Rooibos Fights to Protect its Name

rooibos fights to protect its nameThe rooibos industry is fighting to protect its intellectual property after a French company applied to register a number of trademarks incorporating the terms "South African Rooibos" and "Rooibos" last year.

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SA Urged to Preserve Wetlands on World Wetlands Day

sa urged to preserve wetlands on wetlands dayAs part of efforts to preserve the country's water quality, South Africans have been urged to assist in protecting wetlands to mark the World Wetlands Day which was celebrated on the 2nd of February under the theme 'Wetlands and Water Management'.

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South Africa becomes the Twelfth Country to Ratify the Nagoya Protocol

sa ratify nagoya protocolThe Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is proud to announce that South Africa is the first country in 2013 and the twelfth country overall to ratify the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity, popularly referred to as the Nagoya Protocol on ABS. South Africa became Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1995.

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National Land Reform Projects and Partners Share Lessons at Learning Exchange

lrbsi learning exchangeFrom the 20th to the 21st of February 2013, the Land Reform and Biodiversity Stewardship Initiative (LRBSI) hosted a two day learning exchange at Lily Lodge in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape.

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