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Wildlife Conservation and Management Act, 2013 (No. 47 of 2013).

Country/Territory
Kenya
Document type
Legislation
Date
2013
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act of Parliament to provide for the protection, conservation, sustainable use and management of wildlife in Kenya and for connected purposes.
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Ecosystem preservation EIA Cultural heritage Inland waters Water rights Framework law Basic legislation Biodiversity Institution Protected area National parks Special fund Wetlands Protection of habitats Protection of species Endangered species Research Contract/agreement Hunting/capture Wild fauna Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Dangerous animal/harmful animal Access and benefit-sharing
Geographical area
Africa, AFRICA FAO, Eastern Africa
Entry into force notes
Enters into force on 10 January, 2014.
Abstract

This Act provides for protection, conservation and management of wildlife in Kenya and related matters. The Act shall apply to all wildlife resources on public, community and private land, and Kenya territorial waters. The 119 sections of this Act are divided into 15 Parts: Preliminary (I); Establishment of the Service (II); Financial provisions (III); The wildlife regulation mechanisms (IV); Establishment of Wildlife Endowment Fund (V); Conservation, protection and management (VI); Establishment of the Wildlife Research And Training Institute (VII); Conservation Orders, easements and incentives (VIII); Human wildlife conflict (IX); Licensing and regulation (XI); Offences and penalties (XI); International treaties, conventions and agreements (XII); Enforcement and compliance (XIII); Miscellaneous (XIV). (Completed by 11 Schedules)

Full text
English
Website
www.kenyalaw.org

References - Legislation

Repeals

Wildlife (Conservation and Management) Act, 1976 (Cap. 376).

Legislation | Kenya | 1976

Keyword: Biodiversity, Protected area, National parks, Hunting/capture, Wild fauna, Special fund, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Wildlife Conservation and Management (Protection of Endangered and Threatened Ecosystems, Habitats and Species) Regulations, 2017 (L.N. No. 242 of 2017).

Legislation | Kenya | 2017

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, EIA, Biodiversity, Protected area, National parks, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Endangered species, Contract/agreement, Hunting/capture, Wild fauna, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wildlife Conservation and Management (Joint Management of Protected Water Towers) Regulations, 2017 (L.N. No. 243 of 2017).

Legislation | Kenya | 2017

Keyword: Inland waters, Water conservation zone, Basin/catchment/watershed, Protected area, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wildlife Conservation and Management (Implementation of Treaties) Regulations, 2017 (L.N. No. 241 of 2017).

Legislation | Kenya | 2017

Keyword: International relations/cooperation, Biodiversity, Management/conservation, Institution, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Wildlife Conservation and Management (National Parks)(Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (L.N. No. 155 of 2020).

Legislation | Kenya | 2020

Keyword: Biodiversity, Institution, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX