21 July 2016

Angola: Parliament Passes Wildlife Law

Luanda — Without any vote against and two abstentions, the National Assembly approved on Wednesday the Draft Law on Wildlife to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of forest areas and the Angolan terrestrial wildlife.

The text, approved with 166 votes in favour, also aims at creating the general basis of exercising the activity related to them and will not be applicable for aquatic and genetic biological resources and conservation areas governed by a special law.

The text, presented by the Agriculture minister, Afonso Pedro Canga, lays down the legal regimes of access and sustainable use of forest and wildlife resources.

According to the minister, the bill results from a public consultation process.

It sets the standards and adoption of necessary measures to protect the environment and species of flora and fauna.

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