Require developers to complete Environmental Impact Assessments when submitting planning applications
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
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Background information and definitions
Any new residential or commercial development is likely to impact butterflies and moths through either habitat destruction or disturbance. However, by assessing the risk to species populations in advance, and making changes to the plans, it may be possible for careful planning of necessary developments to minimize these negative impacts. Legal requirements for developers to complete Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), if independently produced, reviewed and enforced, may be beneficial to butterfly and moth conservation. For example, see DFFE (2021).
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (2021) National Web Based Environmental Screening Tool. Republic of South Africa Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, https://screening.environment.gov.za/screeningtool/index.html#/pages/welcome