Endangered Species (Illegal Trade) Bill






Increase the penalties for offences under the Endangered Species (Import and

Export) Act 1976.                                                                            

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

 1     Increased penalties for trading in endangered species

In subsection (5) (b) of section 4 (offence to sell etc. things imported contrary to

section 1 or their derivatives) of the Endangered Species (Import and Export)

Act 1976 (c. 46), for “two” there is substituted “five”.

 2     Short title and extent


     (1)    This Act may be cited as the Endangered Species (Illegal Trade) Act 2002.

     (2)    This Act extends to Northern Ireland.

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