Strategies Database

Crimes that affect the environment

Offences

• Wildlife crime
• Fisheries crime
• Forest crime

Prohibited Act

• Hunting (poaching)/killing
• Catching
• Logging
• Transfer/Transportation
• International trade (import, export, re-export)
• Domestic trade/supply
• Acquisition/Possession/Ownership
• Harvesting

Subject

• CITES / International protected species
• Domestic protected species
• Trophy

Keywords

• Hunting (poaching)/killing
• Logging
• Harvesting
• Catching
• Acquisition/Possession/Ownership
• Transfer/Transportation
• Domestic trade/supply
• International trade (import, export, re-export)
• Domestic protected species
• International protected species (e.g. CITIES)
• Trophy
• Product

SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching (LEAP) Strategy

  Botswana

Introductory text

The SADC Law Enforcement and Anti-Poaching Strategy (SADC LEAP) is embedded in the Protocol on Wildlife Conservation and Law Enforcement.

The Vision of the Strategy is the conservation and sustainable utilization of wildlife embraced as a competitive land use contributing to conservation of biological diversity, economic development and rural growth across the SADC Region.

Its Mission is to facilitate co-ordination and co-operation among Member States in the active protection and effective enforcement of laws relating to natural resources and wildlife conservation through sound policy guidance, the application of requisite knowledge and skills, and the best available technology for the benefit of the Region’s peoples.

The Purpose of the Strategy is to provide a framework for country and regional cooperation, together with international engagement on natural resource management and wildlife-related law enforcement and anti-poaching issues; paying special attention to issues that transcend national boundaries and to encourage concerted action by SADC Member States in the protection, management, conservation and sustainable use of their wildlife and other natural resources.

The Strategic Programme Areas to be addressed are:
1.Enhancement of legislation and judicial processes,
2.Minimization of wildlife crime and illegal trade,
3.Integration of people and nature,
4.Sustainable trade and use of natural resources, and
5.Improvement and strengthening of field protection

In addition, the Strategy includes the establishment of a SADC Wildlife Crime Prevention and Coordination Unit.

Law Identifier

BWA1s

Adoption date

2015-03-01

Cross-Cutting Issues

Offending

Details

• occurred across one (or more) international borders (transnationally)

Involved Countries

Angola

Botswana

Comoros

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eswatini

Lesotho

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Seychelles

South Africa

United Republic of Tanzania

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Investigation Procedure

Law Enforcement Measures and Cooperation

• Joint investigations
• Exchange of information
  • International Cooperation: