Fees and services—Application for grant of a movement permit under the Nature Conservation Act
The legislation provides for a licensing system to help protect native wildlife from over exploitation and to ensure wild populations of plants and animals are protected. The licensing system also helps to monitor wildlife trade and reduce the likelihood of animals escaping and threatening animal populations in the wild e.g. through the spread of disease. A movement permit is required when no other provision under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 allows for movement of protected animals.