House stays wildlife bill for parliamentary review

The National Assembly on Thursday relegated the Wildlife Import and Export Bill 2014 to a special parliamentary committee for further consideration owing to several concerns by the opposition, including inadequate consultations.

The proposed legislation, tabled by Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud last December, was due for its second reading Thursday, and the minister said its implementation will correct several deficiencies plaguing Guyana’s wildlife trade sector.

The objectives of the bill are to create a national framework and mechanisms governing the international trade of all species of wildlife in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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