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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 31

Principles of management

    (1)     The management of wildlife under this Act is to be carried out in a manner that promotes:

        (a)     the survival of wildlife in its natural habitat;

        (b)     the conservation of biological diversity within the Territory;

        (c)     the management of identified areas of habitat, vegetation, ecosystem or landscape to ensure the survival of populations of wildlife within those areas;

        (d)     the control or prohibition of:

            (i)     the introduction or release of prohibited entrants into the Territory; and

            (ii)     any other act, omission or thing that adversely affects, or will or is likely to adversely affect, the capacity of wildlife to sustain its natural processes; and

        (e)     the sustainable use of wildlife and its habitat.

    (2)     Species of wildlife are to be managed in a manner that:

        (a)     accords with their classification under section 29; and

        (b)     in the case of threatened wildlife – maintains or increases their population and the extent of their distribution within the Territory at or to a sustainable level (which may include breeding in captivity).

    (3)     Feral animals are to be managed in a manner that:

        (a)     reduces their population and the extent of their distribution within the Territory; and

        (b)     controls any detrimental effect they have on wildlife and the land.



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