Walter Theseira on Wild Animals and Birds (Amendment) Bill

March 2020

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Walter Theseira on Wild Animals and Birds (Amendment) Bill

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The Wild Animals and Birds (Amendment) Bill is highly relevant amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said NMP Walter Theseira. Speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Mar 25), he said maintaining the right balance between wildlife and human activity is not only good for the environment but also good for people. He raised two concerns about the Bill. One is on practices that harm wildlife or the ecosystem. Another is on the powers of the Director-General in development works. He suggested sending the Bill to a Select Committee instead of passing it immediately.

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