CHAPTER 260
TANZANIA WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Scope of application.

   3.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE TANZANIA WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

   4.   Establishment of the Institute.

   5.   Functions of the Institute.

   6.   Composition and proceedings of Board.

   7.   Vesting of Centres and grant of titles to land.

   8.   Powers of Minister in relation to Board.

PART III
POWERS AND OPERATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE IN RELATION TO WILDLIFE RESEARCH

   9.   Provisions relating to wildlife research.

   10.   Information on wildlife research to be furnished to the Institute.

   11.   Institute may call for information.

   12.   Powers of Director of Game in relation to research.

   13.   Regulations.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

   14.   Appointment, functions and powers of Director-General.

   15.   Appointment of other staff, and management of Centres.

   16.   Power of Board to delegate.

   17.   Notification of orders, directions, etc.

PART V
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   18.   Remuneration of member of Board.

   19.   Protection from personal liability.

   20.   Superannuation benefits.

   21.   Funds of the Institute.

   22.   Power of Board to charge fees.

   23.   Investment.

   24.   Power to borrow.

   25.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   26.   Accounts and audit.

   27.   Annual report.

   28.   Laying of accounts before National Assembly.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 260
THE TANZANIA WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE ACT

An Act to establish the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and to provide for its powers and operations in relation to the promotion and conduct of wildlife research and other related matters.

[1st August, 1980]
[G.N. No. 11 of 1980]

Acts Nos.
4 of 1980
10 of 1999

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-3)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute Act.

2.   Scope of application

   Subject to the provisions of section 12, nothing in this Act shall empower or permit any person, for or on behalf of the Institute, to do any act or thing which is not permitted by, or is an offence under the Wildlife Conservation Act *.

3.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Institute, established by section 6;

   "Centre" means a Wildlife Research Centre established or deemed to have been established by or under section 7;

   "Director" means a Director of a Centre, appointed under section 15(1);

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Institute, appointed under section 14;

   "Director of Game" means the Director of Game appointed under section 3 of the Wildlife Conservation Act *, and includes any public officer appointed in writing by the Director of Game to carry out any of his duties in relation to the Institute for the purposes of this Act;

   "Institute" means the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, established by section 4;

   "member" in relation to the Board, means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for wildlife affairs;

   "wildlife" means undomesticated animals, game and game birds specified in the First, Second and Third Schedules to the Wildlife Conservation Act *, and their habitat and ways of life, and includes bees, fish, birds, insects and other animals which, though not specified, are related or connected to, or affect, the lives or the habitat of the specified animals, game or game birds.

PART II
THE TANZANIA WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ss 4-8)

4.   Establishment of the Institute

   (1) There is established an Institute to be known as the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute.

   (2) The Institute shall be a body corporate and shall–

   (a)   have perpetual succession and an official seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name, be capable of suing and being sued;

   (c)   subject to this Act, be capable of holding, purchasing, or acquiring in any other way, any movable or immovable property, and of disposing of any of its property.

5.   Functions of the Institute

   (1) The functions of the Institute shall be–

   (a)   to promote the development, improvement and protection of the wildlife industry in the United Republic;

   (b)   to carry out, and promote the carrying out of, enquiries experiments and research in wildlife and in wildlife environment generally;

   (c)   to continue, develop and finalise all on-going or projected wildlife research in the United Republic;

   (d)   to carry out research and investigation into various aspects of wildlife for the purpose of establishing, improvising or developing modern methods or techniques of wildlife and environmental conservation and the management, collection and use of wildlife and wildlife products;

   (e)   to carry out research and investigation into wildlife diseases and their causes so as to develop ways of preventing or controlling the occurrence of particular wildlife diseases or any category of them;

   (f)   to co-ordinate all wildlife research which is carried out within the United Republic;

   (g)   to establish and operate a system of documentation and dissemination of the findings of inquiries, experiments and research carried out by or on behalf of the Institute, or other information on wildlife acquired by the Institute;

   (h)   to undertake the collection, preparation, publication and distribution of statistics relating to wildlife, and promote and develop instruction and training in wildlife;

   (i)   in co-operation with the Government or any persons, within or outside the United Republic, to promote or provide facilities for the instruction and training of local personnel for carrying out wildlife research, and for the management of the wildlife industry;

   (j)   to advise the Government, public institutions and other persons or bodies of persons engaged in the wildlife industry in the United Republic on the practical application of the findings of inquiries, experiments and research carried out by or on behalf of the Institute;

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