CHAPTER 283
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
OFFICERS

   3.   Director of Game.

   4.   Game officers.

   5.   Minister to establish the Wildlife Protection Unit.

   6.   Functions of the Unit.

   7.   Administration of the Unit.

PART III
PROTECTED AREAS AND GENERAL RESTRICTIONS

(a) Game Reserves and Game Controlled Areas

   8.   Establishment of game reserves.

   9.   Establishment of game controlled areas.

   10.   Restriction on entry into and residence in game reserves.

   11.   Restriction on carriage of weapons in game reserves.

   12.   Protection of vegetation in game reserves.

   13.   Hunting in game reserve or game controlled area.

   14.   Other restrictions applying to game reserves and game controlled areas.

   15.   Restrictions on grazing of livestock in game reserve.

(b) Partial Game Reserves

   16.   Establishment of partial game reserve.

   17.   Restrictions relating to partial game reserves.

(c) Declaration of National Game

   18.   Declaration of national game.

   19.   Restrictions relating to national game.

(d) Close Season

   20.   Declaration of close season.

   21.   Restrictions relating to close season.

(e) General Provisions

   22.   President may lift restrictions.

   23.   Where any area is a National Park, etc.

PART IV
HUNTING, CAPTURING AND PHOTOGRAPHING OF ANIMALS

(a) Hunting of Animals

   24.   Interpretation.

   25.   President may restrict grant of licences and permits.

   26.   No hunting without licence.

   27.   Amendment of Second and Third Schedules.

   28.   General provisions relating to game licences.

   29.   Authorised associations and designated organisations.

   30.   Issue of game licences for specified animals to authorised associations.

   31.   Issue of game licences for scheduled animals to designated organisation.

   32.   Minister may regulate issue of game licences.

   33.   Provisions relating to validity of game licences.

   34.   Unlawful hunting of specified or scheduled animal.

(b) Capture of Animals

   35.   No animal to be captured without permit.

   36.   Methods of capture.

   37.   General provisions relating to capture permits.

   38.   Unlawful capture of animal.

(c) Commercial Game Photography

   39.   Commercial game photography.

   40.   Provisions relating to commercial game photography permit.

(d) General Provisions relating to Hunting

   41.   Hunting of unscheduled animals without permit.

   42.   Killing of young animals to be an offence.

   43.   Hunting or capture on private land.

   44.   President's licence.

   45.   Security for compliance with this Act.

   46.   Licences, etc., not transferable.

   47.   Recording of game and surrender of licence.

   48.   Extension of licences by Director.

   49.   Refund of fees.

   50.   Animal killed by accident or in error.

   51.   Dangerous animals.

   52.   Wounding of animals.

   53.   Killing animal in defence of life or property allowed.

   54.   Defence of accidental killing or wounding or of killing or wounding in self defence.

   55.   Destruction of animals.

   56.   Director may regulate type of weapons.

   57.   Unlawful methods of hunting.

(e) Provisions relating to Licences, etc.

   58.   Refusal, cancellation and suspension of licence, etc.

   59.   Disqualification from grant of licence etc.

   60.   Licences, etc., may be issued subject to conditions.

PART V
REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN TROPHIES

   61.   Interpretation.

   62.   Trophy to be produced to licensing officer of the district within a month.

   63.   Offences relating to non-registration.

PART VI
DEALINGS IN TROPHIES

   64.   No dealing in trophies without trophy dealer's licence.

   65.   No transfer of trophy without a transfer permit.

   66.   Export of trophy.

   67.   Import of trophy.

   68.   Unlawful dealings, etc., in trophies.

PART VII
GOVERNMENT TROPHIES

   69.   Government trophies.

   70.   Possession of Government trophy unlawful.

   71.   Duty to report possession of Government trophy.

   72.   Disposal of Government trophy.

   73.   Establishment of Wildlife Protection Fund.

   74.   Establishment of Board of Trustees.

PART VIII
GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO OFFENCES

(a) Evidentiary Provisions

   75.   Burden of proof.

   76.   Disposal of trophies, etc., during proceedings.

   77.   Where trophies belong to another person.

(b) General Offences

   78.   Possession of certain weapons in certain circumstances to be an offence.

   79.   Duty to take care of licences, permits, trophies, etc.

   80.   Offences relating to licences, etc.

(c) General Provisions

   81.   Power of search and arrest.

   82.   Obstruction of authorised officer.

   83.   Assault on an authorised officer.

   84.   Protection of officers.

   85.   Erection of barriers.

   86.   Forfeiture.

   87.   Provisions governing minimum sentences.

   88.   Jurisdiction of court.

   89.   Power to prosecute.

(d) Compounding Offences

   90.   Director may compound certain offences.

PART IX
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   91.   Rewards.

   92.   Registration of part offenders.

   93.   Continuous registrations of offender under this Act.

   94.   Regulations and other subsidiary legislation.

   95.   [Repeal of R.L. Cap. 302 and transitional provisions.]

   96.   Minister may make further transitional provisions.

SCHEDULES

CHAPTER 283
THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT

An Act to make provisions for the protection, conservation, development, regulation and control of fauna and fauna products and for related matters.

[1st December, 1974]
[G.N. No. 265 of 1974]

Acts Nos.
12 of 1974
21 of 1978
29 of 1994

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Wildlife Conservation Act.

2.   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Act" means the Wildlife Conservation Act;

   "aerodrome" means any area of land or water designed, equipped, set apart or commonly used for affording facilities for the landing and departure of aircraft;

   "animal" means any kind of vertebrate animal and the young and egg thereof, other than domestic animals;

   "authorised officer" means the Director, A Game Management Officer, a Game Warden, a Game Assistant, a Field Assistant or a Police Officer and includes–

   (a)   an employee of the Forest Division of or above the rank of Field Assistant;

   (b)   an employee of the National Parks of or above the rank of Park Guide;

   (c)   an employee of the Fisheries Division of or above the rank of Field Assistant;

   (d)   any public officer or other person appointed as such in writing signed by the Director;

   "authorised organisation" shall have the meaning assigned by section 29;

   "Board" means the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Protection Fund established by section 74;

   "capture" includes any act immediately directed at the taking of any animal, nest or egg;

   "Commissioner of Customs" includes a Customs Officer employed by the Customs Department;

   "conservation area" means–

   (a)   a game reserve established under section 8;

   (b)   a national park established under the National Parks Act *;

   (c)   the Ngorongoro Conservation Area established by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Act *;

   (d)   a forest reserve established under the Forests Act *;

   "dangerous animal" means any animal specified in the Fourth Schedule to this Act;

   "designated organisation" shall have the meaning assigned to that expression by section 29;

   "Director" means the Director of Game appointed under section 3;

   "dwelling house" has the meaning assigned to that expression in the Penal Code *;

   "export" means to take or cause to be taken from within Mainland Tanzania to any place outside Mainland Tanzania;

   "fish" means all forms of aquatic or amphibious life, including turtles, crabs, shell fish, and the spat, brood, fry, spawn, ova or young thereof;

   "game" and "game animal" means any animal specified in any Schedule to this Act and includes the eggs and young of any such animal;

   "game bird" means any bird specified in any Schedule to this Act and includes the eggs and young thereof;

   "game controlled area" means any area declared to be a game controlled area by an order made under section 9;

   "game licence" means any licence issued under the provisions of Part IV of this Act for the hunting of an animal;

   "game officer" means a game officer appointed under section 4;

   "game reserve" means any area declared to be a game reserve by an order made under section 8;

   "hide" means any form of man-made screen, fence, platform, pit or ambush intended to conceal a hunter;

   "highway" shall have the meaning assigned to that expression in the Highways Act *;

   "horn" includes rhinoceros horn;

   "hours of darkness" means the period commencing at 6.30 p.m. on any day and expiring at 5.30 a.m. on the following day;

   "hunting" includes any act directed or incidental to the killing of any animal;

   "ivory" means elephant ivory;

   "licensing officer" means any game officer or any other person whom the Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, appoint to be a licensing officer for the purposes of this Act;

   "livestock" includes cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, mules, donkeys and all other domesticated animals and their eggs and young;

   "manufactured trophy" means any article made either wholly or partly, of or from any durable part of an animal by subjecting such part to any chemical or mechanical process, tanning, sewing or other process;

   "meat" includes the fat, blood or flesh of any animal fresh, dried, pickled or otherwise preserved;

   "mechanically propelled vehicle" means all vehicles, including watercraft and aircraft, which receive their motor power from internal combustion, steam, reaction or electrical propulsion;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for matters relating to the conservation of fauna;

   "national park" means an area set aside as a National Park under the provisions of the National Parks Act *;

   "Ordinance" means the Fauna Conservation Ordinance *;

   "owner" in relation to any land means the person holding or deemed by any written law to be holding right of occupancy over the land and includes a lessee, a mortgagee in possession and any person authorised by the owner, lessee or mortgagee to act on his behalf in his absence;

   "partial game reserve" means any area declared to be a partial game reserve by an order under section 16;

   "private land" means any land held or deemed by any written law to be held under a right of occupancy;

   "purchase" and "sell" include barter;

   "road" means any highway and any other road to which the public has access and includes bridges over which a road passes but does not include a road or part of a road within the curtilage of a dwelling house;

   "trophy" means any animal, alive or dead, and any horn, ivory, tooth, tusk, bone, claw, hoof, skin, meat, hair, feather, egg or other portion of any animal and includes a manufactured trophy;

   "trophy dealer" means any person who engages in the buying, selling, cutting, carving, polishing, cleaning, mounting, preserving or processing of trophies;

   "the Unit" means the Wildlife Protection Unit established under section 5;

   "vehicle" means a vehicle of any description drawn or propelled, and includes a vessel and an aircraft;

   "vessel" means a ship, boat, dhow, submarine and every other kind of watercraft used in navigation, either on the sea or in inland waters and includes a seaplane and any amphibious craft;

   "weapon" means any firearm, dart-gun, missile, explosive, poison, poisoned bait, spear, knife, axe, hoe, pick, bow and arrows, club, stakes, pitfall, net, gin, trap, snare or any combination of these, and any other device capable of killing or capturing an animal;

   "wound" means any incision or puncture which divides or pierces any exterior membrane of the body and includes maiming.

   (2) The Director may by notice in the Gazette or in writing under his hand delegate to any public officer all or any of his functions under this Act, and where the Director has so delegated any of his functions then, in respect of the function, references in this Act to the Director shall include references to the public officer to whom the function has been delegated.

   (3) Where pursuant to subsection (2) the Director has delegated any function in writing under his hand, the writing shall be admissible as evidence before any court and shall be prima facie evidence of the delegation as well as of the fact that the person whose signature appears thereon held the office of the Director when the same was signed.

   (4) References in this Act to the Ordinance or this Act include references to all subsidiary legislation made under the Ordinance or this Act, as the case may be.

PART II
OFFICERS (ss 3-7)

3.   Director of Game

   (1) There shall be a Director of Game who shall be appointed by the President.

   (2) The Director shall be responsible for the proper administration and other officers.

4.   Game officers

   The Minister may appoint such number of Game Officers as, in his opinion, may be necessary for the efficient administration of this Act.

5.   Minister to establish the Wildlife Protection Unit

   (1) The Minister shall, after consultation with the President, establish a department of Government to be known as the Wildlife Protection Unit.

   (2) The Unit shall consist of such number of persons as the Minister may determine.

[s. 4A]

6.   Functions of the Unit

   The functions of the Unit shall be the protection of wildlife against unlawful hunters and, generally, the enforcement of the provisions of this Act relating to the hunting, capturing and photographing of wildlife, and the securing of trophies.

[s. 4B]

7.   Administration of the Unit

   (1) The administration of the Unit shall be vested in the Director and for that purpose the Unit shall be organised in such branches and deployed according to such areas or places as the Director may, with the consent of the Minister, determine.

