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Environment Management Act, 2015 (No. 11 of 2015).

Antigua and Barbuda
Document type
Long title
An Act to provide for sustainable environmental protection and management, to establish effective allocation of administrative responsibilities for environment management, the undertaking and coordination of environmental management, and related activities, the incorporation of international treaty obligations with respect to the environment into national and law related matters. To establish and consolidate in one legal regime the Implementation of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements and to provide the framework financial mechanism to implement the Act.
Air & atmosphere, Environment gen., Fisheries, Forestry, Water, Wild species & ecosystems, Waste & hazardous substances
Air quality/air pollution Framework law Basic legislation Pollution control Institution EIA Environmental audit Monitoring Environmental standards Community management Soil pollution/quality Noise pollution Climate change Special fund Environmental planning Inspection Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Inland fisheries Marine fisheries Forestry protection measures Protection forest Hazardous substances Freshwater resources management Inland waters Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Sustainable development Sustainable use Wetlands Water conservation zone Biodiversity Protection of habitats Genetic resources Endangered species Access and benefit sharing Protected area Protection of species Wild fauna Wild flora International agreement-implementation
Geographical area
Americas, Caribbean, Small Island Developing States

This Act provides with respect to the protection and management of the environment and natural resources (including forest and water resources) and wildlife in Antigua and Barbuda and also concerns, climate change issues, the establishment of protected areas and access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits of such resources. The main objective of this Act is to ensure the establishment of an integrated environmental management system in which environment is managed in a sustainable ma

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References - Legislation


Wild Birds Protection Act (No. 3 of 1913).

Legislation | Antigua and Barbuda | 1913 (1992) | Repealed

Keyword: Birds, Management/conservation, Hunting/capture, International trade, Seasons


Other references

Implements treaty

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

Treaty | Multilateral | Washington |

Keyword: International trade, Authorization/permit, Trade in species, Biodiversity, Offences/penalties, Management/conservation, Wild flora, Protected plant species, Endangered species, Certification, Wild fauna, Protected animal species, International agreement-text, Inventory, Wildlife products

Source: IUCN (ID: TRE-000483)