Press Release

Cabinet Decision on a Bill Partially Amending the Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law

March 6, 2006

The Ministry of the Environment has prepared a bill partially amending the Wildlife Protection and Hunting Law. The amendments are aimed at achieving appropriate wildlife management measures by revising the hunting regulations to prevent agricultural crop damage caused by wild animals and by strengthening the framework for the restoration of the natural environment of Wildlife Protection Areas. The bill is expected to be adopted by the Cabinet on the 7th of March, 2006 (Tuesday) and submitted to the 164th Session of the Diet.

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