   (2) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for the time being responsible for home affairs and with the consent of the President, by regulations published in the Gazette, provide for–

   (a)   the organisation and deployment of the Unit, the conditions and terms of service, and the various grades, ranks and appointments in it;

   (b)   the duties to be performed by members of the Unit, and their guidance in the discharge of those duties;

   (c)   the regulation of matters relating to discipline in the Unit;

   (d)   the description and issue of arms, ammunition, accoutrements, uniforms and other necessary supplies to members of the Unit;

   (d)   matters relating generally to the good order and administration of the Unit.

[s. 4C]

PART III
PROTECTED AREAS AND GENERAL RESTRICTIONS (ss 8-23)

(a) Game Reserves and Game Controlled Areas (ss 8-15)

8.   Establishment of game reserves

   (1) The President may, by order in the Gazette, declare any area of Mainland Tanzania to be a game reserve.

   (2) The President may by order in the Gazette apply any condition applicable to a game reserve to any area of Mainland Tanzania and upon such order being made the condition specified therein shall apply to the area in relation to which the order is made as if such area were a game reserve, and any contravention of such condition in or in relation to such area shall be punishable accordingly.

[s. 5]

9.   Establishment of game controlled areas

   The Minister may, by order in the Gazette, declare any area of Mainland Tanzania to be a game controlled area.

[s. 6]

10.   Restriction on entry into and residence in game reserves

   (1) No person other than–

   (a)   a person whose place of ordinary residence is within the reserve; or

   (b)   a person travelling through the reserve along a highway shall enter a game reserve except by and in accordance with the written authority of the Director previously sought and obtained.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any provision of this section or contravenes any condition attached to any authority granted under subsection (1) commits an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both that fine and imprisonment.

[s. 7]

11.   Restriction on carriage of weapons in game reserves

   (1) No person shall be in possession of a firearm, bow and arrow in a game reserve without the written permission of the Director previously sought and obtained.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any provision of this section commits an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve months or to both.

[s. 8]

12.   Protection of vegetation in game reserves

   (1) No person shall wilfully or negligently cause any bush or grass fire, or fell, cut, burn, injure or remove any standing tree, shrub, bush, sapling, seedling or any part thereof in a game reserve except in accordance with the written permission previously sought and obtained from the Director as well as if any part of the game reserve is included in a forest reserve, the Director of Forestry or his duly authorised representative:

   Provided that any person whose place of residence is within the reserve may without such permission fell trees for the purpose only of building dwellings for himself and his dependants and domestic employees, so that this proviso shall be without prejudice to any provision of any other written law restricting the felling of trees in any forest reserve or other area.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any provision of this section or contravenes any condition attached to any authority granted under subsection (1) commits an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both that fine and imprisonment.

[s. 9]

13.   Hunting in game reserve or game controlled area

   (1) No person shall, except with the permission in writing from the Director previously sought and obtained and in the manner specified in the writing, hunt, capture, kill, wound or molest any animal, including fish, in any game reserve or a game controlled area.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any provision of this section or contravenes any condition attached to any authority granted under subsection (1) commits an offence and on conviction is liable–

   (a)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of an animal specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act, to imprisonment for a term of not less than three years but not more than seven years and the court may in addition impose a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings;

   (b)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of an animal specified in Part II of the First Schedule to this Act, to imprisonment for a term of not less than two years but not more than five years, and the court may in addition impose a fine not exceeding fifty thousand shillings;

   (c)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of an animal specified in Part III of the First Schedule to this Act, to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year but not more than three years and in addition the court may impose a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings.

   (d)   in the case of any other offence to a fine of not less than three thousand shillings but not more than twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term of not less than three months but not exceeding two years.

[s. 10]

14.   Other restrictions applying to game reserves and game controlled areas

   (1) Except with the written permission of the Director previously sought and obtained, no person shall, within any game reserve or game controlled area–

   (a)   dig, lay, or construct any pitfall, net, trap, snare or other device, capable of killing, capturing or wounding any animal;

   (b)   carry or have in his possession or under his control any weapon in respect of which he fails to satisfy the Director that it was intended to be used for a purpose other than the hunting, killing, wounding or capturing of an animal.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section commits an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both that fine and imprisonment.

[s. 11]

15.   Restrictions on grazing livestock in game reserve

   (1) No person shall, except with the written permission of the Director previously sought and obtained, graze any livestock in any game reserve.

