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Forest Preservation Act (No. 14 of 1910).

Country/Territory
Eswatini
Document type
Legislation
Date
1910
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to make provision for the preservation of trees and forests growing on Government land, and on Swazi nation land constituted under the Concessions Partition Act No. 2811907.
Subject
Forestry
Keyword
Forestry protection measures Forest fires Timber extraction/logging Land clearing Public forest Offences/penalties Forest management/forest conservation
Geographical area
Africa, Landlocked Developing Nations, Southern Africa
Abstract

This Act places restrictions on the cutting of indigenous or government timber and provides otherwise for the protection of such timber. "Government timber" means any trees and bushes planted under the direction of the Minister on government land or on Swazi nation land and "indigenous timber" means forest trees or their saplings growing on Government land or on Swazi nation land, not planted by human agency. No cutting or interference with land close to where such timber grows shall take place without a permission of the Minister or authorized officer. Certain exceptions on these rules are made in respect of private forests. The Act also defines the offence of setting fire to any indigenous or government timber or brushwood.

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