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

États-Unis d'Amérique
Type du document
1988 (2004)
Source d'origine
United States Code - Title 16 - Conservation.
Espèces sauvages et écosystèmes
Mot clé
Gestion/conservation Espèces menacées Collecte de données/déclarations Commerce international Produits de la chasse Infractions/sanctions Protection des espèces Commerce d'espèces
Aire géographique
Amériques, Arctique, Pacifique du Est, Amérique du Nord, Atlantique Nord

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.

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

Législation | États-Unis d'Amérique | 1974 (2023)

Mot clé: Procédures judiciaires/procédures administratives, Oiseaux, Espèces menacées, Mise en application, Chasse/capture, Commerce intérieur, Commerce international, Mammifères marins, Infractions/sanctions, Protection des espèces, Commerce d'espèces, Faune sauvage, Flore sauvage