532. Power to grant licences.

A licence may be granted by the relevant licensing authority1 exempting from liability things done for the following purposes2:

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    (1)     scientific or educational purposes3;

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    (2)     ringing or marking, or examining any ring or mark on, wild animals4;

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    (3)     conserving wild animals or wild plants or introducing them to particular areas5;

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    (4)     protecting any zoological or botanical collection6;

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    (5)     preserving public health or public safety or other imperative reasons of overriding public interest including those of a social or economic nature and beneficial consequences of primary importance for the environment7;

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    (6)     preventing the spread of disease8; or

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    (7)     preventing serious