01 December 2022-The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, hereby informs the public of submission of a notice for the inclusion or listing of seventeen succulent plant species and one succulent plant genus in Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species


28 November 2022 -Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy, will host a national stakeholder consultation on Tuesday, 29 November 2022, ahead of the upcoming international talks on biological diversity next month.


21 November 2022 - Minister Barbara Creecy brief the media on outcomes of recent international climate change talks, the 27th Conference of Parties (CoP27), on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. South Africa, through the DFFE, participated at CoP27 to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheik, from 6-20 November 2022, under The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt. 


21 November 2022 - Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy, has published the revised national list of ecosystems that are threatened and in need of protection. By listing the ecosystems that are threatened or in need of protection, anyone wanting to undertake any activity will require environmental authorisation to do so.  The list of ecosystems is used to support decision-making and to inform bioregional planning. 


 19 November 2022 - South Africa congratulates the Egyptian COP27 Presidency on the release of the draft outcomes text to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Sharm    el-Sheikh Conference of Parties (COP27)