Regulations under the Wildlife Protection and Management Act, 2017, Solomon Islands

    Project ID
    Date of request
    August 05, 2020
    Project date
    Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
    Solomon Islands
    Related Sustainable Development Goals
    Goal 3
    Goal 15
    Goal 16
    Biological Diversity
    Trade and Investment
    Other(s) topics
    Natural resources regulation
    Wildlife protection and management
    Implementation Status
    Activity description

    Through a Small-Scale Funding Agreement dated 11 January 2018, UNEP supported the Government of Solomon Islands in developing regulations under the Wildlife Protection and Management Act, 2017. The objective of the regulations is to provide an enabling framework for implementation of the country’s obligations under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). With UNEP’s support, and under the guidance of the country’s Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM), the Wildlife Protection and Management (Amendment) Regulations 2019 were developed and officially gazetted on 5 June 2020.

    Achieved outcomes and impacts

    The regulations aided the government of Solomon Islands to comply with CITES requirements on national legislation. Specifically, the regulations enhanced the powers and functions of the country’s CITES scientific and management authorities, and set out relevant permits, fees and prescribed forms for trade of species and related products covered under CITES.

    UNEP support in implementing the activity

    UNEP supported development of the regulations by providing USD 15,000 to the government of Solomon Islands for recruitment of a national legal consultant and for stakeholder consultations. UNEP also provided legal guidance by reviewing the draft regulations.

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