Posted in Blog Country Ethiopia Law

Penalties in Ethiopia’s Wildlife Legislation

The laws of Ethiopia provide for administrative, pecuniary and custodial penalties for wildlife offences.

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Posted in Blog Country Ethiopia Law

Offences in Ethiopia’s Wildlife Legislation

Introduction The three main Federal pieces of legislation that prescribe wildlife offences in Ethiopia are the Development, Conservation and Utilization of Wildlife Proclamation (Proclamation No….

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Posted in Blog Botswana Country Law Prosecution

Penalties in Botswana’s Wildlife Legislation

Penalties under the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act and subsidiary legislation involve a  combination of fines and imprisonment.  The Act also provides for administrative penalties including forfeiture, destruction of instrumentalities of crime and cancellation of permits.

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Posted in Blog Botswana Country Law

Offences in Botswana’s Wildlife Legislation

Introduction For enforcement of its provisions, the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act creates offenses.  It criminalizes a wide range of activities which may impact…

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Posted in Blog Country Law Uganda

Introduction to Uganda’s Wildlife Legislation

Constitutional Backing The Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 sets the tone for conservation of natural resources in the country. One of the national…

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Posted in Blog Country Law Tanzania

Introduction to Tanzania’s Wildlife Legislation

The legal framework on wildlife conservation in Tanzania consists of the Wildlife Conservation Act, the National Parks Act and the Marine Parks and Reserves Act. In Zanzibar, the main law dealing with wildlife is the Forest Resources Management and Conservation Act.

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Posted in Blog Country Law Swaziland

Introduction to Swaziland’s Wildlife Legislation

The wildlife legislation in Swaziland is fragmented and there are several pieces of legislation that address various aspects of wildlife conservation such as the institutional framework, protected areas and protection of a specific class or specific classes of species. Protection of wildlife and the environment is specially protected in the Constitution. The Constitution provides that in the interests of the present and future generations, the State shall protect and make rational use of its land, mineral and water resources as well as its fauna and flora, and shall take appropriate measures to conserve and improve the environment.

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Posted in Blog Country Law Mozambique

Introduction to Mozambique’s Wildlife Legislation

The law on conservation in Mozambique is rooted in the Constitution which provides for general guiding principles for conservation as well as rights and duties of citizens in conserving their environment. The Constitution provides that all citizens have the right to live in a balanced environment and the obligation to protect it from degradation.

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Posted in Blog Country Kenya Law

Introduction to Kenya’s Wildlife Legislation

The main law governing wildlife conservation and management in Kenya is the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 (WCMA). The preamble to the WCMA states that it was enacted to provide for the protection, conservation, sustainable use and management of wildlife in Kenya and for connected purposes. The provisions of the Act apply to all wildlife resources on public, community and private land and Kenya territorial waters.

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Posted in Country Crime Kenya News

News Feature, 5th January 2019

“We have recovered 2 ivory tusks, a rhino horn, wildlife trophies among other things.”

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