18. The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks may authorize the carrying on of
(1) an activity required for educational, scientific or management purposes;
(2) an activity that alters the habitat of a threatened or vulnerable plant species.
He may attach such conditions to the authorization as he determines, in particular the requirement that the applicant furnish security in accordance with the regulations.
Before issuing an authorization, the Minister shall take into account, in particular but not exclusively, the objectives pursued by the applicant, the nature of the proposed activities and their impact on the threatened or vulnerable plant species and on their habitats, the competence and experience of the applicant, and the precautionary, mitigating and monitoring measures necessary to ensure favourable living conditions for the threatened or vulnerable plant species or for their habitats.
1989, c. 37, s. 18; 1994, c. 17, s. 53; 1999, c. 36, s. 133; 2006, c. 3, s. 35.