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Armenia | Government considers US$1M fine for leopard poaching in PAs

YEREVAN, MARCH 25, ARMENPRESS. The government is seeking harsher penalties for poachers, with the ministry of nature protection having introduced a new bill on amending the law regulating the sphere.


Voskehat Grigoryan, Head of the Bio-diversity and Bio-Safety Policy Department of the Nature Protection Ministry told a news conference today that the bill envisages to raise the fine for leopard poaching from the current 3,000,000 drams ($6.1 million) to 100,000,000 drams ($206,000). But if the poaching took place in a specially protected area the fine will be 500,000,000 drams ($1,000,000).


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