Wildlife over-exploitation, 13 November
The morning of Thursday, 13 November 2014 saw the CPLO host a roundtable on Wildlife over-exploitation. The speakers at the event were Ms Magdel Boschoff who leads the Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) Policy Development division at the Department of Environmental Affairs; Mr Paul Gildenhuys, the Manager of Cape Nature’s Biodiversity Crime Unit; as well as Ms Rynette Coetzee who leads the Law & Policy Project at the Endangered Wildlife Trust. Some new insight was gained regarding how people think of different solutions to age old problems. The topic is most important in establishing the way forward and the speaker content was interesting and relevant. The topic is extremely current and will be prominent in Parliament until 2016.
L-R: Fr Peter-John Pearson (CPLO), Mr Paul Gildenhuys (Cape Nature’s Biodiversity Crime Unit), Mr Frank Molteno (Anglican Church)