Minister Creecy to assess the scientific services of the National Zoological Garden of South Africa in Pretoria

4 August 2022

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy will assess the scientific services of the National Zoological Garden of South Africa in Pretoria, Today, 4 August 2022.

During her visit, the Minister accompanied by the chairperson and the board members of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), and management aims to assess the facility’s contribution to biodiversity, research, scientific services, animal welfare, conservation, tourism, and public awareness. The National Zoological Garden of South Africa is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status.

The Minister will get firsthand information on SANBI’s cutting edge foundational research and scientific services, particularly those activities that contribute positively on policy action, wildlife regulatory services and associate enforcement and compliance.

Members of the media are invited to join the minister as follows:

Date: Today, 04 August 2022
Venue: National Zoological Garden of South Africa (widely known as Pretoria Zoo)
Time: 10:00

To RSVP, contact:
Peter Mbelengwa
Cell: 082 611 8197
E-mail: pmbelengwa@dffe.gov.za

Noma Bolani
Cell: 066 112 3746
E-mail: nbolani@dffe.gov.za

For media enquiries, contact
Peter Mbelengwa (DFFE)
Cell: 082 611 8197

Nontsikelelo Mpulo (SANBI)
Cell: 082 782 7143

Issued jointly by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)