The City of Windhoek has issued a warning to members of the public that anyone caught harvesting or trading the Aloe plant without approval from the council will be arrested immediately. The city explained that all species that grows in the city’s jurisdiction are protected in terms of schedule nine of the Nature Conservation Ordinance No. 4 of 1975 and municipal area and traffic regulations. “As such, no person shall at any given time cut, pick, remove or transport an Aloe plant or other protected plants in the municipal area without council approval”. It added that any person caught doing this will not be given an opportunity for admission of guilt but will be arrested on the spot.