Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000

Chapter III

Nature Reserves and Refuges

Erection of notices.

25.—(1) The Minister may cause to be erected at a suitable place within, or on the boundary of, or near any land in respect of which—

(a) an establishment order, a recognition order or a designation order to which section 15, 16 or 17, respectively, of the Principal Act applies, or

(b) an agreement under section 18 of the Principal Act applies, or

(c) a natural heritage area order applies, or

(d) there is no subsisting order in operation under section 24 or 25 of the Principal Act or there is such an order in operation but it is of restricted application in respect of that land (which land is, in either case, referred to in this section as a “fauna sanctuary order”),

a notice of the existence of the establishment order, recognition order, designation order, agreement, natural heritage area order or fauna sanctuary order, as the case may be, and for that purpose any person, duly authorised by the Minister in that behalf, may enter on such land and any other land.

(2) Any person who impedes an authorised person in carrying out his or her duties under this section or who wilfully or negligently destroys, alters, defaces, disfigures, marks or otherwise interferes with any notice referred to in subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.