Requests for Access to Information & Responses
Requests for Access to Information in Terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) and responses received
Rhinos & Elephants
Ivory and Rhino Horn Stockpiles
South Africa doesn’t make its ivory stockpile numbers publicly known, so in May 2019 the EMS Foundation submitted a request under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), no. 2 of 2000. In response, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) revealed that the national ivory stockpile held by government bodies is nearly 77 tonnes.
The Johannesburg Zoo Elephants medical protocol and sedation
5 July 2019REQUEST
Sedation and hormones are often used in captive elephants to reduce aggression and allow them to cope with captivity and forced interaction.