Category: Law

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 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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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 These are the Fauna Conservation Act (repealed) of 1961 and the National Parks Act (repealed) of 1967.

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Ideal Contents of Domestic Wildlife Legislation

Domestic law is primarily responsible for determining the nature, scope and consequences of wildlife crimes. In turn, without comprehensive wildlife laws at the national level it is difficult to combat wildlife and forest offences at the international level.  Essentially the law follows the policy.

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