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Biodiversity Conservation Regulations licences

On 1 January 2019, the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018 replaced the Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 and the Sandalwood Act 1929 and their associated regulations. The new licensing regime specifies licences for taking, disturbing, supplying, possessing, processing, dealing, importing and exporting activities in relation to flora and fauna. Transitional arrangements ensure that any current Wildlife Conservation Act or Regulations licences continue to be valid until they expire. When your existing licence expires, an application for renewal will be required.

There are a number of areas of intersection between the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and the Environmental Protection Act 1986. The main areas of intersection and how these are dealt with are set out in this  pdfinformation sheet280.66 KB