Antarctic Environmental Protection Regulations
Marginal note:Factors to be considered
18 In considering whether to issue a permit referred to in section 12 of the Act, the Minister must take into account the permits issued by all other Parties to the Protocol to ensure that
(a) only small numbers of native mammals or native birds are killed and the number of native mammals or native birds that are killed during a season from a local population, considered along with the number of native mammals or native birds from that local population that are taken or to be taken under other permits, is not so great that the total number of native mammals or native birds taken from the local population could not be replaced by normal natural reproduction during the following season; and
(b) the diversity of species, as well as the habitats essential to their existence, and the balance of the ecological systems existing within the Antarctic are maintained.
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