When is a management plan required?

A wildlife management plan may be required by the Conservation Regulator to support an Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW) or other Wildlife Act authorisation application (such as management or conservation authorisations).

A wildlife management plan may also be a requirement of approvals under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. All enquiries in relation to wildlife management plans required under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 should be directed to the responsible authority (e.g. local government).

This guidance outlines the core requirements for wildlife management plans when they are required by the Conservation Regulator. However, it may also be used as a guide in preparation of wildlife management plans for other purposes.

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