Category: Law

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 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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Posted in Blog Country Law Mozambique

Offenses in Mozambique’s Wildlife Legislation

Mozambican law has set out offences to protect habitats, to protect wildlife, to regulate hunting and to regulate trade in wildlife and wildlife product. The main laws that define wildlife offenses are the Forests and Wildlife Law, Forestry and Wildlife Regulations and the Conservation Areas Law. The Forestry and Wildlife Regulations, being a regulation, provides more details than the Forests and Wildlife Law and the Conservation Areas Law. 

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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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