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Panel to discuss Western Cape Biodiversity Bill submissions

The Western Cape standing committee on Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning will meet the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning on September 14 to continue its discussion on the submissions received regarding the region's biodiversity 

The bill aims to achieve ecological sustainability (Image source: Adobe Stock)The bill aims to achieve ecological sustainability. (Image source: Adobe Stock)

Some of the objectives of the bill include the protection and conservation of the environment and unique biodiversity, long-term ecological sustainability and resilience of ecosystem services and ecological infrastructure. 

The role of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning is to safeguard the natural environment of the province for future generations while sustainably developing the landscape.

The proceedings can be viewed live at www.wcpp.gov.za/node/9748


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