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Africa Law Database - Ghana | 2nd May 2002

Forest Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002
Africa Law Database - Ghana
Forests
Communities & forests
Ghana

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Forest Protection (Amendment) Act, 2002

The Amendment Act alters the Forest Protection Decree 1974 to increase penalties for offences.

Section 1 now states that “any person who fells, uproots, lops, girdles, taps, damages by fire or otherwise damages any tree or timber, or causes any damage by negligence in felling any tree or cutting or removing any timber” has committed an offence and is liable to a fine or imprisonment.

Section 2 now includes the statement that “any person who knowingly counterfeits or fraudulently uses upon timber or standing tree a mark or indicates that the timber or tree is the property of any person” has committed an offence and is liable to a fine or imprisonment. Each section is comprised of further liable offences.

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