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WILDLIFE ACT

• Wildlife Conservation Act 2010,
Act 716 (June 2011)
• Species Listings / Schedule Amendments (Apr 2012)

WILDLIFE ACT (REGULATIONS)

• Zoo Reguiations 2012
(Jan 2012)
Commercial Breeding Regulations 2013 (Feb 2013)
Disposal Regulations 2013
(Feb 2013)
Fee Schedule 2013 (Feb 2013)

OTHER ACTS

 International Trade in Endangered Species 2008, Act 686
Protection of Wild Life Act
1972, Act 76

DRAFT REGULATIONS

Pet Shop Regulations
Exhibitions Regulations
(Mini-Zoos)

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THE NEW WILDLIFE ACT

The Wildlife Conservation Act

The Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, Act 716 (WCA 2010 Act 716), was passed in December 2010 and enforceable from January 1, 2011. The WCA 2010 Act 716 replaces the outdated Protection of Wild Life Act 1972, Act 76 (PWA 1972 Act 76). According to PERHILITAN, the WCA 2010 Act 716 has taken it 15 years to prepare.

Downloads
>>> The Wildlife Conservation Act 2010, Act 716 (with June 2011 Revisions to Schedules)
>>> Amendments to Species Listings or Schedules (Apr 2012)

Highlights

  • Section 10 introduces permits for zoos, circuses, exhibitions and several other categories of permits.
  • Section 45 provides for "Wildlife Tagging."
  • Section 132 provides for the Minister to enact separate regulations as may be necessary.
  • Increased penalities and jail terms for various offenses.

Enacted Regulations

The regulations summarized below have been enacted under Section 132 of the WCA 2010 Act 716.

Operation of Zoo Regulations 2013
>>> Zoo Reguiations 2012

A major component of these regulations is the provision for "minimum enclosure sizes."

Commercial Breeding Regulations 2013
>>> Commercial Breeding Regulations 2013

The final version of the Commercial Breeding Regulations excluded any reference to fixed "minimum enclosure sizes" on the basis that breeders have had many more years experience at determining "optimum enclosure sizes."

Disposal Regulations 2013
>>> Disposal Regulations 2013

Regulations specify how wildlife should be euthanized, where necessary, and/or disposed off.

Fee Schedule (Licenses, Permits and Special Permits) 2013
>>> Fee Schedule 2013

Despite many issues still unresolved, PERHILITAN forwarded this Schedule to the NRE for enactment.

Updated April 8, 2013
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