Wildlife and National Parks Act

Act 13 of 1993


Mauritius

Wildlife and National Parks Act

Act 13 of 1993

  • Commenced on 1 March 1994
  • [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2017.]

Part I – Preliminary

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wildlife and National Parks Act.

2. Interpretation

In this Act—"Advisory Council" means the Wildlife and National Parks Advisory Council established under section 3;"animal" includes any animal or animal parts or derivatives, fish, aquatic animal, shellfish, shell, coral or egg;"authorised officer" means a public officer authorised by the Permanent Secretary to carry out the functions specified in this Act;"buffer zone" means an area of land declared as such under section 12;"camaron" means the native freshwater crustacea known as Macrobrachium lar, Macrobrachium australe or Macrobrachium hirtimanus;"close season", in relation to any game, means a period during which hunting of that game is prohibited;"Director" means the Director of the National Parks and Conservation Service;"Fund" means the National Parks and Conservation Fund established under section 25;"game" means the wildlife specified in the First Schedule;"game licence" means the licence referred to in section 19;"hunt" includes kill, shoot, trap, capture, disturb or molest;"hunting equipment" means any gun, weapon, implement, apparatus, or material which can be used to hunt wildlife or take any product;"land" includes land covered by the sea or other waters, and the part of the sea or those waters covering that land, and the atmosphere above the surface of that land, and extends downwards to the centre of the earth;"member" means a member of the Wildlife and National Parks Advisory Council;"Minister" means the Minister to whom responsibility for the subject of natural resources is assigned;"national park" means any land declared as such under section 11;"nature reserve" has the same meaning as in the Forest and Reserves Act;"officer" means an officer of the National Parks and Conservation Service, a police officer, forest officer or fisheries officer;"Permanent Secretary" means the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry;"plant" includes any member of the vegetable kingdom, as well as bark, charcoal, creepers, fibres, firewood, fruit, grass, seeds, spices, seaweed, algae, seagrass, and any other thing that may be severed from or derived from a plant;"prescribed species of wildlife" means species of wildlife prescribed for the purposes of section 17(1);"product", in relation to wildlife, includes—(a)the carcass;(b)any material obtained from the carcass; and(c)any egg or nest of that form of wildlife;"protected wildlife" means wildlife, other than game and the wildlife specified in the Second Schedule;"reserved land" means any land declared to be a national park or other reserve under section 11;"Service" means the National Parks and Conservation Service referred to in section 8;"shrimp" means the native freshwater crustacea known as caridina atrya or ortmania;"structure" includes any fence, road, building, bench, table, fireplace, path marker, boundary marker, sign or any other item built or placed with approval within reserved land;"symbol" means any logo, design or pattern as may be adopted by the Service and published in the Gazette;"vehicle" includes any means of transportation in the air, on land or in, or on, water;"wildlife" includes—(a)any living creature except—(i)a human being;(ii)a dog or cat;(iii)domestic livestock;(iv)fish within the meaning of the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act; and(b)such plants as may be prescribed.

Part II – The Wildlife and National Parks Advisory Council

3. Establishment of Advisory Council

There is established for the purposes of this Act a Wildlife and National Parks Advisory Council.

4. Functions of Advisory Council

The Advisory Council shall advise the Minister
(a)on any matter related to wildlife, national parks and other reserved land, and conservation generally;
(b)in relation to the administration of this Act; and
(c)on any matter referred to it by the Minister.

5. Constitution of Advisory Council

(1)The Advisory Council shall consist of—
(a)a Chairperson, to be appointed by the Minister;
(b)the Permanent Secretary or his representative;
(c)a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of fisheries;
(d)a representative of the Forestry Service of the Ministry;
(e)a representative of the Prime Minister’s Office;
(f)a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of environment;
(g)a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of tourism;
(h)a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of local government;
(i)a representative of the Ministry responsible for the subject of education;
(j)a representative of the Ministry responsible for Rodrigues;
(k)2 members of the public with wide knowledge of the conservation of natural resources;
(l)one person involved in tourism or outdoor recreation; and
(m)3 persons actively involved in wildlife conservation or environmental protection.
(2)The members referred to in subsection (1) (k), (l) and (m) shall—
(a)be appointed by the Minister;
(b)hold office for a period of one year; and
(c)be eligible for reappointment.
(3)No member shall take part in, or vote on, any matter before the Advisory Council in which the member, or an immediate relative of the member or a business associate of the member, has, directly or indirectly, a pecuniary interest.

6. Meetings of Advisory Council

(1)The Advisory Council shall meet—
(a)at least once every 3 months; and
(b)at such time and place as the Chairperson may appoint.
(2)Seven members shall constitute a quorum.
(3)Subject to this section, the Advisory Council shall regulate its meetings and proceedings in such manner as it deems fit.

7. Appointment of committees

The Advisory Council may—
(a)appoint such committees consisting of 2 or more members; and
(b)with the approval of the Minister, co-opt such other persons as it thinks fit to assist the Council.

Part III – The National Parks and Conservation Service

8. National Parks and Conservation Service

There shall be a National Parks and Conservation Service which shall consist of such scientific, technical, administrative and other staff as may be appointed to carry out duties under this Act.

9. Director

(1)There shall be a Director of National Parks and Conservation Service.
(2)The Director shall have administrative control of the Service, and perform such other conservation work as may be assigned to him by the Minister.
(3)The Director shall attend all meetings of the Advisory Council and provide scientific and technical advice to the Advisory Council.
(4)The Director may, with the approval of the Permanent Secretary, delegate any of his functions to such officer as he may determine.

10. Functions of Director

(1)The Director shall, subject to this Act—
(a)keep under review the need to reserve land and promote conservation in relation to the use or development of land generally;
(b)carry out management operations, research and other activities that are desirable in connection with the administration of this Act, including the management of reserved land and the conservation of wildlife within a national park and in such other areas as may be entrusted to his management by the Minister;
(c)carry out educational activities, and provide and disseminate information, related to reserved land and to the conservation of wildlife within the national parks, and to other matters arising in connection with the administration of this Act;
(d)furnish the Advisory Council such information as it may require;
(e)prepare and keep under review management plans in relation to reserved lands; and
(f)submit to the Permanent Secretary, for presentation to the Minister, within 4 months of the end of each year, a report on the activities of the Service during that year.
(2)In the exercise of his functions under this Act, the Director shall act in accordance with such directives as he may receive from the Minister.

Part IV – National Parks and Special Reserves

11. Proclamation of National Parks and Special Reserves

(1)The President may, by Proclamation, declare any State land, nature reserve, pas géométriques, or other land to be a national park or special reserve where—
(a)the land is of natural, scenic, scientific, educational, recreational or other importance or value to the State; or
(b)the preservation of the land is necessary to properly protect, to permit access to, or management of, or to allow public viewing or enjoyment of, an area of such land.
(2)Notwithstanding any other enactment, no work or development shall take place on a reserved land unless it is approved by the Minister or is permitted under a management plan under section 13.
[S. 11 amended by Act 48 of 1991.]

12. Buffer zones for reserved lands

(1)The Minister may, by regulations, declare any land adjoining a reserved land to be a buffer zone for that reserved land.
(2)Notwithstanding any other enactment, a buffer zone shall not, except with the approval of the Minister and subject to such conditions as the Minister may impose, be put to any use which may have a negative effect, whether direct or indirect, on the reserved land, or plants or animals within the reserved land.

13. Management plans for reserved lands

(1)The Director shall prepare, for submission to the Minister, a management plan for each area of reserved land, together with any adjoining buffer zones.
(2)A management plan may relate to part of an area of reserved land, or to more than one area of reserved land.
(3)A management plan—
(a)shall contain information regarding the relevant reserved land or buffer zone, statements of objectives for management and prescriptions for the management of the subject land; and
(b)may designate zones within reserved land to which the public shall not have access except upon written authorisation by the Minister.
(4)
(a)The Director shall provide a copy of the draft of a management plan to the Advisory Council.
(b)The Advisory Council shall, within 30 days of receipt of the draft, submit its comments to the Director.
(5)On receipt of the comments of the Advisory Council, the Director shall submit a draft of the management plan to the Minister, together with the comments of the Advisory Council, and shall advise the Minister of any changes which have been made to the draft in the light of these comments.
(6)Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Director shall publish a draft of the management plan, and shall cause a notice to be printed in at least 2 local newspapers stating where copies of the draft plan may be inspected and purchased.
(7)Any person may, within 60 days from the publication of a notice under subsection (6) make written representations to the Permanent Secretary in relation to the draft.
(8)In response to any representation made under subsection (7), the Director may make such amendments to the draft as he thinks fit.
(9)The Director shall submit the draft management plan, incorporating any amendment made under subsection (8), to the Minister for approval.
(10)A management plan, once approved by the Minister, shall—
(a)come into effect on the publication in the Gazette of a notice advising of that approval;
(b)be published and made available for purchase by any person; and
(c)be binding in relation to the management and use of the reserved land and related buffer zones.
(11)A management plan may be amended or replaced by a subsequent management plan prepared in accordance with this section.

14. Licences and leases on reserved lands

(1)Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Director may, on specified terms and conditions, issue licences authorising the sale of goods or the provision of services to visitors within, or in relation to, reserved land, or the carrying out of other activities of a commercial nature within reserved lands.
(2)No person shall, within reserved land, sell any goods, provide any service for a fee or carry out any other activity of a commercial nature without a licence issued under subsection (1).
(3)A licence issued under subsection (1) shall be for a term not exceeding 12 months, and may be renewed at the discretion of the Minister.
(4)
(a)No licence issued pursuant to subsection (1) shall allow the holder to exclusively occupy any area within any reserved land, or to erect any building, or to use or remove any resources of that land, unless provision for such a licence is included in an approved management plan applying to the land.
(b)Where no management plan is in force in relation to reserved land, the Minister may approve the issue of a licence under this section where he is satisfied that such a licence is consistent with the purposes for which the reserve was established.
(5)Subject to the approval of the Minister, the Director may, on specified terms and conditions, grant leases to use or occupy reserved land, or to undertake specified activities, provided the purposes of such leases are not inconsistent with the purposes for which the land has been reserved.
(6)A lease granted pursuant to subsection (5) shall be for a term not exceeding 7 years, and may be renewed with the approval of the Minister.
(7)No lease granted pursuant to subsection (5) shall allow the holder to exclusively occupy any area within any reserved land, or to erect any building, or to use or remove any resources of that land, unless provision for such a lease is included in an approved management plan applying to the land.

Part V – Protection of fauna and flora

15. Protected wildlife

(1)Subject to subsection (2), no person shall, except in accordance with a permit issued by an authorised officer
(a)hunt, rear, have in possession, purchase, sell or export, any protected wildlife or product derived from protected wildlife; or
(b)have in his possession, purchase, sell or export any dead protected wildlife or stuffed specimen of protected wildlife.
(2)Any person may, except for the purpose of trade—
(a)capture for the purpose of rearing; or
(b)rear,
a bird of a species specified in the Third Schedule.

16. Birds

No person shall, except with the written approval of an authorised officer
(a)take or destroy the egg or nest of any wild bird other than a bird of a species specified in the Second Schedule;
(b)sell or buy any bird of a species specified in the First Schedule during a close season; or
(c)kill or otherwise destroy any bird of a species specified in the Third Schedule or the Fourth Schedule.

17. Trading in prescribed wildlife

(1)Subject to subsection (2), no person shall, except with a permit issued by an authorised officer and subject to such conditions including the payment of such fees as may be prescribed—
(a)breed, hunt, obtain by any means or have in his possession any prescribed species of wildlife, or obtain or have in possession any products of prescribed species of wildlife;
(b)buy, sell or otherwise trade in any prescribed species of wildlife or any product;
(c)export or import any prescribed species of wildlife or any product; or
(d)assist in, or facilitate, the export or import of any prescribed species of wildlife or any product, unless he has ascertained that a permit has been issued by an authorised officer in respect of the export or import.
(2)Notwithstanding subsection (1), a person may keep as a pet such individual specimen of any species of wildlife as may be prescribed.

18. Hunting

(1)No person shall—
(a)hunt any wildlife or carry any hunting equipment on land owned or occupied by another person except—
(i)with the occupier’s consent; or
(ii)where the land is not occupied, with the owner’s consent;
(b)hunt any wildlife by night;
(c)hunt any wildlife by means of—
(i)a drug, poison or a poisoned weapon or bait;
(ii)an explosive;
(iii)fire;
(iv)a firearm capable of firing more than one round at a time;
(v)a missile containing a detonator; or
(vi)a pit.
(2)No person shall—
(a)hunt by means of;
(b)purchase or sell; or
(c)have in his possession,
a snare or gin trap.

19. Hunting of game

(1)Subject to subsections (2) and (3), and to section 18, no person shall hunt—
(a)any game
(i)unless he is the holder of a current game licence issued by the Commissioner under the Firearms Act;
(ii)from a vehicle; or
(iii)with the aid of artificial light;
(b)any prescribed game at any time other than during the period prescribed in relation thereto; or
(c)any deer—
(i)with a firearm of 0.22 or smaller calibre;
(ii)with a shotgun loaded with lead shot.
(1A)Notwithstanding subsection (1) and section 4(1) of the Firearms Act, any person who is a next-of-kin of a firearm licensee may hunt game under the supervision of a firearm licensee, subject to that person holding—
(a)a Competency Certificate under that Act; and
(b)a game licence.
(2)The Commissioner of Police may, subject to such conditions as he thinks fit, authorise a person to hunt game for scientific purposes or for game management purposes at any time of the year and by any method which he may approve.
(3)
(a)Subject to paragraph (b), a person or anyone authorised by him may hunt any game found straying on any cultivated portion of that person’s land or damaging that person’s crop.
(b)Where a person, acting under paragraph (a), kills any game, that person shall forthwith send the carcass to the nearest police station, and the police officer in charge of the station shall forward the carcass to a social security officer for disposal.
(4)
(a)An authorised officer may require the carcass of any game to be marked for identification purposes.
(b)No person shall deface any mark placed on the carcass of game under paragraph (a).
[S. 19 amended by s. 49(2)(a) of Act 2 of 2006 w.e.f. 1 September 2007.]

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[S. 20 repealed by s. 49(2)(b) of Act 2 of 2006 w.e.f. 1 September 2007.]

21. Restriction on issue of game licences

(1)No game licence shall be issued to—
(a)a minor; or
(b)a person who has, within the 5 years preceding the date of the application, been convicted of an offence under this Act.
(2)No game licence shall be issued to a gamekeeper except with the written consent of that gamekeeper’s employer.

22. Transfer of game licences

(1)Subject to subsection (2), no game licence shall be transferable.
(2)
(a)The Commissioner of Police may, on the application of the employer of a gamekeeper, transfer the game licence of that gamekeeper to another gamekeeper in the service of that employer.
(b)Where a game licence is transferred under paragraph (a), the name of the new gamekeeper shall be endorsed on the licence by the Commissioner of Police.

23. Introduction of animals

(1)No living animal, other than livestock or fish, shall be introduced into Mauritius without a permit issued by an authorised officer.
(2)Where any species of wildlife, including game, specified in the First, Second or Third Schedule or any other bird or insect is not found on any island in Mauritius, no person shall, except with the written authorisation of an authorised officer, introduce that species of wildlife or other bird or insect in that island.

24. Camarons and shrimps

(1)No person shall—
(a)catch or sell any berried female camaron at any time;
(b)catch or sell any camaron of less than 8.5 centimetres in length measured from the back of the eye to the tip of the tail;
(c)fish for camarons or shrimps with—
(i)any explosive or poisonous substance; or
(ii)the aid of artificial light; or
(d)subject to subsection (2), catch any camaron or shrimp in any natural watercourse, except with the written authority of the authorised officer.
(2)Subject to subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c), any person who owns land bordered or crossed by a natural watercourse, or any person authorised by him in writing, may catch or fish for, camarons or shrimps—
(a)where the watercourse borders the land, in the portion of the watercourse bordering the land up to the middle line; or
(b)where the watercourse crosses the land, in the portion of the watercourse running across the land.
(3)It shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under subsection (1)(a) or (b) to show that the camaron was forthwith returned to the water with the least possible injury.
(4)No person shall sell any camaron or shrimp unless he is the holder of a permit issued by an authorised officer.

