Poachers To Face Life Imprisonment

Wildlife criminals are set to serve a life sentence or pay Ush20b Under the new Wildlife Act.

The law highlights that when caught, poachers involved in killing endangered species or traffickers trading wildlife or wildlife trophies can be given a life sentence or pay a fine of upto Shs20 billion or both.

It also entails wildlife User Rights like hunting, farming, ranching, trading, and educational and research and general extraction use rights.

It is based on the principle that economic benefits from wildlife can lead to better custodianship of wildlife resources.

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