Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 15 May 2020 to date (accessed 7 June 2020 at 17:30)
Part 2 Division 1 Section 2.4
2.4   Damaging habitat of threatened species or ecological community
(1)  A person—
(a)  who damages any habitat of a threatened species or threatened ecological community, and
(b)  who knows that it is the habitat of any such species or community,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty—Tier 1 monetary penalty or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.
(2)  A person who damages habitat of a threatened species or threatened ecological community in the course of carrying out any unlawful activity is taken to know that it was habitat of that kind unless the person establishes that the person did not know that it was habitat of that kind.