Operators must follow all appropriate Ministry of Health and Civil Aviation Authority guidelines.
A process is underway to develop a new national wild animal recovery operations (WARO) concession for WARO operators. The new concession will replace the 2015-2018 national WARO concession, which expired on 30 June 2018.
Eligible WARO concession holders have been issued interim concessions to allow continuity of operations until the new national WARO concession offer can be made.
Regional consultation with WARO operators and other stakeholders on the draft WARO land schedule took place during June/July 2018. Around 430 submissions were received and assessed against relevant legislation, statutory plans and policy.
A decision on the new national WARO concession is expected next year (2019). The decision date is later than initially anticipated due to the complexity of the work, staff capacity and the high level of external interest.
The WARO fact sheet provides more information on the national WARO permit process.
A national wild animal recovery operations (WARO) concession is available for:
Applying for a concession for the first time can be a little tricky. To ensure your application goes smoothly contact the staff in our Christchurch office.
The National WARO concessions on offer cover the recovery and capture of the following wild animals:
North Island: deer, pig and goat carcass recovery plus live capture of deer, pig and goat.
South Island: deer, pig chamois and goat carcass recovery and live capture of deer.
If you wish to apply for any other type of wild animal recovery operation contact our Christchurch office.
We currently have a backlog of applications. We're working hard to prioritise older and urgent applications. If you have any concerns contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application fee is $2,065.00 plus GST for North Island or South Island concessions.
If your application is approved we will send you a contract which you must sign and return before proceeding with your activity.
The following document may help you when considering your application for a WARO concession.
December 2015: A review of WARO access in Ruahine Forest Park took place in July 2015. Read the outcome of the review.
For more information about the national or other WARO permit, or assistance with your WARO concession, contact our Christchurch office.
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