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Endangered Species (Control of International Trade and Traffic) Act, 1985 🇳🇬


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Endangered Species (Control of International Trade and Traffic) Act, 1985

  • Assented to on 20 April 1985
  • Commenced on 20 April 1985
  • [Up to date as at 20 April 1985]
An Act to provide for the conservation and management of Nigeria's wild life and the protection of some of her endangered species in danger of extinction as a result of over‐exploitation, as required under certain international treaties to which Nigeria is a signatory.

1. Prohibition of hunting of or trading in wild animals

(1)As from the commencement of this Act, the hunting or capture of or trade in, the animal species specified in the First Schedule to this Act (being animal species threatened with extinction) is absolutely prohibited.[First Schedule.]
(2)As from the commencement of this Act, no person shall hunt, capture, trade in or otherwise deal with an animal species specified in the Second Schedule to this Act (being animals which, though not necessarily now threatened with extinction, may become so threatened unless trade…

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