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Power to enter land

    (1)     The Commission may authorize the Director, with such assistants, plant, machinery and equipment as he thinks fit, to enter any land to:

        (a)     assess whether or not the land is suitable for reservation under this Act; or

        (b)     examine the wildlife located on the land for the purposes of:

            (i)     classifying the wildlife under section 29;

            (ii)     formulating and implementing a management program;

            (iii)     negotiating and entering into a co-operative management agreement;

            (iv)     declaring an area of essential habitat; or

            (v)     declaring a feral animal control area.

    (2)     The Director shall not enter upon private land in pursuance of an authority given under subsection (1) until after he has given reasonable notice to the occupier of that land that he has been authorized under this section to carry out the investigation.

    (3)     Where the Director enters upon land in pursuance of an authority given under subsection (1), he may do such things as he thinks necessary for the purpose of carrying out his assessment or examination.

    (4)     The Commission is liable to pay reasonable compensation for any damage or loss suffered in consequence of the carrying out of an assessment or examination under this section.

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