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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 32

Management programs

    (1)     The Commission may formulate and implement or co-operate with the Commonwealth or a State or another Territory of the Commonwealth or with an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or another Territory of the Commonwealth in formulating and implementing:

        (a)     wildlife management programs for the protection, conservation, sustainable use, control and management of wildlife;

        (b)     management programs for the control and management of feral animals; or

        (c)     management programs for the prohibition, control and management of prohibited entrants.

    (2)     In formulating and implementing a wildlife management program referred to in subsection (1)(a), the Commission must take into account:

        (a)     the classification of the wildlife under section 29 to which the program relates;

        (b)     the habitat of the wildlife to which the program relates;

        (c)     the extent to which parks and reserves (including parks and reserves established under a law of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory of the Commonwealth) assist in the conservation of the wildlife to which the program relates;

        (d)     the population of the wildlife to which the program relates and the causes of any known increases or decreases in the population;

        (e)     any known response by the wildlife to which the program relates to any action taken for the purpose of the protection, conservation, control, sustainable use or management of the wildlife; and

        (f)     the obligations of the Commonwealth under international treaties and agreements relating to the protection and conservation of wildlife,

and is to provide for a review of the program to be undertaken at appropriate intervals.

    (3)     The matters that a management program referred to in subsection (1)(b) is to provide for include:

        (a)     assessment and analysis of the population and distribution of the feral animal within the Territory;

        (b)     examination of the habitat of the feral animal within the Territory;

        (c)     evaluation of the impact the feral animal has on wildlife and its habitat and on ecosystems, vegetation and the landscape in general;

        (d)     control of the population and distribution of the feral animal within the Territory;

        (e)     assessment of whether the survival of the feral animal in its natural habitat is threatened and, if so, whether its protection and survival in the Territory would assist its conservation; and

        (f)     review of the program at appropriate intervals.

    (4)     The matters that a management program referred to in subsection (1)(c) is to provide for include:

        (a)     assessment of whether the survival of a prohibited entrant in its natural habitat is threatened and, if so, whether its protection and survival in the Territory would assist its conservation;

        (b)     evaluation of the actual and potential threat the prohibited entrant poses to wildlife, habitats, ecosystems, vegetation and the landscape; and

        (c)     review of the program at appropriate intervals.



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