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The Wildlife Conservation Act is the root law that governs wildlife; wildlife is divided into general or protected wildlife. The following are related regulations and examples of illegal acts.

Article 16 of the Wildlife Conservation Act states: “Protected Wildlife shall not be disturbed, abused, hunted, killed, traded, exhibited, displayed, owned, imported, exported, raised or bred, unless under special circumstances recognized in this or related legislation. Protected Wildlife products shall not be traded, exhibited, displayed, owned, imported, exported or processed, unless under special circumstances recognized in this or related legislation.”

Example of previous illegal acts:  

Article 18-1 of the Wildlife Conservation Act states: “Protected Wildlife should be conserved and shall not be disturbed, abused, hunted, killed or otherwise utilized.”

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Article 24-1 and 24-3 of the Wildlife Conservation Act state: “No import or export of live wildlife or Protected Wildlife products is allowed without prior approval from the NPA”; “No import or export of live marine mammalian wildlife or products thereof is allowed without prior approval from the NPA.”

Example of previous violations: unauthorized import of products made from protected animals. (ivory)

Another commonly seen violation of Article 24-3 is the unauthorized bringing in (via mail or self-carried) of products made from general marine mammals: seal oil. If found, the product will be confiscated according to law.

Unit:Marine Conservation Division
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  • Update:2019-08-28
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