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Featured Publication, March 2019


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Wildlife Crime
Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Country Policy Uganda

Wildlife Policies in Uganda

Various policy documents in Uganda touch on conservation of wildlife. These include the Draft National Environment Management Policy, the National Forest Policy and the National…

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Country Policy Tanzania

Wildlife Policies in Tanzania

Wildlife conservation in Tanzania is governed by a number of policy documents, which include the National Environmental Policy of 1997, the Wildlife Policy of Tanzania,…

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Posted in Biodiversity Blog Conservation Country Policy South Africa

Wildlife Policies in South Africa

South Africa’s wildlife conservation is guided by a number of policies and strategies including the White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biological Diversity of 1997, the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of 2005, the National Biodiversity Framework of 2008 and the National Protected Area Expansion Strategy also of 2008, among others.

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Posted in Blog Conservation Country Mozambique Policy

Wildlife Policies in Mozambique

For many years, wildlife conservation in Mozambique was governed by the Hunting Law enacted in 1968. This law governed wildlife conservation for 31 year until…

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Ideal Contents of a Wildlife Policy

A policy is a set of principles, rules and guidelines formulated or adopted by to reach a long-term goal. Policies are designed to influence and determine all major decisions and actions regarding the specific aspect which the policy intends to address.  All activities must take place within the boundaries set by the policy.

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Posted in Blog Botswana Conservation Country Policy

Wildlife Policies in Botswana

The key objective of the Wildlife Conservation Policy is to encourage the development of a commercial wildlife industry that is viable on a long-term basis. The specific objectives of the WCP are to realise the full potential of the wildlife resource, to develop a commercial wildlife industry in order to create economic opportunities, jobs and incomes for the rural population and to increase the supply of meat as a consequence of the further development of wildlife commercial utilisation.

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Posted in Blog Conservation Country Ethiopia Policy

Wildlife Policies in Ethiopia

The main strategy and policy that addresses wildlife conservation is the Wildlife Policy and Strategy of 2005 (WPS). This policy emphasizes development-oriented conservation. The main objective of the WPS is to create a conducive environment whereby the country’s wildlife and their habitats are protected and developed in a sustainable manner, and to enable the sector to play an important role in the economic development of the country.

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Welcome to Wildlife Law Africa

This site is committed to giving you information on wildlife legislation, wildlife law enforcement and wildlife crime in Africa.  With our interactive blog, we hope to elicit discussion on these subjects and bring to the fore the problems facing wildlife on this continent and hopefully, come up with legislative-based solutions. 

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Featured Publication, July 2018

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN KENYA, Kariuki Muigua, Didi Wamukoya and Francis Kariuki, Glennwood Publishers, Nairobi: Kenya (2015) This book was published in 2015.  It examines…

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