—(1) No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner granted under section 12 and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval, carry out any of the following activities within any national park or nature reserve:
capture, displace or feed any animal;
disturb or take the nest of any animal;
collect, remove or wilfully displace any other organism;
use any animal, firearm, explosive, net, trap, hunting device or instrument or means whatever for the purpose of capturing any animal; or
carry or have in the person’s possession any explosive, net, trap or hunting device.
(2) No person shall carry out any activity within any national park or nature reserve which he knows or ought reasonably to know causes or may cause injury to, or the death of, any animal or any other organism within the national park or nature reserve.
(3) No person shall, except with the approval of the Commissioner granted under section 12 and in accordance with the terms and conditions of such approval —
bring or release or cause any animal to be brought or released into a nature reserve; or
permit any domestic animal to stray into a nature reserve.
(4) Any person who contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (3) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine of $500 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.
(5) Subsections (1), (2) and (3) shall not apply to —
the Commissioner, an authorised officer or a park ranger acting in the performance of his duty under this Act;
any other officer or employee of the Board acting in the performance of his duty under this Act or any other written law; and
[National Parks 1997 Ed., s. 24]