You need to apply for a permit (known as an authority) if you wish to hold in captivity species that are absolutely protected under the Wildlife Act 1953.
These guidelines will help you apply for an authority to hold absolutely protected species in captivity for advocacy purposes.
Get advice on how the guidelines are implemented.
Get the background to the development of the captive management policy, and the guidelines, and find out how these relate to other captive management work.
Print-formatted Guidelines for applications (PDF, 173K)
View the Wildlife Act 1953 on www.legislation.govt.nz
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