   (2)    Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section commits an offence and on conviction is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

[s. 12]

(b) Partial Game Reserves (ss 16-17)

16.   Establishment of partial game reserve

   The Director may, by order in the Gazette, declare any area of Mainland Tanzania to be a partial game reserve for any animal or class of animals (hereinafter in this Act referred to as "protected animals").

[s. 13]

17.   Restrictions relating to partial game reserves

   Any person who without the permission of the Director previously sought and obtained hunts, captures, kills, wounds or molests any protected animal in a partial game reserve commits an offence and on conviction is liable–

   (a)   in the case of a conviction for hunting, capturing or killing a protected animal, to imprisonment for a term of not less than three years but not exceeding seven years;

   (b)   in any other case to a fine of not less than three thousand shillings but not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment of not less than three months but not exceeding two years.

[s. 14]

(c) Declaration of National Game (ss 18-19)

18.   Declaration of national game

   The Minister may, by order in the Gazette, declare any animal or class of animals to be a national game.

[s. 15]

19.   Restrictions relating to national game

   (1) No person shall except by and in accordance with the written permission of the Director previously sought and obtained hunt, kill, capture or wound any animal which is a national game.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section or contravenes any condition attached to any permission granted under subsection (1) commits an offence and on conviction is liable–

   (a)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of a national game, to imprisonment for a term of not less than three years but not exceeding seven years and in addition the court may a impose a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings;

   (b)   in any other case, to a fine of not less than three thousand shillings but not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment of not less than three months but not exceeding two years.

[s. 16]

(d) Close Season (ss 20-21)

20.   Declaration of close season

   The Minister may, by order in the Gazette, prohibit, restrict or regulate the hunting, killing or capture of any animal or class of animals in any area of Mainland Tanzania during such period as he may specify in such order (such period so specified is hereinafter referred to as "close season").

[s. 17]

21.   Restrictions relating to close season

   (1) Where an order under section 20 has been made in respect of any area of Mainland Tanzania, no person shall during the close season hunt, kill, capture or wound within that area any animal to which that order applies except by and in accordance with the permission of the Director.

   (2) Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this section or contravenes any condition attached to any permission granted under subsection (1) commits an offence and on conviction is liable–

   (a)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of an animal specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act, to imprisonment for a term of not less than three years but not exceeding seven years and the court may in addition impose a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings;

   (b)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of an animal specified in Part II of the First Schedule to this Act, to imprisonment for a term of not less than two years but not exceeding five years, and the court may in addition impose a fine not exceeding fifty thousand shillings.

   (c)   in the case where the conviction relates to the hunting, capture or killing of an animal specified in Part III of the First Schedule to this Act, to imprisonment for a term of not less than one year but not exceeding three years and in addition the court may impose a fine not exceeding twenty thousand shillings;

   (d)   in any other case, to a fine of not less than three thousand shillings but not exceeding twenty thousand shillings or to imprisonment of not less than three months but not exceeding two years.

[s. 18]

(e) General Provisions (ss 22-23)

22.   President may lift restrictions

   The President may, by order in the Gazette, modify any of the restrictions imposed by this Part in relation to game reserves, game controlled areas and partial game reserves, and where any such order is made, the provisions of this Part shall take effect subject to the provisions of the order.

[s. 19]

23.   Where any area is a National Park, etc.

   (1) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as empowering the Director to grant any permission for the hunting, killing, capture or wounding of any animal in any National Park in contravention of the provisions of the National Parks Act * or in a Marine Park in contravention of the provisions of the Marine Parks and Reserves Act *.

   (2) Where any game reserve, game controlled area or partial game reserve, or any portion thereof, falls also within the conservation area established under the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Act *, the Director shall not grant any permission for the hunting, killing, capture or wounding of any animal within such area without the prior consent of the Conservator of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

[s. 20]

PART IV
HUNTING, CAPTURING AND PHOTOGRAPHING OF ANIMALS (ss 24-60)

(a) Hunting of Animals (ss 24-34)

24.   Interpretation

   In this Part–

   "specified animal" means an animal in the Second Schedule to this Act;

   "scheduled animal" means an animal specified in the Third Schedule to this Act.

