Those who tamper with wildlife and the environment did not comply with the instructions and regulations that were enacted to preserve the environment, and neither the animal nor the plant were spared from them, so they began to hunt wild organisms and destroy the environment, as if their punishment was obligatory for the concerned authorities to be fined and imprisoned. The competent authorities have always announced the arrest of those who tamper with the regulations and refer them to the competent authorities. In the Al-Baha region, two citizens were arrested in violation of the environmental law, because they hunted an endangered wild organism.
The police explained that the citizens hunted a porcupine, and they were in possession of a shotgun, stressing that regular measures were taken against them, and they were referred to the Public Prosecution.
In another incident, the Special Forces of Environmental Security seized a violation of the environmental law for possessing and displaying endangered wild creatures without a license in the Asir region, including: 10 lions, 4 lionesses, 4 cubs, 5 tigers, two bears, two crocodiles, an antelope, and one Arabian oryx, which is considered a violation of the environmental law and the executive regulations for trafficking. Fungal organisms and their products and derivatives.
The spokesman for the Special Forces for Environmental Security, Colonel Abdul Rahman Al-Otaibi, stated that the regular procedures for the violation were applied, the violator was referred to the Public Prosecution, and the fungal organisms were handed over to the competent authority, stressing that the penalty for trafficking in endangered fungal organisms is a fine of up to 30 million riyals and imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years. or one of these two penalties.
Injustice loggers and shepherds
The Special Forces for Environmental Security seized (47) violators of the environmental law, who committed violations of grazing (1170) camels and (515) heads of sheep in places where grazing is prohibited in the King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve, the King Salman Royal Reserve, and the Imam Abdulaziz Bin Abdulaziz Reserve. Muhammad Al-Malikya and the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve.
The Special Forces for Environmental Security explained that the regular procedures were applied against the violators, and said: The penalty for violating camel grazing is a fine of up to (500) riyals for each body, and the penalty for sheep grazing is a fine of up to (200) riyals for each head.
Security operations continued to apprehend the violators, and the Special Forces announced the arrest of a citizen who violated the environmental law for setting fire to protected areas and vegetation lands, and regular procedures were applied against him.
Security patrols in Riyadh, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Qassim, Al-Jawf, Asir and Tabuk seized (9) violators of the environmental law; (8) citizens and residents of Bangladeshi nationality, in possession of local firewood offered for sale on board (9) vehicles, and legal measures were taken against them, and the seized items were handed over to the competent authority.
life for extinct organisms
Lawyer and legal advisor Obaid Al-Ayyafi warned against violating the environmental law, which aims to protect, develop and sustain the environment, adhere to environmental principles and regulate environmental activity, activities and services related to it. The penalty for violating the possession of endangered species amounts to a fine of 30 million riyals, and imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years, or one of the two penalties.
Al-Ayafi stressed that Article Nineteen of the Environment Law stipulates the prohibition of everything that would harm the land of vegetation cover, or disturb the natural balance in it, in particular cutting down trees, shrubs, herbs or plants, or uprooting, transporting or stripping them of their bark. or its leaves or any part thereof, or transporting or dredging its soil, or trading in it.
It is also prohibited to leave waste inside it, bury it, burn it, or throw it in places other than the places designated for it that are determined by the competent authority, and set fire inside it in places other than the places designated for that that are determined by the competent authority. The competent authority inside or destroying it, or tampering with its border or indicative signs.
Al-Ayafi stressed that it is forbidden to graze in sites and periods prohibited by the competent authority, and to release any species of animal fungal organisms that are alien to the environment or invasive.
killing in specific cases
The Public Prosecution confirmed that it is forbidden to kill or harm live animal fungal organisms, and that, as an exception to that, it is permissible in specific cases to kill these organisms. This is in accordance with the regulations. She pointed out that a breach of this aspect necessitates criminal accountability, stressing that the penalties include: imprisonment for a period of up to 10 years, and a fine of up to 30 million riyals, while the Public Prosecution, in accordance with its system, investigates violations of the provisions of the aforementioned article, and prosecutes before the competent court. . The Public Prosecution said that criminal protection enhances the protection and development of wild organisms, work to preserve them, the effectiveness of returning endangered species to their natural habitats, and creating an innate environmental balance.
400,000 fine for tiger catcher
The National Center for Wildlife Development revealed the penalties for hunting a number of wild predators, explaining that according to the executive regulations for hunting wild, wild creatures, a fine of 400,000 riyals will be imposed on anyone hunting the Arabian leopard, and 80,000 riyals for the Arab wolf, and the same for the striped hyena, as well as the Ibn accommodate.
And he indicated that the fine is doubled when hunting young or pregnant females of these organisms, and the penalty is increased by a fine not exceeding 3 million riyals and imprisonment for a period not exceeding ten years, or one of the two penalties, in the event of hunting an endangered organism or repeating the violation of killing a fungal organism within a year.
Wildlife hunting fines:
Hunting without a license: 10,000 riyals
Hunting in places where wild hunting is prohibited: 5,000 riyals
Hunting during seasons and times when wild hunting is prohibited: 5,000 riyals
Not possessing a hunting license during wild hunting: 10,000 riyals
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