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Wild Animal Control Act 1977 (No. 111 of 1977).

Country/Territory
New Zealand
Document type
Legislation
Date
1977 (2017)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to make better provision for the control of harmful species of introduced wild animals and the means of regulating the operations of recreational and commercial hunters, including wild animal recovery hunting using aircraft, so as to achieve concerted action and effective wild animal control, and to consolidate and amend the Noxious Animals Act 1956.
Subject
Land & soil, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Public land Wild fauna Dangerous animal/harmful animal Hunting/capture Keeping of live animals Ranching/captive breeding Authorization/permit Institution Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Asia and the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, Oceania, South Pacific
Abstract

The purpose of this Act, consisting of 5 Parts and one Schedule, is to control wild animals generally, and eradicate wild animals locally where necessary and practicable in order to ensure concerted action against the damaging effects of wild animals on vegetation, soils, waters, and wildlife, to provide for the regulation of recreational hunting, commercial hunting, wild animal recovery, etc. The Minister shall have the primary responsibility on any land and shall be responsible for the following: preparing and carrying out animal surveys, and conducting wild animal research work; coordinating policies and activities of public bodies; preparing and issuing wild animal control plans; administering and managing wild animals; etc.

Full text
English
Website
www.legislation.govt.nz

References - Legislation

Amended by

Wild Animal Control Amendment Act, 1997.

Legislation | New Zealand | 1997

Keyword: Wild fauna, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Hunting/capture, Keeping of live animals, Ranching/captive breeding, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wild Animal Control Amendment Act, 1999,

Legislation | New Zealand | 1999

Keyword: Wild fauna, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Hunting/capture, Ranching/captive breeding

Source: FAO, FAOLEX