[s. 21]

25.   President may restrict grant of licences and permits

   (1) The President may, by order in the Gazette, declare any category of persons as being a category of persons who shall not be granted any game licence in relation to any category of animals specified in the order.

   (2) Where an order under subsection (1) is made in relation to any category of persons, no person belonging to that category shall be entitled to apply for or obtain a game licence in respect of any animal to which the order applies and any such licence granted to any such person shall be void and ineffective.

[s. 22]

26.   No hunting without licence

   Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, no person shall hunt any specified animal or scheduled animal except under and in accordance with the conditions of a valid game licence issued to him under this Act:

   Provided that the Minister may, by order, permit any person or category of persons to hunt any specified or scheduled animal without a game licence.

[s. 23]

27.   Amendment of Second and Third Schedules

   The Minister may, by order in the Gazette, amend, add to, vary or replace the Second and the Third Schedules to this Act.

[s. 24]

28.   General provisions relating to game licences

   (1) Game licences may be issued by a licensing officer upon an application made in writing in the prescribed form and upon payment by the applicant of the prescribed fee.

   (2) No game licence shall be granted to an applicant who fails to satisfy the licensing officer–

   (a)   that he has attained the apparent age of eighteen years;

   (b)   that he is in possession of a valid firearm licence in respect of the firearm intended to be used in hunting;

   (c)   in the case of a licence for the hunting of a specified animal, that he is a citizen of the United Republic or that he has been ordinarily resident in the United Republic for a period of not less than twelve months immediately preceding the date of the application;

   (d)   that he has a reasonable knowledge of the use of a firearm for the purpose of game hunting;

   (3) The licensing authority may require an applicant for a game licence to appear before him and answer any question or produce any document relevant to any of the matters referred to in subsection (2) and the firearm proposed to be used.

[s. 25]

29.   Authorised associations and designated organisations

   (1) The Minister may, by order in the Gazette, declare any body of persons, whether corporate or unincorporate, or any ujamaa village to be an authorised association for the purposes of this Act.

   (2) The Minister may, by order in the Gazette, declare any body corporate to be a designated organisation for the purposes of this Act.

[s. 26]

30.   Issue of game licences for specified animals to authorised associations

   (1) A licensing officer may grant a game licence for the hunting of a specified animal to any authorised association:

   Provided that the licensing officer shall not grant a game licence for the hunting of a specified animal to any authorised association unless he is satisfied that the meat of the animal hunted shall be made available for consumption by all the members of the association.

   (2) A game licence granted to an authorised association under subsection (1) shall entitle any member of the authorised association who has attained the apparent age of eighteen years to hunt, in accordance with the conditions of the licence, the animal specified therein.

[s. 27]

31.   Issue of game licences for scheduled animals to designated organisation

   (1) The Director may grant a designated organisation a licence to generally hunt such number of scheduled animals subject to such terms and conditions and for such period as may be specified therein.

   (2) A game licence granted to a designated organisation under subsection (1) shall entitle any member, employee or agent of the organisation who has attained the apparent age of eighteen years to hunt, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the licence, any scheduled animal which may lawfully be hunted under such licence.

[s. 28]

32.   Minister may regulate issue of game licences

   The Minister may, by regulations made under this Act–

   (a)   provide that no licence for the hunting of a scheduled animal shall be granted to any person except on the recommendation of a designated organisation;

   (b)   regulate the mode of hunting of scheduled animals;

   (c)   prescribe the functions of the designated organisation in relation to the hunting of animals hunted pursuant to any licence issued on the recommendation of such organisation;

   (d)   authorise, subject to such terms and conditions as he may specify, the issue of a game licence for the hunting of a specified animal to any person who does not, by virtue of the provisions of paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section 28, qualify for such licence where the application for that licence is recommended by a designated organisation;

   (e)   provide that no person shall be granted licence to hunt more than the specified number of species of animal in any specified area;

   (f)   provide for the reception of Government trophies by a designated organisation from persons referred to in subsection (1) of section 71 and the procedure to be complied with by that organisation upon receipt of the Government trophies.

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