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Forest Conservation and Management Act, 2016 (No. 34 of 2016).

Country/Territory
Kenya
Document type
Legislation
Date
2016
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 155 of 7 September, 2016.
Long title
An Act of Parliament to give effect to Article 69 of the Constitution with regard to forest resources; to provide for the development and sustainable management, including conservation and rational utilization of all forest resources for the socioeconomic development of the country and for connected purposes.
Subject
Livestock, Environment gen., Forestry, Mineral resources, Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Ecosystem preservation EIA Framework law Basic legislation Forest management/forest conservation Forestry protection measures Afforestation/reforestation Forest service/forest officers Institution Policy/planning Non-governmental entity Special fund Classification/declassification Timber extraction/logging Forest species Community management Protection forest Public forest Traditional knowledge/indigenous knowledge Traditional rights/customary rights Private forest Contract/agreement Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Grazing Mining Water conservation zone Protected area Endangered species Protection of species Wetlands
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa
Entry into force notes
This Act shall come into force by Notice in the Gazette by the Cabinet Secretary.
Abstract

This Act makes provision for the conservation and management of public, community and private forests and areas of forest land that require special protection, defines the rights in forests and prescribes rules for the use of forest land. It also makes provision for community participation of forest lands by community forest association, the trade in forest products, the protection of indigenous forests and the protection of water resources.

Full text
English
Website
www.kenyalaw.org

References - Legislation

Repeals

Forests Act, 2005 (Cap. 385).

Legislation | Kenya | 2005 (2007)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Forest management/forest conservation, Forestry protection measures, Afforestation/reforestation, Forest service/forest officers, Institution, Timber extraction/logging, Public forest, Special fund, EIA, Policy/planning, Non-governmental entity, Private forest, Contract/agreement, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Mining, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Timber Act (Cap. 386).

Legislation | Kenya | 1971 (1971)

Keyword: Timber extraction/logging, Classification/declassification, International trade, Inspection, Marking/identification, Authorization/permit, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Legal Notice no. 107 - Declaration of Public Forest. Karaini Hill Forest.

Legislation | Kenya | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Public forest, Zoning, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legal Notice no. 111 - Declaration of Public Forest. Bute Malaba Forest Ranges.

Legislation | Kenya | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Public forest, Zoning, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legal Notice no. 110. Declaration of Public Forest. God Nyango Forest.

Legislation | Kenya | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Public forest, Zoning, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legal Notice no. 109. Declaration of Public Forest. Katanguo Hills Forest.

Legislation | Kenya | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Public forest, Zoning, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legal Notice no. 108. Declaration of Public Forest. Wajir Town Forest.

Legislation | Kenya | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Public forest, Zoning, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legal Notice no. 106 - Declaration of Public Forest. Chitambe (Webuye) Hill Forest.

Legislation | Kenya | 2021

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Public forest, Zoning, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX