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Penalties in Ethiopia’s Wildlife Legislation

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

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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 Country Ethiopia Law

Introduction to Ethiopia’s Wildlife Legislation

The main law governing wildlife in Ethiopia is the Development, Conservation and Utilization of Wildlife Proclamation.  This is a federal proclamation and individual states may enact their own laws addressing wildlife conservation within their jurisdictions.

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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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