such as cycads to alert the authorities and other stakeholders of the plight of these plants, and other issues that are of concern to the people of South African and the wellbeing of our wildlife.

The Middelburg Cycad, Encephalartos middelburgensis, is listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Identify and participate in skills development programmes for example: training programmes in Wildlife Trade and Law Enforcement and assessing damage causing animal complaints to find suitable solutions.