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African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4201-4246).

País/Territorio
Estados Unidos de América
Tipo de documento
Legislación
Fecha
1988 (2004)
Fuente
FAO, FAOLEX
Fuente original
United States Code - Title 16 - Conservation.
Materia
Especies silvestres y ecosistemas
Palabra clave
Ordenación/conservación Especies en peligro Recopilación de datos/informes Comercio internacional Productos silvestres Infracciones/sanciones Protecíon de las especies Comercio de especies
Área geográphica
Americas, Ártico, Pacífico Oriental, América del Norte, Atlántico Norte
Resumen

The purpose of this Act is to protect African elephants. It addresses the large illegal trade in African elephant ivory which is the major cause of the decline of elephant populations in Africa and threat to the continued existence of the African elephant. A special fund is authorized to provide assistance to African governments for elephant research and conservation. The Secretary of the Interior is directed to review existing elephant conservation programs in Africa. Criteria are established for declaring and removing moratoria on ivory imports from source countries and from intermediary countries based upon the results of these reviews. Import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies is exempted from any moratoria imposed by the Secretary, but export of raw ivory is prohibited. Extensive investigation into elephant conservation and ivory trade is required, with a report to be submitted to Congress each year. Also a comprehensive report to Congress is required concerning the effectiveness of the Act. Criminal and civil penalties and enforcement procedures are defined. Circumstances for permitting the import and export of ivory are outlined, and rewards may be provided for information.

Texto completo
Inglés
Página web
www.fws.gov

Referencias - Legislación

Implementado por

50 CFR § 11.1 - 11.34 - Taking, Possession, transportation, Sale, Purchase, Barter, Exportation, and Importation of Wildlife and Plants - Civil Procedures.

Legislación | Estados Unidos de América | 1974 (2023)

Palabra clave: Procedimientos judiciales/procedimientos administrativos, Pájaros, Especies en peligro, Cumplimiento/aplicación, Caza/captura, Comercio interior, Comercio internacional, Mamíferos marinos, Infracciones/sanciones, Protecíon de las especies, Comercio de especies, Fauna silvestre, Flora silvestre

Fuente: FAO, FAOLEX