THE BANGLADESH WILD LIFE (PRESERVATION) ORDER, 1973

(PRESIDENT’S ORDER NO. 23 OF 1973).
  [28th March, 1973]
 
 
     
   
 
 
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12. (1) No person shall import or attempt to import into Bangladesh any live wild animal of an endemic or exotic species, or any trophy or meat of a kind specified in the Second Schedule,-



(i) except through a customs port of entry;



(ii) unless he produces to the Customs Officer satisfactory proof that such wild animal, trophy or meat has been lawfully exported from the country of export;



(iii) unless he produces an Import Permit issued by the Government under this Order.



(2) It shall be the duty of a Customs Officer to detain any live wild animal or any trophy or meat of any kind specified in the Second Schedule until the documents required by clause (1) have been produced to him; and if those documents are not produced within a reasonable time, the wild animal, trophy or meat, shall be forfeited and disposed of 1[ in such manner as may be prescribed].
 
 
 
1 The words “in such manner as may be prescribed” were substituted for the words and commas “according to the instruction of the officer authorised in this behalf by the Government” by section 8 of the Bangladesh Wild Life (Preservation) (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. XVII of 1974)

 
 

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