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L.I. 1284-WILDLIFE CONSERVATION (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 1983

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Provisional National Defence Council by section 11 of the Wild Animals Preservation Act 1961 (Act 43), this Regulation is made this 3rd day of August, 1983.
L.I. 685 amended 1. The Wildlife Conservation Regulations 1971 (L.I. 685) is hereby amended as follows:
    (a) by the substitution for regulation 1 thereof of the following new regulations
Animals wholly Protected    

(i) No person shall at any time hunt,capture, destroy or be in the possession of any of the species specified in the First Schedule to these regulations.

      (ii) No person shall at any time acquire or be in possession of any ivory unless he has been so authorized in writing by the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer
    (b) by the substitution for regulation 5 thereof of the following new regulations
"offences"     (5) Any person who contravenes any provision of regulations 2 to 4 shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ¢10,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or both.
    (c) by the substitution for regulation 2 thereof of the following new regulations
      (2) Any person who contravenes any provision of regulations shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceedting ¢10,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or both.
    (d) by the substitution for regulation 7 thereof of the following new regulations
Application for game licence     (7) (1) application for a game licence shall be made in writing to the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer accompanied by the appropriate fee prescribed in sub-regulation 2 and by the particulars specified in the Fourth Schedule to these Regulations
        (2) the fee payable:
          (a) for hunting, capturing and destroying of any bird permitted by these Regulations shall be one hundred cedis;
          (b) for hunting, capturing and destroying of any reptile or mammal specified in the Second and Third Schedules and which is similar than the kob (Kobus kob) shall be two hundred cedis
        (3) the Chief Game and Wildlife Officer shall not grant a game licence to hunt, capture or destroy any of the animals referred to sub-regulation 2 with firearms unless the applicant satisfies him that he is lawfully in possession of a licence granted under regulation 59 or 60 of the Arms and Ammunition Regulations 1962 (L.I. 200) authorizing him to use a firearm for the period which he requires a hunting licence under these Regulations.
    (e) by the substitution for sub-regulation (2) of regulation 11 thereof, of the following new sub-regulations:
      (2) any person who contravenes this regulation shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding ¢10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding twelve months or both;
    (f) by the substitution for the words "three new cedis" appearing in regulation 12 thereof of the words "one hundred cedis"
    (g) by the deletion of section (ii), item (b) of the Series B of the First Schedule thereto;
    (h) by the insertion of the following immediately at the end of the item
      (ii) of the Series B of the Second Schedule thereto:
      "(iii) Larcetilla
        (a) Bosc's Monitor Vearanus exanthematicus"
    (i) by the insertion immediately at the end of Series B of the Third Schedule thereto of the following:

SERIES C - OTHER ANIMALS

All other species other than grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderrianus) not specified in the First, Second and this Schedule.

2. The Wildlife Conservation (Amendment) Regulation 1974 (L.I. 961) are hereby revoked

3. This Regulation shall be deemed to have come into force on the 21st day of April, 1983.

JOHN GODWIN AWOONOR RENNER
PNDC Secretary responsible for Lands and Natural Resources
Date of Gazette notification: 2nd September1983.


 

 
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