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Legislations

In Sabah, there are various legislations, mechanisms and practices have been implemented to regulate biodiversity related issues. The following is a list of Federal Law and Sabah State Law main legislations that contribute towards implementation of biodiversity management in the State:

State Law

Federal Law

  • Aboriginal People Act 1954
  • Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Act 2017
  • Animal Act 1953 (Amended 2006)
  • Biosafety Act 2007
  • Environmental Quality Act 1974
  • Fisheries Act 1985
  • International Trade in Endangered Species Act 2008
  • Land Conservation Act 1960
  • Local Government Act 1976
  • National Forestry Act 1984
  • National Land Code 1965
  • National Parks Act 1980
  • New Plant Variety Protection Act 2004
  • Pesticides Act 1974
  • Plant Quarantine Act 1976
  • Protection of Wild Life Act 1972
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1976
  • Water Act 1920