Part VI – Financial provisions

25. National Parks and Conservation Fund

(1)There is established for the purposes of this Act a National Parks and Conservation Fund.
(2)The Fund shall be administered by a Managing Committee consisting of—
(a)the Permanent Secretary as Chairperson;
(b)the Director; and
(c)2 persons appointed by the Minister.
(3)The Fund shall consist of—
(a)such sums of money as may be appropriated by the National Assembly for any of the purposes of this Act;
(b)any grants or donations made to the Fund;
(c)the proceeds from the sale of any produce of reserved lands except timber;
(d)any money that is payable under this Act including all fees, rent and other charges arising from the authorised use of reserved lands;
(e)any licence or other fees paid in accordance with this Act.
(4)
(a)The assets of the Fund shall be applied to the payment of any expenses which may be incurred by the Director in performing his functions.
(b)No disbursement of money shall be made from the Fund except—
(i)for the purposes of the Act; and
(ii)with the authorisation of the Managing Committee.
(5)The Managing Committee shall, not later than 3 months after the end of each financial year, prepare and submit to the Director of Audit—
(a)an annual statement of the receipts and payments of the Fund for that financial year; and
(b)a balance sheet made up at the end of that financial year showing the assets and liabilities of the Fund.
(6)The Managing Committee shall, not later than 6 months after the end of each financial year, furnish to the Minister
(a)a report dealing with the activities and financial position of the Fund during that financial year; and
(b)a copy of the audited accounts of the Fund for that financial year, together with the auditor’s report on those accounts.

Part VII – Offences, penalties and powers

26. Offences and penalties

(1)Any person who contravenes any provision of this Act or any regulation made under it shall commit an offence.
(2)Any person who commits an offence shall, on conviction—
(a)where the offence relates to a species of wildlife listed in the Fourth Schedule, be liable to a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years;
(b)in any other case, be liable to a fine not exceeding 50,000 rupees and to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years.

27. Powers of officers in relation to offenders

(1)Where an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a person has committed, or is committing, an offence under this Act, the officer may require that person to state his full name and address.
(2)Where a person is found committing an offence within any reserved land, an officer may require that person to leave the reserved land.
(3)Any person who, when required under this section to state his full name and address, fails or refuses to do so or gives a name or address that is false, shall commit an offence.
(4)Any person who, when required under this section to leave any land, refuses to do so, shall commit an offence.

28. Powers of entry, search, seizure and arrest

(1)Where a Magistrate is satisfied by information given on oath that there are reasonable grounds to believe than an offence under this Act in relation to wildlife has been, is being, or is about to be committed, the Magistrate may issue a warrant authorising an officer to enter any land or premises and to search for any wildlife subject matter of such offence.
(2)Where a person is found hunting or carrying hunting equipment in contravention of this Act on any land, an officer may, for the purposes of this Act, enter the land without a warrant.
(3)Where a police officer not below the rank of Inspector, or an officer designated by the Permanent Secretary, reasonably suspects that an offence is being committed or is about to be committed, and is satisfied that it is impracticable, for reasons of urgency, to seek a warrant from a Magistrate, he may, without a warrant—
(a)enter and search any premises;
(b)stop and search any vehicle;
(c)seize any hunting equipment or other device used in contravention of this Act together with any vehicle used to assist in or facilitate such contravention; or
(d)seize any wildlife obtained or possessed in contravention of this Act.
(4)For the purposes of this Act, an officer may, at any time, enter—
(a)any land adjacent to reserved land; or
(b)any land which it is convenient to cross in order to reach any reserved land.
(5)Any person who commits an offence under this Act in relation to wildlife may be arrested without warrant by the owner or occupier of the land on which the offence has been committed or by any person authorised by the owner or occupier or by an officer.
(6)Any hunting equipment or device and any product of wildlife found in the possession of a person arrested under this section may be seized by the officer.
(7)The officer may dispose, in such manner as may be approved by an authorised officer, of any product of a perishable nature seized under this section.

29. Jurisdiction

Notwithstanding—
(a)section 114 of the Courts Act;
(b)section 72 of the District and Intermediate Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) Act,
a District Magistrate shall have power to hear, try and determine any charge brought under this Act and may impose any penalty provided under this Act.

Part VIII – Miscellaneous

30. Regulations

(1)The Minister may make such regulations as he thinks fit for the purposes of this Act.
(2)Regulations made under subsection (1) may provide for—
(a)the amendment of any of the Schedules; and
(b)the prohibition of the hunting of any game or the carrying or use of any hunting equipment.

