Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development
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Strengthening the Legal Framework for Conservation

A major milestone to strengthening biodiversity policies to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking was passage of the Law of Protection, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity (Law No. 5/2017).  While the law added important provisions on penalties, fines and prosecution of wildlife trafficking and poaching crimes, implementing regulations still need to be developed to fully implement the law.