Wildlife Division: Policy and Legal Framework

Policy and Legal Framework

Laws relevant to wildlife conservation include the Wildlife Conservation Act No. 5 of 2009 and its subsidiary legislations:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Act (CAP 284 R.E. 2002)
  • Tanzania National Parks Act (CAP 282 R.E. 2002)
  • Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute Act (CAP 260 R.E. 2002)
  • Mweka CAP R.E.2002)
  • The Environmental Management Act 2004
  • The  Regulation of Land Tenure (Established Villages Act (CAP 267 R.E. 2002)
  • Local Government (District Authorities) Act (CAP 287 R.E. 2002)
  • Natural Resources Act (CAP 259 R.E. 2002)
  • Forest Act No. 14 2002  
  • Fisheries Act (CAP 279 R.E. 2002)
  • Tanzania Forest Research  Institute Act (CAP 277 R.E. 2002)
  • Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute Act (CAP 280 R.E. 2002)
  • National Museum of Tanzania Act (CAP 281 R.E. 2002).

Additionally the Wildlife Policy is available here (PDF, 6MB)