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

May 2019

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.


Photo credit: Ashtyn Mackenzie

The Johannesburg Zoo Elephants medical protocol and sedation

5 July 2019




Sedation and hormones are often used in captive elephants to reduce aggression and allow them to cope with captivity and forced interaction.

Ramadiba at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, photo taken from their website

The Johannesburg Zoo Elephants Trading Documents

July 2019




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