Wild Birds Protection Act, 1914
Act 45 of 1914
- Commenced on 28 July 1914
- [This is the version of this document at 1 December 1998.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Wild Birds Protection Act, 1914.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—“Minister” means the Minister for Agriculture;“plumage” includes the skin or body of a bird with the plumage on it;“wild bird” means any non-domestic bird of a species which inhabits either permanently or temporarily any part of Swaziland.
3. Sale or export of plumageNo person shall sell or offer or expose for sale or export or cause to be exported from Swaziland any plumage of a wild bird and no person shall have in his possession such plumage for the purpose of sale or export; this prohibition shall not apply to the plumage of wild birds— but
4. PermitsWhere the Minister is satisfied that the plumage of wild birds is to be sold or exported for scientific or educational purposes he may grant a permit in writing authorising such sale or export.
5. Power to excludeThe Minister may by notice in the Gazette exclude a wild bird from the operation of this Act for such period or periods as he may prescribe or until further notice*
6. Capture and sale of wild birdsNo person shall capture a wild bird (except for the purpose of immediate destruction at the place of capture) and no person shall, after the expiry of a period of six months from the commencement of this Act, sell, purchase or barter any live bird unless such capture sale, purchase or barter is effected in accordance with a permit granted by the Minister.
7. Conveyance of wild birds
8. Confinement of birds
9. Offences and penalties
History of this document
01 December 1998 this version
28 July 1914