Region: Costa Rica
Yesterday, at approximately 8:20 pm, deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica, approved in first debate, Act Wildlife Conservation, file 17054.
This project promoted by the Association for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna (APREFLOFAS), is the first law of the land managed by Popular Initiative mode, with a backup of 177 thousand signatures of citizens.
The Law on Wildlife Conservation, prohibits sport hunting and possession of wild animals as pets, and regulates the possession of wildlife in zoos, farms, nurseries, rescue centers, aquariums, nature museums and others, who in turn must have the appropriate management plan.
Note that in regard to fishing, such activity is not prohibited by this law.
With the Law on Wildlife Conservation, has changed the old concept of wildlife by a concept that encompasses all organisms found in sea and land area, and in turn promoted citizen participation in conferring upon the preservation and restoration of wildlife and ecological balance.
The adoption of the Law on Wildlife Conservation, established Costa Rica as the first country in the Americas to have a law against sport hunting.
By Carol CorralesQuesada.