ENDANGERED SPECIES (PROTECTION, CONSERVATION AND REGULATION OF TRADE) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Object of Act

   4   Saving of other laws

   5   Exemptions, etc relating to trade

   6   Amendment of Schedules

   7   Approved management programmes

   8   Approval of scientific institution

   9   Inter-scientific institution transfer

   10   Breeding in captivity

   11   Artificial propagation

   12   Export of personal or household effects

 

PART I
Administration

   13   Designation of Management and establishment of Scientific Authority

   14   Policy directions

   15   Functions of Management Authority

   16   Functions of Scientific Authority

   17   Scientific reports

 

PART II
Restriction on Trade in Endangered Species

   18   Restriction on trade in endangered species

 

Regulation of Trade in Species specified in the Schedule

   19   Application to trade in endangered specimens of species specified in First, Second, Third and Fourth Schedules

   20   Export of specimens of species specified in First Schedule

   21   Importation of specimens of species specified in First Schedule

   22   Re-export of specimens of species specified in First Schedule

   23   Introduction from the sea certificate for specimens specified in First Schedule

   24   Export of specimens of species specified in Second Schedule

   25   Import of specimens of species specified in Second Schedule

   26   Re-export of specimens of species specified in Second Schedule

   27   Introduction from the sea of specimens of species specified in Second Schedule

   28   Export of Specimens of species specified in Third Schedule

   29   Import of specimen of species specified in Third Schedule

   30   Re-export of specimens of species specified in Third Schedule

   31   Export of specimens of species specified in Fourth Schedule

 

PART III
Suspension and Revocation of Permit or Certificate

   32   Non-transferability and validity of permit or certificate

   33   Grounds for refusal to grant permit or certificate

   34   Restriction on grant of permits retrospectively

   35   Suspension of permit or certificate

   36   Revocation of permit or certificate

   37   Appeal

   38   Registers

   39   Records

 

PART IV
Offence and Penalties

   40   Unlawful trade in specimen, etc

   41   Offence of using postal service for transporting endangered species

   42   False or misleading statements

   43   Threatening, etc authorised officer

   44   Failure to keep records and documents

 

PART V
Enforcement

   45   General powers of entry, inspection and seizure

   46   Vehicle, etc may be seized and detained

   47   Procedure regarding application for forfeiture

   48   Forfeiture of specimens seized

   49   Search warrant

 

PART VI
General

   50   Marking of specimens

   51   Expired permit may serve as proof of lawful import, etc

   52   Protection of members of Management Authority and Scientific Authority

   53   Regulations

   54   Act applies to the Crown

      SCHEDULES

 

THE ENDANGERED SPECIES (PROTECTION, CONSERVATION AND REGULATION OF TRADE ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st April, 2000]

Act 6 of 2000.

LN 1422A/2003.

Preliminary (sections 1-12)

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Endangered Species (Protection, Conservation and Regulation of Trade) Act 2000.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "animal" means any member of the animal kingdom other than man, whether alive or dead;

   "animal reproductive material" means-

   (a)   an egg, sperm or embryo of an animal; and

   (b)   any other part or product of an animal from which another animal can be produced;

   "animal specimen" means-

   (a)   any animal;

   (b)   any animal reproductive material;

   (c)   the flesh, skin, bone, blood, scales, feathers, horns or shell of any animal; and

   (d)   any readily recognizable part,

of a species or any derivative thereof specified in the First, Second, Third or Fourth Schedule;

   "Appendix" means an Appendix to the Convention and Appendices shall be construed accordingly;

   "approved scientific institution" means an institution declared by the Management Authority under section 8 to be an approved scientific institution in relation to a particular specimen or class of specimens;

   "article" includes a substance or mixture of substances;

   "artifical propagation" has the meaning assigned to it in section 11;

   "authorised officer" means-

   (a)   any person designated as such by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority;

   (b)   any customs officer;

   (c)   any Game Warden approved as such under the Wild Life Protection Act;

   (d)   any member or officer of the Jamaica Constabulary Force or the Jamaica Defence Force;

   (e)   any person designated-

         (i)   a Fishery Inspector under the Fishing Industry Act;

         (ii)   a Marine Officer under the Exclusive Economic Zone Act and the Maritime Areas Act;

         (iii)   any Inspector under the Aquaculture, Inland, Marine Products and By-Products (Inspection Licensing and Export) Act, 1999;

   (f)   any person appointed a forest officer under the Forestry Act;

   (g)   any person appointed a park manager or designated a national park ranger under the Natural Resources (National Parks) Regulations, 1993;

   (h)   any person appointed a marine park manager or designated a marine park ranger under the Natural Resources Conservation (Marine Parks) Regulations, 1992,

and any other person acting in aid of such person acting in the execution of his office or duty shall be deemed to be an officer acting in the execution of his office or duty;

   "bred in captivity" means born or otherwise produced in a clinical or controlled environment of an offspring of any animal or any animal reproductive material-

   (a)   that mated or otherwise transferred gametes in a controlled environment where reproduction is sexual; or

   (b)   that was in a controlled environment when development of the offspring began, where reproduction is sexual;

   "controlled environment" means

   (a)   in relation to an animal or animal reproductive material, an environment which-

         (i)   is manipulated for the purpose of producing a selected species of animals or animal reproductive material;

         (ii)   has boundaries designed to prevent the entry, departure, introduction or removal of animals or animal reproductive materials; or

         (iii)   includes facilities such as artificial housing, waste removal, health care, protection from predators and artificial food supply;

         (iv)   is managed in a manner designed to maintain the breeding stock indefinitely;

   (b)   in relation to plants, an environment which-

         (i)   is manipulated for the purposes of producing selected hybrid species of plants or plant reproductive material;

         (ii)   includes tillage, fertilization, weed control, irrigation or nursery operations, including potting, bedding or protection from weather; or

         (iii)   is managed in a manner designed to maintain the breeding stock indefinitely;

   "Convention" means the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora done at Washington, District of Columbia in the United States of America on the 3rd day of March, 1973 and any amendment thereto as adopted, from time to time, by the Government of Jamaica;

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