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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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 Botswana Country Law

Introduction to Botswana’s Wildlife Legislation

Botswana has a comprehensive legislative framework on wildlife. The main law governing wildlife conservation is the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act of 1992. Prior to the enactment of the Wildlife Conservation and National Parks Act, wildlife conservation and Management of National parks was addressed under two different laws. These are the Fauna Conservation Act (repealed) of 1961 and the National Parks Act (repealed) of 1967.

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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 Botswana Conservation Country Crime News

News Feature, 8th August 2018

Elephant poaching on the increase in Botswana By Louise de Waal, The South African Last week, the carcass of a 40-year old elephant bull was…

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