National legislation status

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CITES legislation enacted. Observations on draft implementing rules provided by Secretariat in January 2018. First formal warning issued at SC74. New Wildlife Bill being drafted. CITES Statutory Instrument will be revised after adoption of the redrafted Wildlife Bill. Legislative analysis of both instruments conducted by the Secretariat in August 2023. Request for update sent on 18 Feb. 2024. Response received on 19 Feb. 2024: still in the process of revising the draft Bill. 

Enactment of the new Wildlife Bill by first quarter of 2024. Then, revision of the CITES Statutory Instrument. Finalization and submission of finals draft legislations for legislative analysis, including possible Category 1 status. 

Feb. 2024


Date of issue Status Information Files


2022/047 - ZAMBIA – Loss of CITES permits

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