30 November 2004

New biodiversity institute to be launched

MINISTER of environmental affairs and tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk is launching the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi) on December 2.
Sanbi will replace the National Botanical Institute and build on the existing network of partnerships.

It will report to the minister on the status of biodiversity in the country and offer advice and information relating to the conservation and sustainable use of South Africa?s natural resources.

The launch will take place at the new Sanbi Biodiversity Centre situated within the Pretoria National Botanical Garden from 12h00 to 14h30


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