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Wildlife Area Regulations

Version of section 4 from 2020-11-30 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) The Minister may, on application, issue a permit to a person or a government body for any activity referred to in section 3 or 3.3 if

    • (a) in the case where the purpose of the proposed activity is to promote the conservation or protection of wildlife or wildlife habitat,

      • (i) the benefits that the proposed activity is likely to have for the conservation or protection of wildlife or wildlife habitat outweigh any adverse effects that it is likely to have on wildlife or wildlife habitat, and

      • (ii) there are no alternatives to the proposed activity that would be likely to produce the same or equivalent benefits for the conservation or protection of wildlife or wildlife habitat but would be likely to have less significant adverse effects; and

    • (b) in any other case,

      • (i) taking into consideration the measures described in paragraph (2)(d), the adverse effects that the proposed activity is likely to have on wildlife or wildlife habitat would not compromise their conservation, and

      • (ii) there are no alternatives to the proposed activity that would allow the applicant to achieve the same outcome but would likely have less significant adverse effects on wildlife or wildlife habitat.

  • (2) The application must be in a form approved by the Minister and include the following information:

    • (a) the applicant’s contact information;

    • (b) details regarding the activity that the applicant proposes to carry out, including

      • (i) the purpose of the activity,

      • (ii) the location where it will be carried out,

      • (iii) the conveyances and devices that will be used, including remotely piloted aircraft and self-propelled terrestrial or aquatic devices, whether those devices are remotely controlled or autonomous,

      • (iv) the types of equipment that will be used, and

      • (v) the number of persons who will be carrying out the activity and their qualifications in relation to the activity;

    • (c) details regarding the effects that the activity is likely to have on wildlife or wildlife habitat in the wildlife area, including the likelihood that those effects will occur and their scope; and

    • (d) details regarding the measures that will be taken by the applicant to monitor the effects referred to in paragraph (c) and to prevent or, if prevention is not feasible, to mitigate any adverse effects.

  • SOR/78-466, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/82-871, s. 1
  • SOR/94-594, s. 6(F)
  • SOR/2020-256, s. 4

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