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Forests | 22 August 1961

Act – 1961 – Wild Animals Preservation Act – Act 43
Africa Law Database - Ghana

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Act – 1961 – Wild Animals Preservation Act – Act 43

The Wild Animals Preservation Act consolidates previous laws relating to wild animals, birds and fish and brings the laws of Ghana in conformity with the Convention for the Protection of wild Animals, Birds and Fish in Africa signed at London by the European colonial powers on the nineteenth day of May, 1900. It provides for honorary game officers (appointment, arrests powers and immunities), rules in relation to the collection of specimens and trophies and for the prohibition of certain types of hunting.


The Forestry Commission Act repealed the Wild animals Preservation (Amendment) Act (P.N.D.C.L. 55 – 1983) and provided for new penalties in its sections 4, 6 and 7. A number of additional small changes were made in relation to the competences of the FC mentioned in the act.