HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 cc995-6

To ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps have been taken to preserve the fauna in the British African Possessions, as suggested by the International Conference held in 1900.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Lyttelton.) Legislation upon the lines of the recommendations of the International Conference of 1900 has been adopted generally by all those Governments which had not already enacted similar regulations; and recently, since receiving a deputation from the Society for the Preservation of the Fauna of the Empire on the subject, I have communicated with the various authorities as to the establishment, where advisable and necessary, of game preserves.