THE BANGLADESH WILD LIFE (PRESERVATION) ORDER, 1973

(PRESIDENT’S ORDER NO. 23 OF 1973).
  [28th March, 1973]
 
 
     
   
 
 
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21. (1) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Order, it shall not be an offence-



(a) for any person to kill any wild animal by any means in defence of his own life or that of any other person;



(b) for the owner of any standing crops or his employee to kill by any means within the bounds of such crops, any wild animal causing material damage to such crops;



(c) for the owner of livestock or his employee to kill 1[ any wild animal] causing damage to the livestock in any way within a reasonable distance of where that livestock is grazing or where it is enclosed for the night:



Provided that paragraphs (b) and (c) shall not apply to any unlawful occupation of, or cultivation in, a national park, wild life sanctuary, or a reserved or protected forest or to any livestock illegally grazing or herded therein.



(2) The killing under clause (1) of any wild animal specified in the First or Third Schedule shall be reported to the nearest officer immediately.

(3) The meat or trophy, or any protected or game animal killed under this Article shall be the property of the Government and shall be disposed of in such manner as 2[ may be prescribed].
 
 
 
1 The words “any wild animal” were substituted for the words “any animal” by section 17 of the Bangladesh Wild Life (Preservation) (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. XVII of 1974)

2 The words “may be prescribed” were substituted for the words “the officer authorised in this behalf may determine” by section 17 of the Bangladesh Wild Life (Preservation) (Amendment) Act, 1974 (Act No. XVII of 1974)

 
 

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