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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 67C

Offences relating to areas of essential habitat

    (1)     A person must not, either directly or indirectly, alter, damage or destroy an area or part of an area of essential habitat unless the person is authorised to do so under this Act.

Maximum penalty:     In the case of a natural person – 500 penalty units or imprisonment for 5 years.

    In the case of a body corporate – 2,500 penalty units.

    (2)     A person must not take, interfere with or remove wildlife in or from an area of essential habitat unless the person is authorised to do so under this Act.

Maximum penalty:     In the case of a natural person – 500 penalty units or imprisonment for 5 years.

    In the case of a body corporate – 2,500 penalty units.

    (3)     A person must not, without being authorised to do so under this Act, have in his or her possession or under his or her control, or use, in a part of an area of essential habitat that is not a public or private road:

        (a)     an article, thing, animal or plant specified in a declaration under section 37(6) as an article, thing or wildlife that may not be taken into an area of essential habitat without the written authority of the Director; or

        (b)     any other article or thing that is:

            (i)     a kind of weapon that discharges a projectile; or

            (ii)     a kind of trap.

Maximum penalty:     In the case of a natural person – 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.

    In the case of a body corporate – 250 penalty units.



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