31. Coordination with other laws

(1)Notwithstanding this Act, the Forests and Reserves Act or the Fisheries and Marine Resources Act—
(a)an officer acting in the course of his duties may hunt, drive, capture, impound, shoot or otherwise dispose of any animal, and may cut, trim, dig, remove or burn any plant, seed, egg, nest, soil, mineral, sand, coral, structure or other item or any part thereof in reserved land;
(b)an officer may introduce plants and animals into reserved land where necessary or expedient in the opinion of the Director to accomplish the objectives of this Act;
(c)the Director may, with the approval of the Permanent Secretary, authorise any other person to undertake work described in paragraphs (a) and (b), subject to such conditions as the Director may think fit.
(2)The declaration of reserved land under section 11 and the preparation of management plans under section 13 shall not be subject to Part IV of the Environment Protection Act.

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First Schedule (Section 2)

Common nameScientific name
Birds—
Partridge (perdrix)Francolinus spp
Quail (caille)Coturnix japonica
Wild guinea fowl (pintade sauvage)Numida spp
Mammals—
Deer (cerfs), other than fawnsCervus timorensis
Hare (lièvre)Lepus nigricollis
Wild pig (cochon marron)Sus spp.
[First Sch. amended by GN 92 of 1994; Act 109 of 1998.]

Second Schedule (Sections 2 and 16)

Species of wildlife excluded from definition of "protected wildlife"

Common nameScientific name
Invertebrates—
Snails (terrestrial)—
Florida carnivorousEuglandina rosea
Four-sided gonaxisGonaxis quadrilateralis
Giant African (gros coupas)Achatina fulica and A. panthera
European garden (or speckled)Helix aspersa
Common bushBradybaena similaris
Indian glassMacrochlamys indica
Amphibians—
Frog, Malagasy (grenouille)Ptychadena mascareniensis
Toad, commonBufo regularis
Reptiles—
Gecko, houseHemidactylus frenatus
Gecko, house (or stump-toed)Gehyra mutilata
Gecko, treeHemiphyllodactylus typus
Gecko, tuberculated houseHemidactylus mercatorius
Lizard, agama (caméléon)Calotes versicolor
Snake, blindTyphlina bramina
Snake, wolf (couleuvre)Lycodon aulicus
Birds—
BudgerigarMelopsittacus undulatus
Bulbul, red-whiskered (condé)Pycnonotus jocusus
CanarySerinus canaria
CockatielNymphicus hollandicus
Crow (corbeau)Corvus splendens
Dove, ring-neckStreptopelia risoria
Dove, rock (pigeon domestique)Columba livia
Finch, GouldianChloebia gouldiae
Finch, zebraTaeniopygia guttata
Mynah, Indian (martin)Acridotheres tristis
Pheasant, goldenCrysolophus pictus
Pheasant, Lady AmhyrstCrysolophus amberstiae
Pheasant, ring-neckedPhasianus colchicus
Pheasant, silverLophura nycthemera
Ring-necked parakeet (petite cateau verte)Psittacula krameri
Schlug schlug (weaver) (serin de Natal)Ploceus cucullatus
Sparrow, house (moineau)Passer domesticus
Sparrow, javaPadda oryzivora
Mammals—
Mongoose, lesser IndianHerpestes auropunctatus
Monkey (long-tailed macaque) (jacot)Macaca fascicularis
Mouse, house (souris)Mus musculus
Rabbit (lapin)Oryctolagus cuniculus
RatRattus spp
Shrew, Indian house (rat musquet)Suncus murinus
Tenrec (tendrac)Tenrec ecaudatus
[Second Sch. amended by GN 109 of 1998.]

Third Schedule (Sections 15 and 16)

Protected wildlife which may be captured and reared

Common nameScientific name
Canary, yellow-fronted (serin du pays)Serinus mozambicus
Dove, barred ground (petite tourterelle)Geopelia striata
Dove, Madagascar turtle (pigeon ramier)Streptopelia picturata
Dove, spotted (grosse tourterelle à collier)Streptopelia chinensis
Finch, spice (pingo)Lonchura punctulata
Fody, Madagascar (cardinal)Foudia madagascariensis
Waxbill (bengali)Estrilda astrild

Fourth Schedule (Section 16)

