(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.