206. Protection of fauna, flora and mineral resources.

Unless a permit1 has been granted by the Secretary of State or written authorisation granted by another contracting party2, it is an offence for a United Kingdom national in Antarctica or a non-national on a British expedition3 to:

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    (1)     intentionally kill, injure, capture, handle or molest any native mammal4 or native bird5;

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    (2)     while on foot intentionally disturb a breeding or moulting native bird, or a concentration of native mammals or native birds6;

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    (3)     use a vehicle, vessel or aircraft in a manner that disturbs a concentration of native mammals or native birds7;

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    (4)     use explosives or firearms in