Wildlife Legislation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Criminal Offences
Gareth Mauck
6 November 2013

There is no doubt that Sub-Saharan Africa faces great challenges in the conservation of wild animals, especially in relation to big game such as elephant and rhinoceros. One important part of the solution to this problem is the development of environmental, particularly wildlife, laws which are effective in preventing, deterring and punishing wildlife offences such as; illegal hunting, illegal trafficking, illegal trade, illegal consumption, illegal processing and consumption.[1]

In addition to this it is important that a country makes use of ancillary legislation dealing with finance, money laundering and tax, to deter/punish those who attempt to benefit from the proceeds of wildlife crime.

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[1] Environmental Investigation Agency. http://www.eia-international.org/. Accessed 27/10/2013.