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Forestry (Restriction on the Felling of Sandalwood)

Commencement: 27 May 1999


Order 84 of 1999

An Order to restrict the felling of sandalwood (Santalum austro-caledonicum).

1. Ban on the felling of sandalwood (Santalum austro-caledonicum) on the islands of Efate and Aniwa
The felling of the species of tree technically known as Santalum austro-caledonicum or otherwise commonly known as sandalwood is hereby prohibited on the islands of Efate and Aniwa for a period of 10 years commencing from the date of this Order.

2. Restriction of the exploitation of sandalwood (Santalum austro-caledonicum) throughout Vanuatu
No person shall fell a sandalwood tree for sale that is less than 15 centimeters diameter measured over bark on the main stem at a point 50 centimeters above the ground.

3. Offences
Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with this Order shall be guilty of an offence punishable by a fine not exceeding VT 50,000.

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