Unlicensed hunting regulation introduced

Myo Min Htet

A clause to regulate unlicensed hunting has been introduced to Parliament, reports say.

The clause was a part of the flora and fauna conservation bill and the Lower House bill committee had many discussions about it in August.

Hunting without a licence, violating any condition in the licence, intentional polluting, killing or keeping endangered animals without official permission, ruining or poisoning forest streams and using explosives of any kind were crimes punishable by a maximum three-year sentence or a fine up to Ks500,000 or both, it stated.

Anyone who smuggled animals or animal body parts and logged trees in a protected area would face a prison sentence up to five years or a maximum fine of Ks1 million or both.

(US$1 = Ks1,350)

Translated by Nay Thiha