Species of wildlife in respect of which more severe penalties are provided

Common nameScientific name
Reptiles—
Boa, burrowing (Round Island)Bolyeria multicarinata
Boa, keel-scaled (Round Island)Casarea dussumieri
Gecko, greenPhelsuma guimbeaui
Gecko, GunthersPhelsuma guentheri
Night gecko, Coin de mireNacius coindemirensis
Night gecko, Serpent IslandNacius serpensinsula
Skink, BojersScelotes bojerii
Skink, BoutonsCryptoblepharus boutonii
Skink, TelfairsLeiolopisma telfairii
Tortoise, Aldabra giantGeochelone [Testudo] elephantopus
Tortoise, Malagasy radiatedGeochelone [Testudo] radiata.
Birds—
Bulbul or merle, Mauritius (merle Charpentier)Hypsipetes olivaceus
Cuckoo shrike, Mauritius (merle cuisinier)Coracina typica
Flycatcher, Mauritius (coq de bois)Terpsiphone bourbonnensis
Fody, Mauritius (oiseau banane)Foudia rubra
Fody, Rodrigues (cardinal jaune)Foudia flavicans
Kestrel, Mauritius (crecerelle)Falco punctatus
Parakeet, Mauritius or echo (grosse cateau)Psittacula eques (echo)
Petrel, TrinidadPterodroma arminjoniana
Pigeon, Mauritius pink (Pigeon des mares)Columba (Nesoenas) mayeri
Swallow, MascarenePhedina borbonica
Swiftlet, Mascarene caveCollocalia francica
Tropic bird, white-tailed (paille en queue à brins rouges)Phaethon rubricauda
Tropic bird, white-tailed (paille en queue)Phaethon lepturus
Warbler, Rodrigues (fauvette)Acrocephalus rodericana
White-eye, Mauritius grey (oiseau pic-pic)Zosterops borbonicus
White-eye, Mauritius olive (oiseau lunette)Zosterops chloronothos
Mammals—
Bat, free-tailedTadarida acetabulosus
Bat, Mauritian tombTaphozous mauritianus
Bat, Mauritian fruit (chauve souris)Pteropus niger
Bat, Rodrigues fruit (chauve souris)Pieropus rodricensis
[Fourth Sch. amended by GN 92 of 1994.]

Fifth Schedule (Section 20)

Part I – Application for a game licence

Family name ________________________Given names ________________________Residential address ________________________Identity Card No. ________________________Date of birth ________________________Occupation ________________________Height (centimetres) ________________________Complexion ________________________Colour of hair ________________________Colour of eyes ________________________Any distinctive marks ________________________I certify that the particulars stated above and relating to me are correct and hereby apply for a game licence for the year ending 31 December 20 ________________________.I further certify that I have acquainted myself with the provisions of the Wildlife and National Parks Act and that I shall comply with these provisions in particular and any other relevant laws of Mauritius in general.Date ________________________Signature of applicant ________________________

Endorsement by employer*

*Only applicable where the applicant is gamekeeper.I, ________________________ am the employer of the applicant, a gamekeeper. I hereby consent to the grant of the above application.Date ________________________Signature of employer ________________________This application must be accompanied by 2 passport-size photographs of the applicant.[Part I amended by GN 92 of 1994.]

Part II – Application for a visitor’s game licence

Family name ________________________Given names ________________________Date of birth ________________________Height (centimetres) ________________________Nationality ________________________Passport No., place and date of issue ________________________Date of arrival in Mauritius ________________________Intended date of departure ________________________Address in Mauritius ________________________I certify that the particulars stated above and relating to me are correct and hereby apply for a visitor’s game licence.I further certify that I have acquainted myself with the provisions of the Wildlife and National Parks Act and that I shall comply with these provisions in particular and any other relevant laws of Mauritius in general.Date ________________________Signature of Applicant ________________________

Part III – Visitor's game licence (Section 20(4)(b))

Mr/Mrs ____________________ residing at __________________ and holder of Passport No. __________________ issued at __________________ is hereby authorised to hunt game for one month as from ______________________.Date ________________________Signature of Officer-in-charge ________________________Name of Officer-in-charge ________________________________________________ Police Station
[Fifth Sch. amended by GN 92 of 1994.]
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History of this document

30 June 2017 this version
Consolidation
01 March 1994
Commenced