Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000

Amendment of section 28 (general restriction as regards hunting or killing with firearms certain exempted wild mammals and certain protected wild birds) of Principal Act.

37.—Section 28 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion of the following after subsection (2):

“(2A) (a) An applicant for—

(i) the grant of a licence under section 29 of this Act, or

(ii) the grant or renewal of a certificate to which section 29(5) of this Act relates,

may, before the granting of any such licence or the granting or renewal of any such certificate, be required to supply satisfactory evidence that the applicant is a competent person to hold such a licence.

(b) The evidence required under paragraph (a) of this subsection shall include the ability to identify certain species of fauna and to have a satisfactory knowledge of the relevant provisions of the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000, and of any instruments made under those Acts.

(c) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to this subsection.”.