|From:||Syd Curtis <>|
|Date:||Thu, 10 Jun 2004 06:18:29 +1000|
Going further, how many people would be aware that to spotlight in a NSW State Forest you need a permit from State Forests, which itself demands an ACEC authority? Chances are many most people spotlighting on NSW State Forest land are doing so illegally.
And in Queensland, play-back of recorded bird-song may be illegal in some circumstances.
Regulation 88(2) of the 1994 Nature Conservation Regulations, reads, "a person must not use a radio, tape recorder, or other sound or amplifier system in a way that may cause unreasonable disturbance to a person or native animal in a protected area."
I don't know if that regulation is still current but expect it to be.
Playback of bird-song in the territory of a territorial male bird can cause that bird considerable distress and might reasonably be regarded as "unreasonable disturbance" of the bird.
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