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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

Wildlife Crime Investigation Techniques

Wildlife forensic science contributes to solving crimes through investigative activities.  These include determining the cause of wildlife death, identifying suspects, finding missing wildlife parts and profiling wildlife. Forensic scientists can identify suspects by analysing evidence found at the scene of a crime such as blood and fingerprints.  Forensic science is also key in exonerating the innocent.  

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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

Wildlife Crime Investigation Procedures

What is Investigation? Investigation is a detailed or careful examination of a case. In other words, it is a systematic and thorough attempt to learn…

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Posted in Blog Law Enforcement

International Wildlife Law Enforcement Bodies

The International Consortium On Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) -This is a partnership between the CITES Secretariat, Interpol, UNODC, the World Bank and the World Customs Organization (WCO) and is a unique pool of technical and programming expertise to address wildlife and forest crime.

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Posted in Blog Law

International Legal Regime on Wildlife Law Enforcement

For purposes of wildlife law enforcement, African states are parties to various international agreements including CITES which regulates trade in wildlife and wildlife products, UNCTOC which seeks to curb transnational organized crimes and the UNCAC which addresses corruption in law enforcement. 

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Posted in Blog Crime

Nature and Prevalence of Wildlife Crime

Wildlife crime threatens species survival as illegal killing/off-take is not selective in terms of age or sex of the animal being killed or captured. 

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Posted in Blog Country Law Tanzania Uncategorized

Penalties in Tanzania Wildlife Legislation

Tanzanian law provides for various kinds of penalties that can be meted out. These include death, imprisonment, corporal punishment, fines, forfeiture, compensation and giving security to keep the peace.

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Posted in Blog Country Law Tanzania Uncategorized

Offences in Tanzania’s Wildlife Legislation

Wildlife legislation in Tanzania creates various offences to enforce its provisions. The offences aim at protecting habitats, protecting wildlife, regulating hunting, regulating trade in wildlife and wildlife products, regulating wildlife trophies and ensuring proper administration and enforcement of the law.

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Posted in Blog Country Law Swaziland

Penalties in Eswatini’s Wildlife Legislation

The highest prison term is under the Game Act for offences against protected game. The Game Act provides a mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum of 15 years imprisonment without the option of a fine.

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Posted in Blog Country Law Swaziland

Offences in Eswatini’s Wildlife Legislation

Eswatini’s wildlife laws set out a number of offences to protect habitats, to protect wildlife, to regulate hunting, to regulate trade in wildlife and wildlife products to regulate wildlife trophies and to ensure proper administration of the laws.

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Posted in Blog Country Law Mozambique

Penalties in Mozambique’s Wildlife Legislation

The Constitution of Mozambique provides that no penalty shall deprive persons of any of their civil, professional or political rights, nor shall any penalty deprive a convicted person of his or her fundamental rights, except in so far as the restrictions are inherent to the conviction and are specifically necessary for the execution of the sentence.

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