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….
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.
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…
The wildlife law has to clearly define what conduct is considered an offense. Defining offenses increases the effectiveness of law enforcement mechanisms within the law.
Wildlife law enforcement is inherently trans-disciplinary and the enforcers need to consult and have an understanding of other related disciplines and the laws which regulate them.
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…
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.
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.
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.