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The Bird Islands Wildlife Management Area Regulations

made under subsection 113(1) of the

Wildlife Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 504

O.I.C. 2009-184 (April 14, 2009), N.S. Reg. 194/2009


1     These regulations may be cited as The Bird Islands Wildlife Management Area Regulations.


2     The purpose of these regulations is to provide for the conservation of colonial seabirds, other wildlife and their habitats, as well as support the protection and maintenance of biodiversity including its constituent species, genes, ecosystems and ecological processes on the Bird Islands, Victoria County, Nova Scotia.


3     In these regulations,


                (a)    “Act” means the Wildlife Act;


                (b)    “Director” means the Director of Wildlife, as defined in the Act;


                (c)    “Management Area” means the Bird Islands Wildlife Management Area;


                (d)    “owner” means a person who holds legal title to real property within the Management Area.

No unauthorized altering of wildlife habitats

4     (1)    A person must not alter a wildlife habitat and supporting ecosystems in the Management Area, or any live or dead vegetation or structures in the wildlife habitat that provide food or cover for wildlife, without the written authorization of the Director.


       (2)    The Director must not authorize a person under subsection (1) if the alteration would have an adverse effect on colonial seabird populations, wildlife habitats and supporting ecosystems.

Restricted entry

5     (1)    A person who is not an owner must not enter or remain on the islands in the Management Area without the written authorization of the Director.


       (2)    Before seeking the written authorization of the Director under subsection (1), a person must first obtain the written authorization of the owner to enter or remain on their privately owned land within the Management Area.

No camping or fires

6     A person must not camp or light or maintain a fire in the Management Area.

No vehicles

7     A person must not operate a vehicle in the Management Area.

No disturbing wildlife

8     (1)    Except as provided in subsection (2) or as permitted by other regulations made under the Act, after March 31 and before September 1, a person must not do any of the following:


                (a)    disturb any colonial seabirds or other wildlife in the Management Area;


                (b)    hunt in the Management Area;


                (c)    discharge a firearm in or over the Management Area.


       (2)    The Director may give a person written authorization to remove any animals from the Management Area if the animals are threatening the colonial seabird population, wildlife habitat and supporting ecosystems.